DESIGN wields the power to convey an extraordinary amount information by fusing aesthetics with usability. It's not about "making things pretty" but tailoring interfaces and experiences to coordinate with the human element.

I relish international travel and make an effort to see a new country every year. Learning from other cultures helps us all to see the familiar in new ways, pertinent to design. Brain teasers, puns, podcasts, behavioral science, and social psychology are my other loves.

One time I 3D-modeled a character from Monument Valley that you can assemble and turn. Sometimes I catch live shows. I've been in one band, formed by my students in China, and have done open-mic a few times. For a short time, I wrote limericks, and then there was that one time I got to be a hand model.

Occasionally I like to get my picture taken with musicians or comedians I like!

Keegan-Michael Key

Keegan-Michael Key

Comedian, writer, actor
2017.07.16

Wyatt Cenac

Wyatt Cenac

Correspondent from The Daily Show
2016.11.28

Jason Jones

Jason Jones

Correspondent from The Daily Show
2016.02.17

Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams

Correspondent from The Daily Show
2014.12.08

Jason Schwartzman

Jason Schwartzman

Actor and musician
2014.10.14

Zach Woods

Zach Woods

Actor from The Office, Silicon Valley
2013.07.14

Jim Gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan

Stand-up comedian and writer
2012.01.26

Blink-182

Blink-182

Bassist and singer Mark Hoppus
2011.11.15

Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand

Rhythm guitarist, keyboardist Nick McCarthy
2009.05.07

John Hodgman

John Hodgman

Resident expert from The Daily Show
2008.11.21

John Oliver, Rob Riggle

John Oliver, Rob Riggle

Correspondents on The Daily Show
2008.11.19

Seth Meyers

Seth Meyers

Saturday Night Live cast member
2007.04.05

Mo Rocca

Mo Rocca

He likes to memorize world capitals for fun
2006.10.26

Goo Goo Dolls

Meet and greet before the show
2006.07.19

Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl

Frontman to the Foo Fighters!
2005.10.02

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day

Billie Joe Armstrong

Frontman to Green Day
2005.05.11

Jason Wade of Lifehouse

Lifehouse

Frontman Jason Wade
2003.07.31

Drummer Greg Eklund for Everclear

Everclear

Drummer Greg Eklund after the show
2003.04.02

Sometimes I like to edit silly videos from my travels

Sometimes I like to edit silly videos from my travels

Experimenting with Spark AR

Experimenting with Spark AR