Tina L. Zeng
designer + researcher
tinalzeng@gmail.com    |   +1 626 381 8313
 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

IBM
Watson Data Platform
Design Researcher, UX Designer
Austin, TX
January 2016 - Current


The Boston Consulting Group, Digital Ventures
Human-Centered Designer (Contract)
Manhattan Beach, CA
January - March 2015

UNICEF Innovation Labs
Design Consultant + Creative Technologist (Contract) 
Kampala, Uganda
July 2014

Art Center College of Design / UNICEF Innovation Labs
Sponsored Project
Designer + Researcher
Kampala, Uganda | Pasadena, CA
September 2013 – August 2014

MASS Design Group
Business Development Intern
Los Angeles, CA | Boston, MA
June 2012 - August 2012

 

RECOGNITION

2015 Core77 Design Awards
Winner
Social Impact - Student
The weDub Project

 

Media Design Practices
2015 Postgraduate Fellow
Funded in part by Intel Corporation + VentureWell

 

EDUCATION

Art Center College of Design
MFA in Media Design Practices / Field
August 2014

Art Center College of Design
Postgraduate Fellow
Funded in part by Intel Corporation + VentureWell
August 2014 - December 2014

University of Southern California
BA in Communication
Spring 2011

 

Harvard Graduate School of Design
Architecture, Career Discovery
Summer 2011

Chinese University of Hong Kong
International Communication
Study Abroad, Fall 2009

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Open Engagement, Oakland, CA
Presenter, May 2016

Design That Makes A Difference
Art Center College of Design + Royal College of Art
Presenter + Panelist, November 2015
The weDub Project

Google HQ, Mountain View, CA
Presenter, November 2014
Made-to-Break Tech: Ugandan Teens and the VJing Phenomenon


UNICEF Innovation HQ, New York, NY
Presenter, October 2014
Platforms Not Products: The weDub Project

Nike Girl Effect Studio
Art Center College of Design / Designmatters
Guest Critic, Fall 2014

Art Center College of Design
Creating Social Impact
Guest Lecturer, October 2014
Platforms Not Products: The weDub Project

 

PUBLICATIONS

Participatory Visual and Digital Research in Action
Co-wrote chapter, Caminemos Juntos: Collaboration, Ethnography and Design in Northeast Los Angeles
in Participatory Design Ethnography section
Chapter authors: Elizabeth Chin, Morgan Marzec, Cayla McCrae, and Tina L. Zeng


UNICEF Stories for Innovation
Made to Break: Designing Technology for Development
VJing: Engaging Ugandan Youth in Technology for Development
 

Society for Applied Anthropology Conference 2013
Caminemos Juntos:
Designers’ Ethnographic Journey with Homeless Youth

Presented with Morgan Marzec and Cayla McCrae

Presentation Topic: Technology, Design, and New Media in Ethnographic Engagement
Podcast
 

University of Southern California
US-China Today
East West in Harmony: Kaiping Diaolou


University of Southern California
International Journal of Communication
Book review, John Kao: Innovation Nation