USC ROSKI SCHOOL OF ART + DESIGN
Tianxi Ren is a world explorer, a design thinking enthusiast, and an interdisciplinary creator. She is passionate about life and always enjoys meeting different people and learning from their experiences. She cares about the people, the natural environment, and the future of the next generation. As a designer with backgrounds in architecture, graphic design, UI/UX design, and photography, Tianxi designs compelling interactive experiences for people through the empathetic human-centered design process. She wants to create designs that not only fulfill people’s needs and solve their problems but also empower them to become creative thinkers and designers in their lives.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSPIRED?
I always get inspiration from my life by observing, listening, and feeling. I take pictures of anything that amazes me and put them in a digital diary that documents all my ideas.
WHAT AREA OR AREAS OF DESIGN ARE YOU HOPING TO WORK IN OR SPECIALIZE IN?
I want to be a User Experience Designer for mixed reality. I want to explore how AR/VR can elevate our life to the next level, especially in the healthcare and education fields.
WHAT IS ONE THING THAT DESIGN SCHOOL HAS TAUGHT YOU THAT YOU DID NOT EXPECT?
Interdisciplinary exploration. Before I went to the design school, I thought most “design” was done by one person and usually had a specific category, such as product design, graphic design, and architecture design. But my experience collaborating with people from different fields in design school has enriched my mind. Design is a tool, a way of thinking, and developing a good design requires interdisciplinary exploration.