Angela Chen

Design in Public Spaces, First Year


Angela Chen works at the intersection of interaction design, the built environment, and technology.  In addition to her own freelance practice, she runs a creative studio focusing on materials and digital/physical fabrication as a way to embody our rapidly changing relationship with technology.  Prior, she was Director of Interaction Design at Local Projects, having overseen several multiple-award-winning projects including the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and the Cleveland Museum of Art. During her time as Director, the studio received a National Design Award for Interaction Design.  She received a masters degree from NYU Tisch Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) exploring the integration of new technologies with dynamic forms and environments. Before coming to ITP, she studied architecture at Wellesley College and MIT, and worked as a designer for several New York-based architecture studios.