Yuxi is an interaction designer and researcher currently based in Beijing, Shenzhen, Berlin, Edinburgh, Shanghai, Copenhagen, Oslo and Munich.

Yuxi’s trajectory as a designer has been shaped by her fascination with emerging technologies and shifting social realities. She investigates critical affordances and implications of technologies, and creates artifacts, fictions, and experiences. She is passionate about the entanglement of humans and nonhumans, the more-than-human-centeredness to design, experimental design materials and approaches, as well as new and plural perspectives in knowing and doing.

Her recent work centers around designing for, with, and by machine intelligence. She experiments with data and algorithms, explores new modes of coexistence, and creates experiential narratives that ask questions, challenge perceptions, and invite discussions.

Yuxi’s work has been featured in Vice Motherboard, designboom, Core77, BBC Radio 4, IAM Weekend, Frame Magazine to name a few. Currently, Yuxi works at Designworks, BMW Group, where she speculates about anything around future mobility and translates novel imaginings into meaningful experiences. 


Liu, Y. (2019) Exploring Alternative Narratives of Human-Machine Coevolution. 2019 Journal of Design and Creative Technologies.

Liu, Y., and Pschetz, L. (2018) Designing machines with autonomy: from independence to interdependence to solidarity. In Proceedings of DRS2018 Conference.

Selected Press

Frame Magazine (issue 128) For Infinite Nights Only

Core77 Five Machines Explore An Alternative Narrative of Human-Machine Relationship

BBC Radio 4 Data Stream Day

designboom the AI-robot by yuxi liu writes poems on the beach

Motherboard Watch This Adorable Robot Write Poems on the Beach

PSFK This Robot Was Made To Be A Poet By The Sea

DigitalTrends Tortured-artist robot trawls beaches, scrawling poems in the sand

Tabi Labo 「ラジオ」からFacebookへの挑戦状

Core77 Airo: “A Personal, Yet Not Personalized Radio”

Yanko Design A Radio for The Open-Minded!

Selected Exhibition

2020 October Dutch Design Week, Online, Serendipity Searcher

2020 September Ars Electronica .ART Global Gallery, Online, Serendipity Searcher

2020 August – 2020 November Das Kupferstich-Kabinett im Dialog mit dem Kunstgewerbemuseum und der Design Biennale Ljubljana, Dresden, Germany, Serendipity Searcher

2019 November – 2020 February 26th Biennial of Design Ljubljana, Slovenia, Serendipity Searcher

2019 November – 2020 February Reconstrained Futures at BIO26 Ljubljana, Slovenia, Alternative Friends

2018 September   Biodesign Here Now  London Design Festival, London, UK, Sharebiota

2017 August   Future Play Festival  Edinburgh, UK, AfterMoney

2017 May   Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show  Edinburgh, UK, Poet on the Shore


Jing Yu

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