Jessica (Jieyu) Yang

PROJECT 1: Masters Of Control

Assigned Masterworks:  Majestic & Pokemon Go


PROJECT 2: The Command: Buttons


Designer: Jessica (Jieyu) Yang

 Archetype: constraint

Context: “The city took 25,899 reports of car break-ins in 2015,” The San Francisco Chronicle reports. Your car needs more care.

Product: It works with smart watch app, you will get noticed whenever your car is in dangerous situations. The camera automatically takes photos of the car which hit yours. The super bright LEDs turn on and the car remote will vibrate if someone is too close to your car and looks inside of your car for a few minutes.


PROJECT 2: The Command: Do What I Mean


Designer: Jessica (Jieyu) Yang

Archetype: constraint

Product: Your car’s personal security assistant.


Project 3-The Arrival: old dogs, new tricks


Designer:  Jessica (Jieyu) Yang

Archetype: Constraint

Context: Have you ever met someone in a conference but couldn’t remember his name? Social networking in an important skill for career building. Remembering people’s names can always help you. That’s why I designed ReadU.

Product: ReadU comes with a pair of smart contact glasses and a headphone. The pair of contact glasses embedded with facial recognition technology. When it detects someone from your contacts, it will send voice reminder to you through the headphone hiding inside your ear. ReadU can help you be more popular and impressive.


Project 4-The Gathering: strength in numbers

The Dumpling School

Designers: Beizi (Ricky) Zhang, Jessica (Jieyu) Yang, Joyce Lu

Archetype: Constraint

Context: About 3% of the world population, live outside their country of origin today, and the number is continuing to rise. As more people move to either settle permanently or work temporarily away from home, they bring with them some parts of their culture, leading to an increasingly unified world culture that consists of adapted cultural trends. Meanwhile, traditional skills and crafts, including cooking, are dying as people spend more time and place more emphasis on work.

We live in paradoxical times, of a cross-cultural dilemma, we may speak the same language, but do we really understand each other? We interpret subjectively, we jump to conclusions, we look at the world through eyes and lenses that’s designed to correct our vision, and not the other person’s, we stereotype.

Product: The Dumpling School is a social enterprise that partners with high schools to run week-long workshops to educate and develop cultural intelligence in high school students. Equipped with gloves that would track and help guide hand gestures when making dumplings, students learn to make dumplings in a fun and engaging way, while appreciating the differences and similarities across cultures.

At the Dumpling School, students learn to make Dumplings of world. It brings back face to face, hands on learning experience to counter balance online existences. It inspires more active and shared learning possibilities for connections and exchange.