I’m Yuanyuan Liu, a second year PhD student in the Engineering Design Centre of University of Cambridge, focusing on healthcare design and inclusive design.
As for my background, both my bachelor and master degree were in industrial design, but the directions were quite different. My undergraduate study was mainly focused on product design, I have gained the most essential skills as an industrial designer; while for my postgraduate, I joined the design management lab in Tsinghua University, my role has transferred from a designer to a design researcher, mainly focused on user research especially user lifestyle study. I have gained a rich combination of design experiences, from cooperating with the Southampton University in UK to help supermarkets improve the elderly consumers' shopping experience, to helping the Boeing Company to advance user experience in China. Also, my design works have won lots of prizes both domestically and internationally.