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Yu-Ting Cheng, Design Researcher/

 Looking for Post-Doc Position / Assistant Professor Position 

Future Everyday Lab, Double Ph.D. Candidate

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


Editor / Funder of Speculatizen (推測居民) 

(The first Chinese/Taiwanese online blog about speculative design, design fiction)

Design Researcher,

The profession of Data-Enabled System Design, Human-Data Interaction, Object-Oriented Design, Design Fiction, 
Speculation for Future Application


Product Designer,

The profession of Product Identity, Branding, 
Conceptual Scenario Making 


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.



  • Yu-Ting Cheng, Mathias Funk, Rung-Huei Liang, Lin-Lin Chen. Seeing through Things: Exploring Design Space of Privacy-Aware Data-Enabled Objects. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI). Just Accepted (December 2022).

  • Fei (Dillon) Shieh, Yu-Ting Cheng, Renee Noortman, Mathias Funk. Minty Zoo: an interspecies plant-based communication system. In Nordic Human-Computer Interaction Conference (NordiCHI '22). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 92, 1–2.



  • 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.

  • 鄭宇婷, 2020,挖掘更多「非人」觀點,觀眾該以何種角色走進生物藝術?(生物藝術/設計書寫群落計畫),刊登於【關鍵評論】




  • 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%)



  • Workshop:推測居民x老濟安——明日青草工作坊 (Speculative Design Workshop: Tomorrow Herb)。




  • Exhibition: Dutch Design Week. 2019. Project Name: Peeking Everyday.  

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