NAMING

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’.

IDENTITY

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.

EDUCATION

Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands — M.Sc.

2018 – 2020, Industrial Design, specializing in Interaction Design.

Beijing Normal University Zhuhai, China — B.Sc.

2014 – 2018, Industrial Design, specializing in Product Design.

EXPERIENCE

Inetl-NTU IoX Center, Taipei

Research Intern, July 2019 – August 2019,

Official Design Research Studio, BNUZ

Teaching Assistant, 2016 – 2017

Cumulus Dafen Maker Workshop, Shenzhen

Selected Candidate, 2015 SUMMER

RECOGNITION

    • Excellent Graduate 2018, Industrial Design, BNUZ, achieved 87/100
    • Xing, P. 2017. Folded paper toy kit. CN 206,404,327 U, filed Dec 26, 2016, and issued August 15, 2017
    • Short-listed Award, 2016 China Universities Industrial Design Competition, Nov 2016
    • 1st Prize Scholarship 2016, Industrial Design, BNUZ, #1 ranked candidate
    • 2nd Prize, 2016 Dong Guan International Industrial Design Competition

EXHIBITION

    • 2019 Dutch Technology Week, Eindhoven, NL
    • 8th Guangdong Industrial Design Expo, Dec 2016
    • 2nd Biennale of The Academy Awards | The Guangdong College Design Works, Dec 2016

SKILLS