Ming Chen

Open Studio: 3rd - 4th February 2023
MA 2023

Ming Chen is a detail-oriented and problem-driven user experience designer with an interdisciplinary background. After graduating from Tongji University in China with a BEng degree in Industrial Design, he extends his interests to Service Design with holistic and systemic thinking, with a focus on how design innovation can take a lean approach to zero in on solutions through interfaces, products, and invisible services.

As a designer, he wishes to seize this opportunity and contribute towards transforming the role of design in corporates from just a function to part of the organizational culture. He now situates his design practice at the intersection of experiences, narratives, business, and strategy in both the physical and digital realms.

final project 2022

WIP project 2022

Play is under attack. Despite being an essential part of childhood (and even adulthood), there is less Time to play, fewer play Spaces, restrictions on Freedom of play, and a decrease in Funding for play. A New Perspective on Play is a speculative design project that aims to inspire our project partners and champion the child’s perspective on play over the typical adult perspective. 

Our intervention is set in the not-so-distant future of 2032, where a fictitious Ministry of Play is formed in response to the surfacing of deep cracks in educational and social systems. 

Under the umbrella of the Ministry of Play, we explore a future where play is integrated into the daily lives of children. Here, in addition to being used as a way to explore the practical implications of their learning, play serves as a tool for children to deepen their connection to each other, their surroundings, and themselves.