Wei Liu, from Beijing, China P.R., is currently working as a PhD researcher in the ID-StudioLab (http://studiolab.ide.tudelft.nl/) within the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.
Wei worked as a user experience designer at Core Engineer Group at Autodesk in Shanghai (2008.02‐2009.08), and as an interaction designer at Consumer eXperience Department at Motorola in Beijing (2006.10‐2008.02). Wei received his Master of Interaction Design at University of Southern Denmark in 2006, and Bachelor of Industrial Design at Beijing University of Technology in 2004.
Interaction Design, Service Design, User Experience, Research Design, Design Education, User Centered Design, User Interface Design.
PhD Researcher at TUDelft and Exact
September 2009 – Present
My PhD project focuses on developing new user interface for the so-called Generation Y office workers. Born between 1980 and 2000, they are digital natives, which have experienced digital technology their entire lives. Thus they have developed new ways and habits of interacting with their digital world, putting very high demands on the applications, services, devices and networks that enable and support these interactions. To cater to this new generation of workers, future business applications and services should fit in with richer ways of interaction that go beyond keyboard, mouse, and display. The project goal is to explore and develop these new Generation Y interfaces, and to study how these interfaces will affect future ways of working.
User Experience Designer at Autodesk
February 2008 – August 2009
As a User Experience Designer, I assist senior staff, as well as lead research and design projects for new features and tools in AutoCAD, 3Ds Max, and other platform products. With a clear passion for solving customer problems, I have the ability to communicate design ideas to technical audiences through illustration, presentations, specifications, and clear descriptive languages.
• Gather user requirements and conduct user research
• Translate customer needs into innovative UX design solutions
• Optimize product usability, learnability, and customer satisfaction
• Create conceptual designs and run usability studies
• Research and validate clear and achievable specifications
Interaction Designer at Motorola
October 2006 – February 2008
The interface design team of Consumer eXperience Design employs a user centered design process. User interface designers have responsibility for providing good user experience design for Motorola’s smart phones which might be touch-screen or non-touch-screen devices. I participate in many aspects of design activities, including contextual user studies, requirement analysis, communication design via task flow analysis and storyboards, user interaction design, documenting specifications, reviewing design with designers, software engineers and other related functional persons.
2006.02‐2006.06 Graduation Project on Designing Tangible MP3 Player Interfaces, Denmark
2005.12‐2006.01 Design Research Intern at Danfoss, Denmark
2005.04‐2005.06 Lead Networked Kitchen Design, Germany
2005.02‐2005.06 Redesign Heating Controller at OJ Electronics, Denmark
2004.09‐2005.01 Design iTV (interactive TV) at Bang & Olufsen, Denmark
2004.03‐2004.08 Bachelor Thesis ‐ Refrigerator Industrial Design, China
2004.03‐2004.07 Industrial Design Intern at Beijing Top Electric, China
2004.01‐2004.06 Graphic Design Intern at ZMXY.com Art Studio, China