Yibo Fu

I’m a creative technologist, designer, fabricator & HCI researcher. I believe in a physical world of ‘ambient computing’. I love the potential of design thinking that makes science & technology weird/fun/clever/uesful

I write code in cpp, js & python, specializing in embedded system/physical computing and tangible human computer interaction. I love using Arduino or Raspberry Pi to play with electricity’s magic power of impacting almost anything and I made an Arduino from scratch. As an industrial designer, I do 3D modeling in Rhinoceros and Alias(learning Grasshopper). In my spare time, I mess around withC4D & Arnold/Octane renderer to create non-existing world.

I also enjoy hands-on stuff. I have experience in fabrication processes such as 3D printing, CNC milling, vinyl cutting, laser cutting, lathe, machine sewing, soldering, casting, etc. And I’m extermely interested in fabrication-inspired/innovated ideas.


BubbleTex, in Proceedings of CHI 2023
Ephemera, in Proceedings of ISEA 2023


MFA Design & Technology,  Parsons School of Design

Exchange program, Tsinghua University

B.E. Industrial design,  South China University of Technology


Exchange summer program, Industrial design,  Georgia Tech Institute

Working experience

02/2023 - 09/2023
Research assistant, Morphing Matter Lab at HCII in Carnegie Mellon University

09/2022 - 12/2022
Visiting research intern, Morphing Matter Lab at HCII in Carnegie Mellon University

10/2022/ - 12/2022
Graduate teaching assistant, xFab, PGTE5270, Parsons School of Design

05/2022 - 08/2022
Design technologist intern, Smart Design

Graduate research assistant of Prof. Harpreet Sareen at Parsons School of Design

Industrial design intern, Nreal.ltd

Awards & scholarships

2022 Core77 Design Award Notable

2019 Red Dot Design Award Best of the Best

2019 A’design Award Bronze

2020, 2021 Parsons Provost’s scholarship (50% tuition)

2021 Parsons Material Fund

2021 Parsons AMT Student Support Award

2022 - 2023, 2021 - 2022 Parsons Graduate Student Research Fund Award


Ephemera, 2022 Ars Electronica Festival, Linz

Other links

p5.js sketches
Major Studio 1 Website on Github,

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