Jiabao Li

Graphic Designer

United States of America

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Working at the intersection of emerging technology, art and design, Jiabao Li creates new ways for humans to perceive the world. She works across nature, humans’ designed environment, and belief structures and creates works addressing climate change, humane technology, and a just, sustainable future. Her mediums include wearable, robot, AR/VR, projection, performance, software, installation.

In Jiabao’s TED Talk, she uncovered how technology mediates the way we perceive reality. At Apple, she invents and explores new technologies for future products. She graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Design with a Master of Design in Technology with Distinction and best thesis award.

Jiabao is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including iF Design Award, NEA, STARTS Prize, Fast Company, Core77, IDSA, ISWC Design Award. Her work has been exhibited internationally, at Ars Electronica, SIGGRAPH, Milan and Dubai Design Week, ISEA, Anchorage Museum, Codame, Primer, OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal, CHI, Donghu Shan Art Museum. Her work has been featured on Yahoo, TechCrunch, Domus, CCTV, Yanko Design, Fast Company, Harvard Political Review, The National, Business Insider, Bloomberg, Leonardo, and South China Morning Post.

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EDUCATION

Harvard University, Graduate School of Design 2016 - 2018

M.Des. Design Technology, with Distinction

National University of Singapore 2011 - 2015

B.Eng. Electrical & Computer Engineering, Distinction Honors

MIT Media Lab 2016 - 2018

Royal College of Art, Contemporary Art Practice 2018

RWTH Aachen, Human Computer Interaction 2014

Stanford University, Philosophy 2020

WORKING EXPERIENCES

Apple, Designer for Experimental Products, Interfaces, and Technologies 2017 - Present

Harvard University, Teaching Fellow 2017

Sea, Product Design Lead 2015

AWARDS AND PRIZES

AACYF Top 30 Under 30 2021

STARTS Prize 2020

National Endowment for the Arts 2020

iF Design Award 2018

Core77 Design Award 2019

Fast Company World Changing Ideas Award 2019

IDSA 2019

Ubicomp/ISWC Design Award 2018

Project Prize for Best Thesis - Harvard GSD 2018

Game Design First Place Award - CHI Play 2017

First Place - Cities for a Flying World 2017

Hacking Art First Runnerup - MIT 2016

Innovation & Research Award - NUS 2015

SELECTED PROJECTS

Unfinished Farewell

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Immersive Projection

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online

YEAR:

2021

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ABOUT

Unfinished Farewell is an online space to commemorate the people who have left us because of the COVID-19 pandemic. When visitors enter each person's "tomb", they can see their stories and the help-seeking information they posted before they passed away, and leave a message. There are various ways of visualizing the statistics of COVID, but none about individual’s story. This project provides one way for us to visualize and relate to death. Behind every number is a life.

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