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Hi there, I'm Thuy, an interaction designer from Germany. I have recently graduated with MFA Interaction Design from Umeå Institute of Design in Sweden. Last year, I worked with a bunch of talented people from forpeople, a London-based multidisciplinary design agency, on diverse projects from graphic, UI/UX to product design. Previously, I graduated with BA Industrial Design from the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Germany.
Through the experiences I have made in both the academic and professional design world, I figured that, as a designer, I most of all concern about people: their wishes, needs or constraints. And far more than constructing the material world to me design is about forming perceptions, interactions, expectations and reflections - with or through interfaces. My design works are driven by the question of: What’s this? What’s more? What else? And: What if?, by being unorthodox from time to time and challenging people’s conceptions of the existing. Therefore, my strongest tool as an interaction designer is the ability to tell stories that make people understand, believe or rethink.
The private Me is obsessed with the color black and monochrome outfits, in love with handwriting, beautiful books and German bread, and shows enormous dedication to costumes, organising events and surprising my fellows as Secret Santa and Secret Easter Bunny.
Presenting at this year's UID16 Design Talks
Giant Minion Costume for Halloween15
forpeople ltd. as interaction and graphic designer– internship 07.2015-12.2015 / ding3000 as product designer – internship 09.2012-2.2013
Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden – MFA Interaction Design 09.2014-06.2016 / Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Germany – MA Interface Design 10.2013-07.2014 / Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Germany – BA Industrial Design 03.2010-07.2013