A booklet published in July 2022 documenting a series of projects undertaken since 2015 to develop teaching materials for children with autism using an industrial design methodology and process. In association with XingXingYu 星星雨 School, Beijing.Continue reading Learning Resources for Autistic Children 自闭症儿童学习资源
Every year we try to hold a workshop with a New Year card theme. This year was a challenge because many areas of Beijing were facing restrictions, but we still managed a couple of workshops with a fun animated tiger card. Images from two workshops — at BIT auxiliary research school in LiangXiang and the Courtyard Institute in Beijing.
Design Research Society LEARNxDESIGN Conference 2021, 24–26 September 2021 Jinan|China
My colleague and I presented two papers at this conference; One about the card education resource I had developed and another about teaching Design History in China.
I created this folding brain anatomy model (based on a tetraflexagon) for the DYSPLA festival in Enfield 18th — 19th September, 2021.Continue reading Dyspla — Words Not Walls Festival
Some of the processes and thinking behind the new dragon boat designs unveiled at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (held in 2021).Continue reading Dragon Boat Evolution
Paper delivered at Cumulus Conference: Design Culture(s) Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Architecture and School of Industrial Design
Title of paper: Thinking with Card: Curriculum-Led Making Activities Integrated with Distance LearningContinue reading Cumulus Design Culture(s) Roma
For the 2019 Designs of the Year Exhibition at the Design Museum, I nominated the FREKVENS hifi by Teenage Engineering for IKEA.
Then I was asked to put all my thoughts into 100 words.Continue reading Beazley Designs of The Year 2019
A piece about the repurposed sugar refinery in Yangshuo, commissioned by an in-flight magazine. For the story I also interviewed Li XiaoDong 李晓东, Professor of Architecture at Tsinghua University, Dong Gong 董功, principal and founder of Vector Architects and main architect behind the Alila Hotel at Yangshuo and interior designer Ju Bin 琚宾.Continue reading Yangshuo Alila Resort
The new mascots for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics were unveiled today. This piece concerns the process, outcome and belated promotion for the mascots that never were — The NuFuWa 新福娃!Continue reading 2022 冬奥 Beijing Olympic Mascot Design
An interactive game exhibit based on popular children’s IP, LuoBaoBei, coupled with a DIY toy both based on an episode about climbing.Continue reading LBB Climbing Game and DIY Papercraft Toy