I am currently on Google’s Project Starline team designing the future of remote communication. Previously, I created rapid prototypes that improve people’s daily life at Google AR/VR, and researched the social presence and emotional impact of lifelike avatars at Facebook Reality Lab.
Born in Inner Mongolia, I grew up among the rolling prairies and Gobi, and a simple way of life. I believe in people’s real connection with each other, and with nature. Now living in Mountain View, California, I continue to create emotional, human, and sustainable software and hardware.
Outside of work, I love taking care of plants, snowboarding, and helping aspiring designers to jump-start their careers.
The 3D telepresence system, Project Starline that Google is looking to release in the coming year could be the future of remote working. As one of the main designers for the project Jiayang will share a lot of hard lessons learned while navigating the build and will share insights from prototyping to launch including;
- Team collaboration: Leveraging insights as former developer and now an interaction designer to connect disjointed ways of working
- Designing for the future: Forcing teams to create innovative solutions