Turning Museum Visitors into Designers

Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

Curating your Own Experience

Cleveland Museum of Art

Other experiments and projects:

Studio Quasi

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A creative studio for experimental practice spanning the areas of art, design, technology, and interaction

Materiality, Digital/Physical Fabrication, Installation — with Adam Lassy

Searching the Met

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Designing a search experience for the more than half a million users a month, accessing one of the world's largest digital art collections

UX, Data, Prototyping

Questioning the Ideal City

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A public game for the BMW Guggenheim Lab that highlights the importance of compromise and decision-making to make cities better places to live

Concept, Game Design, Web — with Local Projects

Remember 9/11

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Giving visitors a way to share and hear stories at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum

Touchscreen, Hardware, Screener, CMS — with Local Projects

The Emergence of Crowds

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Exploring the natural movement of people in space with choreographer Jonah Bokaer

Application, Networks, Concept — with Local Projects

Skin

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A response to Vito Acconci Studio's installation in the Bronx Museum which treats Corian as a pliable material

Max MSP, Projection Mapping — with Mike Kelberman

A Neighborhood Inside a Museum

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Giving kids the tools to imbue their historic Harlem neighborhood with personality and imagination for the Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling

Prototyped Concept, Hardware, Projection Mapping, Touchscreen, Application — with Local Projects

A Hands-On Approach to Making Movies

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Designing a fun and portable filmmaking platform for Jacob Burns Film Center

Application, Web, Content Design — with Local Projects

Animal Machines

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Fascinated with the idea of creatively playing with structures that are grounded in its mechanisms but ephemeral in its result

Mechanisms, 3D-Modeling and Printing — with Adi Marom
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Antimatter

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Branding and visual design for jewelry designer Antimatter

Print Design

Neon Earthquakes

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A voronoi-based algorithm modeled on open source seismic data that now exists as visual form-making

Processing — with Filippo Vanucci

Other clients include

SFMOMA
Jazz Hall of Fame
The Knight Foundation
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial
Hyundai
Google Creative Lab
Rockefeller Center
Brookfield Place
UF Bob Graham Center
Drexel University: Vision 2020
Florida Humanities Council
Bell Labs
Tech Museum of Innovation
Panasonic
One World Observatory
New York Hall of Science
Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Director
of Interaction Design and Experience

As a director, I headed and managed the Interaction Department at Local Projects, while leading teams of talented developers, designers, and strategists across the studio. Together we won every major interaction design award in the country including the National Design Award for Interaction Design.

Read more about it on LinkedIn.

Speaking/Teaching

Princeton University Student Design Conference
Drexel University
Guest Lecturer for School of Visual Arts (SVA) Graduate and Undergraduate Interaction Design Courses
Cooper Hewitt DesignPrep Interaction Design Workshop

Experienced:
10+ years designing, 2 careers, 1 masters degree

Interaction Design — 8 years

Storytelling / Concept Development / Shaping Content / Deliverables / Defending and proving ideas through prototyping and mockups / Working with new technologies / Testing prototypes and breaking them

Architecture — 4.5 years

Designing in multiple dimensions / Programming / Working with materials / Being site-specific / Designing within budget / Putting together presentations with little sleep / Learning to work with clients and subcontractors

Education

MPS Interaction, NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP)
BA Architecture, Wellesley College

My background is a combination of designing physical spaces and designing for the people who activate them. I believe that as designers we should be fluid—working in-between disciplines, and re-imagining perceptions of spatiality through interaction.

Freelancer
and currently based in NYC

Platforms/Areas

Media Installations
Environmental Installations
Gestural Interactions
Touchscreen Tables and Walls
Websites
Mobile Apps
Concept
Strategy
Service Design

Contact
angelajchen@gmail.com

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I look forward to working with new and different clients. If you would like to see a portfolio, or chat about potential opportunities, please get in touch.