Yu-Ting Cheng, Design Researcher/ 



Future Everyday Lab, Double Ph.D. Candidate

between NTUST (Taiwan) & Tu/E (Netherland)


HCI Researcher in Intelligent systemDesign Fiction

Interaction Designer in Temporal Form (Expression, Performance)

Product Designer in Product Identity & Brand Strategy.


Yu-Ting Cheng is a double PhD candidate between Industrial Design in TU/e (Eindhoven University of Technology) and NTUST (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology). She focuses on developing design fiction and speculative design related methods in order to studying the emerging future. She had worked in the NTU IoX Center in Taiwan to support the research teams to envision future scenarios for their technologies. Some of her works tried to deploy fictional objects into the field to probe users' behaviours. (Please see Wearable R.I.P on Core77.) She is also an avid blogger, sharing her thoughts in Speculatizen to introduce design fiction to the Chinese community. Her current researches are (1) Designing data privacy for Internet of Things, (2) Studying user's intention through observing traces of things, (3) Studying Sci-fi Movies to speculate new interface possibilities for the intelligent agents.



  • Cheng, Yu-Ting. Awareness of Things: Designing Novel Data for Future Daily Objects. In Proceedings of Doctoral Consortium of the 2020 Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS'DC'19). ACM: New York. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3393914.3395833.


  • Yu-Ting Cheng, Mathias Funk, Wenn Chieh Tsai, Lin-Lin Chen. Peekaboo cam: Designing an observational system for home ecologies. In Proceedings of the 2019 Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS’19). https://doi.org/10.1145/3322276.3323699. (Acceptance Rate: 20-25%)

  • Yu-Ting Cheng, Mathias Funk, Wenn Chieh Tsai, Lin-Lin Chen. 2019. Call me by my names: Exploring roles of sci-fi agents. In Proceedings of Extended Abstracts of the 2019 Human-Computer Interaction (CHI'EA'19). ACM: New York. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290607.3313074

  • Po-Hao Wang, Yu-Ting Cheng, Wenn Chieh Tsai, Rung Huei Liang. 2019. Flâneur’s phonograph: A flâneur shift in urban exploration. In Proceedings of the 2019 Research through Design (RTD’19). 



  • Yu-Ting Cheng, Wenn Chieh Tsai, David Chung, Rung Huei Liang. 2018. Once upon a future: An audio drama game for episodic imagination. In Proceedings of 2018 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '18 Companion). ACM: New York.  



  • 鄭宇婷、孔博雯、朱千慧、李佳恩、李宜庭、梁容輝,2017,以侘寂為互動素材,探索「時間感現身」的「時間形」設計 (Expanding on Wabi-Sabi as Material to Design Temporal Form)。台灣人機互動學術研討會(TaiCHI),成功大學。 (Best Paper Award / 9%)

2017-now    PhD Candidate, Industrial Design, Tu/e(NL) and NTUST(Taiwan)

2014-2015  Exchange Student, Product Design, ArtCenter College of Design (USA)

2013-2016  Master, Industrial Design, NTUST (Taiwan)

2009-2013  Bachelor, Industrial Design, NTUST (Taiwan)