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.

(he/him)

Softspace


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.

Past Projects


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Softspace

Gray Area Fellowship

Studio Olafur Eliasson

Harvard GSD

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