Tiffany Wan is a Syracuse University graduate with an Industrial and Interaction Design (BID) degree. Her value of design goes beyond beautiful aesthetics; she believes that design should make a positive impact.
Tiffany strives to improve people’s lives through a holistic approach to design using ethnographic research to create products and concepts that revolve around user experience. An open-minded, enthusiastic designer who solves problems with inspiration that ranges from daily observations and interactions to international travels.
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I am Tiffany Michelle Wan and a young industrial designer. I’m passionate and enthusiastic with an open-mind, striving to make an impact and improve the everyday experience. When I’m not on the computer, designing, or making things- I’m going to design events and exhibits, involved with IDSAboston, meeting new people, playing ice-hockey, people watching, enjoying delicious foods (my all-time favorite restaurant in Boston is Clio), taking photographs, and constantly questioning.
My passion for improving our daily interactions and noticing the subtlties of our habits leads me to create products that embrace these nuances when solving problems and addressing the needs of users. My education has taught me to take a holistic approach to design using ethnographic research to create products that revolve around user experience and emotional connections, while also considering human factors (ergonomics) and aesthetics. Design makes a meaningful impact.
Travel is a huge part of who I am and my search for inspiration. I find that I can easily adapt to different environments and cultures with an open-mind and curiosity. Rather than thinking something is ‘weird,’ like when visiting Morocco and saw how locals and natives eat with their hands, I wanted to try it out right away. I quickly realized that I’m not nearly as efficient as they are. By traveling on my own in Europe (Prague in the Czech Republic has been my favorite city, so far), I’ve learned to trust people. I live for wandering and exploring cities without any concrete plan. Always been an inquisitive person, I used to annoy my older cousins with an overwhelming number of questions when we spent time together. I may be observational to a fault, trying to understand the entirety of a story before speaking up, but if I have a strong opinion about a topic, I won’t hesitate to express myself.