Jiasi Tan_2017_Chicago

I'm Jiasi, a multidisciplinary designer focused on anticipating and testing users’ needs to create experiences that are simple, beautiful, and delightful.

With a background in architecture, urban design and now product design, also actively involved with the latest technology and updates in the design field, I'm a fervent supporter of cross disciplinary collaboration and a designer with a passion for crafting products that are easy-to-use and fun.


Skill: Product Design; UX/UI; 2D Graphic Design; Team Work; Creativity; Music

Contact: jtan@tanjiasi.com; jtan@gsd.harvard.edu; tanjiasi0514@gmail.com




Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction Institute - 07/2018-Current

MS in Human Computer Interaction

Harvard University, Graduate School of Design - 06/2012-05/2014

Master of Architecture

Dalian University of Technology, School of Architecture and Fine Arts - 09/2007-06/2012

Bachelor of Architecture (with Distinction)




Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum (HOK), Chicago, USA - 12/2015-07/2018

Design Professional

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP (SOM), New York, USA - 07/2014-12/2015

Junior Architectural Professional

Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, USA - 05/2014-10/2014

Research Assistant on Responsive Environment Design

Harvard University Graduate School of Design Publication Office, Cambridge, USA  - 05/2014-10/2014

Graphic Design Editor at Harvard University

Junya.ishigami+associates, Tokyo, Japan - 06/2014-07/2014

Intern Designer

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP (SOM), New York, USA - 06/2013-08/2013

Intern architect

The Design Institute of Civil Engineering & Architecture of DUT, Dalian, China - 03/2011-06/2011

Junior architectural designer

DENNUE Architecture Design Company, Dalian, China - 09/2009-12/2010

Assistant architectural designer



Python, HTML, XML, CSS, jQuery, Javascript, PHP, JSON, MySQL, R and RStudio


Adobe Experience Design, Adobe Dreamweaver, REST APIs, data visualization, Balsamiq

iOS App Development

Swift, XCode, News Preview, ANF

2D Graphic

Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom, After Effects), AutoCAD, Apple Keynote

Video Editing

Premiere Pro, After Effects

Visualisation & Prototyping

Processing, Kinect, Arduino

3D Modelling

Rhino, Grasshopper, Revit, Sketchup, 3Dmax Studio, Maya, Digital Project


Grasshopper, Python, Visual Basic, Processing


3D Printing (DeskArtes 3D), CNC(MasterCam), Laser Cutter

Environment Analysis

ArcGIS, Ecotect, Diva


V-ray, Maxwell, Artlantis


Mandarin, English

Photography, Physical Model-making,Freehand Drawing, Piano, Guitar


Carnegie Mellon University Merit-based Scholarship - 08/2018

Qinghua University Press - 10/2016

Exacting Fantasy

Harvard Graduate School of Design Platform7 Publication - 12/2014

Game Experience Center (GSD STU 1302)

Harvard Graduate School of Design Platform7 Publication - 12/2014

House for Plants (GSD STU )

Harvard Graduate School of Design Studio Booklet - 12/2014

Another Nature Publication

BBC Release - 08/2014

Another Nature (GSD STU)

Harvard Graduate School of Design Real Lab - 01/2014-05/2014

Excellent Undergraduate Design Thesis, DUT - 06/2012

First Prize of Excellent Academic Scholarship, DUT - Sep.2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Selected Work of the “2009 Autodesk Revit Excellent Work” - 09/2009

First Prize in Competition of Structure Innovation, DUT - 09/2010

















Human-Computer Interaction - 10/2016-10/2017

Design, Running, and Analyzing Experiments; Social Computing; Information Design

Human-Computer Interaction - 10/2016-10/2017

User Experience: Research & Prototyping; Input and interaction

Apple News Format - 06/2017-07/2017

Design by Coding with JSON

House for Plants - Research for Studio Another Nature, Harvard GSD - 01/2014-05/2014

Relationship between human and nature

Mood Garden - Responsive Environment Research at Harvard GSD/MIT Media Lab - 01/2014-05/2014

Digital Landscape Design; Augmented Reality

Interactive Gaming Experience Creation Lab - 09/2013-12/2013

Research for Studio Unfinished Work - Sensors and spaces

Representation of Calabi-Yau Surface - 09/2013-12/2013

parametric modelling, algorithmic automation

Design the Augmented Reality, Digital Culture, Architecture and the City, Harvard GSD - 05/2014

Theory, paper