Yin Yu

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Assistant Professor
Interior Architecture



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Art North - 302A

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Dr. Yin Yu is an artist, designer, and engineer. Her research explores the potential of interactive multimedia environments and the intersection of architecture, music, and emerging technologies. Her practice covers a broad spectrum, including product design, furniture design, haptics, architectural design, interactive design, wearable design, and art installation. She has won several awards, including the Oregon BEST Red List Design Challenge, the Academic Excellence Design & Paper Award, and Lyman and Judith Johnson Interior Architecture Award. She was the recipient of the Olivia Long Converse Fellowship and the Nascence and UO Hong Kong Alumni Scholarship.

Dr. Yu’s works have been published and exhibited in international venues, such as the Human-Computer Interaction (CHI) conference (US), the Haptic and Audio Interaction Design (HAID) workshop (FR), the Wearable Technology Exhibition (ES), the Expanded Animation Symposium at Ars Electronica (AT), and the Xenakis22 Symposium (GR). 

She practiced in both technology firms and architectural design companies, such as Fortune 500 Global No.1 Design Firm AECOM, where she worked as the interior architect of the Apple China Campus project. She has also worked at local and international companies, such as BENOY (Europe Top 50 UK Design Firm), Optoplex (Top 13 in the Fast 50 Program for Silicon Valley Telecommunication), Group 70 International (A Hawaii Top 3 Architecture Design Firm), and SDC Solutions (a System Development Company based in Manchester, New Hampshire). 

Dr. Yu joined the School of Art and Design in 2022. She has a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering (SMU, China), a Master of Science in Information Technology (SNUH, US), and a Master of Science in Interior Architecture (UO, US). She received a Doctorate in Media Arts and Technology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.