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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 building a new kind of tool for creative thought that uses the magical technology of spatial computing.

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

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 creative thinking and collaboration. This means I spend my workdays researching, designing, and coding a virtual reality app that helps creative professionals think better, together, from anywhere.

Spatial computing is a transformative new paradigm in human-computer interaction, but it's still early days for this technology. There's an overemphasis on entertainment and domain-specific use cases, and underinvestment in general-purpose applications. I'm working to change that.

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

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