Hello, this is
Dan Chen
I am a
I am a
I design human robot
My research is around
Mental Projections
I create new form of
I explore the digital and physical
I create open tools that
I instigates augmented
I create platforms for people to locate
I makes devices that questions self
I create accessible and playful
open designs
Upcoming Exhibition
From sketches, prototpyes to

Design Portfolio


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


Technical Portfolio


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



Dan Chen is an improvisational engineer, interaction designer and technology investigator. He communicates his ideas through working prototypes, designing robots based on patterns of human behaviors.

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 9 years of design experience and now works at Culture Robotics as senior engineer. Previous positions include MIT Lifelong Kindergarten as an industrial designer, Johnson & Johnson as Senior Interaction Designer and Senior Interaction Designer at IDEO.

His personal 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 on the future of intimacy in 2016. His work was exhibited in Vitra Design Museum, MAK Wien, Design Museum Gent, Seoul Museum of Art & Ars Electronica.

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