Yuchen Cao, hailing from Suzhou, China, is a cross-disciplinary designer, design theory researcher and entrepreneur. His educational and professional journey has taken him across China mainland, Taiwan, Tokyo and London. Prior to his enrollment at the Royal College of Art, he conducted research at Musashino Art University in Japan, exploring visual communication theory, Pierce's semiotics, and phenomenology, investigating the psychological and behavioral impact of images on individuals. Since then, he has been working for several months at a blockchain strategic consulting company in Tokyo, specializing in the design and development of emerging Web3 products.
His background in design strategy and service design has equipped him with the knowledge to focus on exploring how information visualization, virtual experiences, and speculative design methods can be applied to propose fresh perspectives and solutions for challenging real-life issues. He believes that emerging digital media technologies and immersive interactive experiences can assist individuals in envisioning idealized solutions to problems existing in various domains within society. This, in turn, helps drive the development of corresponding technologies and policies in the right direction, ultimately benefiting social innovation and well-being.
2022-23 Master of Information Experience Design, Royal College of Art - London, United Kingdom
2020-22 Master of Visual Communication Design, Musashino Art University - Tokyo, Japan
2014-18 Bachelor of Commercial Design, Chung Yuan Christian University - Taiwan