About

Hihi, this is Junchao! People also call me David!

I am a user researcher & system designer in practice, and a storyteller & media artist in heart.

Currently, I am working with Dr. Laura Dabbish at CMU HCII’s CoEx Lab as a full-time research associate. I am leading a deep-dive research on account sharing behaviors in romantic couples, where I am using mixed research methods including interviews, diary study, participatory design and research, research through design, and quantitative data analysis.

I am passionate about understanding social phenomenon in this intertwined physical and digital world, and using design and research to explore better alternatives for human beings and the rest of the world. I am interested in exploring wicked problems using systematic research and design methods like transition design, and using participatory design and research to leverage individuals and communities as units for positive changes to happen in the socio-technical system.

In my spare time, you can find me biking, hiking, swimming, playing tennis, badminton, or basketball, 99.9 % chance outdoor  🙂

I also enjoy making art such as doodling, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese shuimo painting, and taking photos.