Darwin M / 巫政龍

Darwin M / 巫政龍



Background

I have more than 10 years of experience working in visual communications, environmental graphics, and user experience design. Some of the clients I had worked with included MODA (Museum of Design Atlanta), Louisiana-Pacific Building Products, Tempur-Pedic, The Home Depot, Parklane Mattresses, Speck, Lowe’s, and so on. I also provided design consultancy for non-profit organizations, such as exalt in New York and Crescendo Young Musicians Guild in California.

Design Researcher

In recent years, I have been working as a Design Researcher on various topics ranging from Future Aging and Social Engagement, Exploring the Future of Mobility, to Empathetic Research and Co-designing with Type 1 Diabetes Students. I am very interested in experimenting with generative co-design in the research of new tools and methods. I am also very interested in exploring technological innovation and the theoretical and philosophical aspects of human-centered design. Currently, I am Design Researcher at SEIU 775 Benefits Group working to help improving the experiences of Home Care Aides and the people they provide care for.

Research Interests

Human Agency & Human-Centered Design
Complex Systems & Emergence
Co-design & Participatory Design Research
Philosophy of Design
Interactive Media & Design Technology
Transdisciplinarity & Collective Creativity
Future Studies & Speculative Design

Education

MFA, Design Research and Development, The Ohio State University
BSD, Visual Communication Design, The Ohio State University

Publications

Muljono, D., McKenzie, D., & Sanders, E. B.-N. (2016). “Collective Dreaming in the Virtual World: The First Step”. In Proceedings of RSD5, Fifth Symposium of Relating Systems Thinking to Design. Toronto, Canada: OCAD University, October 13-15, 2016.

Muljono, D. (2016). The Relevance of Emergence in Human-centered Design. (Electronic Thesis or Dissertation). Retrieved from https://etd.ohiolink.edu/

Workshops & Presentations

Hackathon Workshop: Information Retrieval and Web Search (TCSS554)
November 2016
University of Washington, Tacoma
Presentation: Introduction to Co-design
Workshop: Day 1 Project Hackathon: Brainstorming & Proposals / Day 2 Project Hackathon: Storytelling

RSD5 Symposium, Relating Systems Thinking to Design
October 2016
OCAD University
Research Talk 3: Collective Dreaming in a Virtual World: The First Step

Doctoral Symposium for In-Progress Work
March 2016
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Design
Presentation: Human-Centered Design and Emergent Systems, In-Progress Work of MFA Thesis