IRIS QU
IRIS QU

ABOUT

Iris is a NYC-based multimedia designer and developer

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IRIS QU

Iris is a NYC-based multimedia designer and developer, currently working on her thesis on social VR at a Parsons MFA Design and Technology. Her past works include virtual / augmented reality, creative coding, mobile platforms, wearable technologies and interactive websites. 

She cares about social and environmental justice, and tries to reflect that in her work whenever she can. Her current ambition is to shape future interfaces and social interactions. She focuses on bringing artistic expression to elegant design solutions for all projects she's worked on.

Her childhood dream was to become a detective who also paints. Realistically, she would have pursuited politics if not for her parents' strong opposition. They encouraged her to instead express her opinions through art and literature. The older she gets, the more she appreciates their wisdom.

 

 

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EXPERIENCE

 

CURRENT

A+E History channel + NYC Media Lab  

2017.01 - PRESENT

I'm selected to participate in a fellowship from A+E history channel, to create a web VR experience that aims to educate the audience about the most recent episode of mass extinction. 

Verizon Innovation + NYC Media Lab 

2017.01 - PRESENT

My team was selected to participate in the 2017 NYC Media Lab x Verizon challenge. We are creating a cross platform Mixed Reality prototyping tool for advertisers, in collaboration with the Verizon labs Envrmt team.  

 

 

PAST

Panasonic  

2016.08 - 2017.03

I worked with a team of Parsons students to create a smart home solution for personalized sleep environment. The project was selected to show at SXSW 2017, and received international press attention.

Google. Inc

2016.05-2016.08

I spent a summer at Google Mountain View as a UX Engineer intern. Worked with a Google analytics team to create prototyping tools for UX designers. My main project was to design and code a desktop app for designers to generate code snippets, organize and view projects on local server, and upload content to internal Google server. To create the desktop app, I did user research with designers, designed the user flow and high-fidelity mocks with sketch, and coded the app with NodeJS and AngularJS.

Fusion.net

2016.01 - 2016.05

Fusion.net challenged students at Parsons and NYU Studio 20 to creative interactive journalism sites for the 2016 election. I collaborated with a team of journalists and creative technologists, and made an interactive web experience to educate people ways to maximize their political influence. 

 

AWARDS

 

A+E History Channel  

2015.11

First prize winner of A+E networks history hackathon, with app "history in emoji". History in emoji lets users read, create and share short historical stories in emoji.

Amazon Audible  

2016.05

Runner up of Future of Listening Hackathon by Amazon Audible.  Our team created an app that lets kids listen to stories with audible, sketch the stories onto a template and view their sketches in VR with google cardboard.