Thanks for the photo, @Doublekoek :)

Thanks for the photo, @Doublekoek :)

Hey there! I'm Yiliu. Welcome to the corner of the internet where I share my thinking and work.

I'm a designer and programmer. Right now, I'm working on a new kind of tool for thought that helps designers and researchers solve complex problems better.

Previously: I was a research resident at an artist studio; an architecture grad student; an analyst at an investment bank; and a college econometrics major.

I create out of a love for making beautiful things that elevate those who use them. You can usually find me in Berlin with my partner and our stubborn Welsh Terrier.



My main jam is building Softspace, a spatial-computational medium for making sense of complex problems in research and design. I spend my workdays developing a VR/AR app, testing it with designers and researchers, and publishing documentation and running code.

Spatial computing represents a powerful new paradigm for how people use computers, but the medium is still immature. There's an over-reliance on familiar concepts and use cases, and an under-investment in bold experimentation. I would like to change that.

Softspace is simultaneously a product that people can use to do real work; an applied research project to explore the deep potential of spatial interfaces; and an experiment in new and better models for funding and developing great software.

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