Hello, my name is
Dan Chen

Dan is an interaction designer with several years of software and hardware prototyping and production experience. He communicates his ideas through working prototypes, design research insights, expoloring new ways of user interactions.

He has several degrees including a MAS from MIT, an MFA in digital media from RISD and a BFA in communication design from UConn. He has over 13 years of design experience. Previous positions include MIT Lifelong Kindergarten as an industrial designer and mechanical engineer. Johnson & Johnson as Senior Interaction Designer. Senior Interaction Designer at IDEO.

His work has been featured in CNET, The Huffington Post, the verge, Engadget, Mashable and Daily Mail. Dan was invited as a speaker at TEDx Vienna and TEDx Bologna. His work was exhibited in Vitra Design Museum, MAK Wien, Design Museum Gent, Seoul Museum of Art & Ars Electronica.

Working in the realms of interaction design and product design, Dan explores the new ways of interaction and communication through working prototypes and storytelling, inviting a reflective evaluation and implication.


Design Projects


This site features selected archive of Dan Chen's work. This includes 2D, 3D, robotic, installations and interactive works.


Engineering Projects


A collection of tutorials and experiemnts that Dan have written. Ranging from how to use network protocals, bluetooth, chips and many little fun projects.


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