Yuxuan Hou

Class of 2022

Bio

Yuxuan Hou is currently on her new chapter as an interaction designer. She believes that urban design should not be the privilege of professional designers. Instead, cities and society can be nurtured to grow organically by motivating civic engagement and inspiring the creativity of citizens. Yuxuan is passionate about solving social problems with emerging technology and by making every user a co-designer of society.

In the future, Yuxuan hopes to become an experiencer and a maker who draws on other aspects of her identity as well. As a dancer, Yuxuan learned sensitivity; as a hostess, she developed an appreciation for human connection with empathy; and in her career as an urban planner, she learned logical thinking and physical space design skills. Together, these traits will enable her to become a designer who would love to hear peoples’ stories and spark their desires for beauty and an ideal life.

When not designing, you can catch Yuxuan dancing, skiing, doing handcrafts or LEGO, watercolor painting, or watching the stars in the wild.