A short bio about
Dan Chen

Dan Chen is an improvisational engineer, interaction designer and technology investigator.

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 10 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 QUARTZ, 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, Copernicus Science Centre & 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.


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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