Alice Fang

STW2020_ALICE_FANG

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

Alice Fang is a junior studying Communication Design at Carnegie Mellon University and pursuing a writing minor. She’s interested in exploring how to combine her interests in digital humanities with communication design to create, convey and curate meaningful stories and experiences. She believes in the power of design in doing social good, and in examining identity, gender and language. Outside of academics, she’s working on research with the Learning Media Design Center at CMU about informal learning in citizen science, and project-based, makerspace learning. She loves reading, collecting calendars, going to museums, and having spontaneous movie nights with friends.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Edison NJ

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Aspiring morning person

FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
Wholesome Twitter

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Love, Death and Robots or The Great British Baking Show

FAVORITE PODCAST?
NPR’s Rough Translation

FAVORITE BOOK?
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong, The Library Book by Susan Orlean

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Inglourious Basterds, Parasite, Four Springs, Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Sarah Sze

FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY?
ACLU and Wikipedia

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Exploring coffee shops and bookstores

FAVORITE DESIGNER WORKING TODAY?
Christian Capestany

AREA OF SPECIALTY?
Experiential/Speculative design and/or designing for social good

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Write, study history

THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
Positioning design within growing ethical, technological, environmental concerns

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“Keep it simple, make it smart” – Paula Scher

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