Hao Zhang is an interaction designer & researcher who works with interactive media in and about millennial contexts. His projects, whether conceptual or applied, define new experiences and aesthetic situations which arise from the intermingling of the intangible social media and tangible worlds of physcial materiality. As millennial life becomes ever virtual and screen-mediated, he investigates how emerging display technologies can  enable new kinds of active lifestyles. 

In 2017, Hao Zhang (1992, Shanghai, China) was a featured artist at Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria; worked as a teaching assistant at Everyday Immersions Virtual Reality class at ArtCenter College of Design & was a researcher for Vans Design Team through a partnership with ArtCenter.
 


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MFA / Media Design Practices / Art Center College of Design, Pasadena / 2015 - 2018
BA / Graphic Design / Shanghai Jiaotong University / 2011 - 2015

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︎ Howardzhang1108@Gmail.com
︎ 626 230 7103


EDUCATION

MFA / Media Design Practices / Art Center College of Design, Pasadena / 2015 - 2018
BA / Graphic Design / Shanghai Jiaotong University / 2011 - 2015


Design Research Projects

Swag Sauce ( UX for Creative Campaign )/ 2017 Fall - 2018 Spring
Optimization for a Seat : UI for Emerging Technologies / 2017 Spring- Summer
Refresh VR: UX for VR cardio ) / 2017 Spring
Real Guy Fitness: UX for Weight-related Physcial Interaction  / 2017 Summer


WORK EXPERIENCE

Teaching Assistant for Virtual Reality & Unity Software / ArtCenter College of Design / 2017 Fall
Interaction Designer & Design Researcher / Vans / 2017 Summer
Marketing Design Intern / Summergate Wine & Spirits, China / 2014 Summer


PUBLIC RECOGNITION

“Optimization for a Seat” Exhibition, Ars Electronica, Austria / 2017
“Car Hallucination” Exhibition, Ars Electronia, Austia / 2017
Works selected into national Chinese Art and Design anthology for College students. / 2014