Viirj Kan is a Macanese-American designer, researcher and artist. Her research interests involve the design of interactive environments, programmable materials and ambient robotics that bridges the physical and digital world in a socially inclusive way. Her work ranges from architectural scale structures to smaller scale materials, towards developing sensorial experiences with digital information.
Viirj has been involved in a number of user experience and industrial design projects from consulting with early stage startups, to conducting human-robot interaction research at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Currently, she is a M.S. Candidate in the Tangible Media Group at the MIT Media Lab.
Social Textiles: Social Affordances and Icebreaking Interactions Through Wearable Social MessagingTEI 2015