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Yangyang Yang

Yangyang Yang

PhD Student
UC Berkeley School of Information

Yangyang Yang is a PhD student at the UC Berkeley School of Information and the Berkeley Center for New Media.

Her primary research focus centers on design research in human-computer interaction, leveraging emerging technologies such as mixed reality and physical computing to create embodied learning experiences beyond the desktop.

Her recent research endeavors have revolved around investigating the application of mixed reality in two critical areas: Post-anthropocentric design – examining how mixed reality as a design provocation can elicit individuals’ sensitivity towards more-than-human perspectives and challenge the anthropocentric stance; Postcolonial design – investigating how mixed reality co-creation can empower Indigenous youth, fostering culturally responsive STEM learning and promoting their rightful presence in the science museum.

Her designs have been showcased at World Maker Faire NYC, CES, Newlab Brooklyn, Showfields NYC, MIT Museum Gallery, and MIT Wiesner Art Gallery. She is also the co-founder of Look Alive Studio.

Yangyang Yang