Sark, originally a non-sense word, is simply ‘Shark’ without an ‘h’ and it has been used as my English name since my adolescence.
P. – the initial of Pangrui, my first name in Mandarin, is less introduced to my western friends as it is too confronting for them to pronounce.
Xing, my family name, is pronounced as ‘Sing’.
I am independent, proactive, and able to play different roles within projects. I have a deep affinity with applying state of the art technologies in designing interactive products, systems. I very much appreciate Peripheral Interaction (allowing effortless interaction) and Radical Atoms (seamlessly coupling the physical and digital world). During the design process, I tend to apply multidisciplinary approaches to solve problems. I possess the skill sets (e.g. rapid prototyping, appreciation of aesthetics, user evaluation) from Product Design (B.Sc in China) and Interaction Design at the TU/e. With mixed skill sets, I am able to ideate, develop, evaluate designs with aesthetics and value.