A creative strategist and experiential futurist with a multidisciplinary background in speculative design, experience design and emerging technology.
Qinqin(Stella) Yang is a creative strategist and certified foresight practitioner with a multidisciplinary background in speculative design, experience design and emerging technology. She is the co-founder and creative director of alterR.studio, a design innovation studio dedicated to speculating and prototyping for possible futures, where she takes design as a tool and method to question the cultural, social, and technological changes’ implications at a system level and therefore envision the future. As the director of global projects and strategic planning of Global Design Futures Network(GDFN), she is responsible for the development and implementation of external projects. And she is also the founding member of Actual Fiction, a company focusing on creative planning, experience design and digital content production.
Most of her work is research-based, in between reality and fiction. She received her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Art History from the University of California - Los Angeles and Master of Fine Arts in Design and Technology from Parsons the New School of Design, and has studies Architecture in Harvard Graduate School of Design under Design Discovery Program. She holds several individual patents for innovative designs and her work has been exhibited and recognized worldwide such as Lumin Prize, FastCo. Innovation by Design, WIRED Creative Hack and Core77.
Previously, she worked in J.P Morgan Chase mobile innovation team as a senior experience designer and was a member of the Creative Science Track at the NEWINC, an art and technology incubator of the New Museum in New York. And she has been invited to participate in the Everyday Experiments project by IKEA's innovation lab SPACE10, and the Dubai Future Forum held at the Museum of the Future by the Dubai Future Foundation. She also served as a creative lead in charge of the Tencent Science and Technology Museum and Technology Tree located in Tencent’s new HQ, brand communication for Burberry’s New Year Campaign, immersive exhibition for the Palace Museum(The Forbidden City), project management for Dior, LVMH etc.
她于加州大学洛杉矶分校UCLA获得电子工程和艺术史辅修的学士学位后，于纽约帕森斯设计学院获得设计与科技艺术硕士学位，并曾在哈佛大学设计学院设计探索项目学习建筑设计。她拥有多个发明专利，设计作品曾获得Core77, Lumin Prize流明奖, WIRED Creative Hack, FastCo创新设计奖等多项国际荣誉。她曾在摩根大通移动创新团队工作，是纽约新美术馆艺术与科技孵化器NEWINC创意科技组成员，受邀参与IKEA创新实验室SPACE10的Everyday Experiments项目和迪拜未来基金会在未来博物馆举办的迪拜未来论坛，并曾作为主创人员负责腾讯前海新总部科技馆和科技树，故宫博物院和腾讯联合主办的《纹以载道》沉浸式展览，Burberry 博界「交融边界」展览等多项全案创意策划。