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Welcome

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My name is Elaine Czech. I am a Design Researcher specializing in designing experiences.

Designing Experiences

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Winner of CHI2019 Student Design Competition

Product and service designed to help build community relations within nursing homes.

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FO: App Design and Stroller Service

Branding and startup service created to help visitors to Tokyo traveling with young children get around the city easily.

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In Between Worlds: Art Exhibition

Mask creation and exhibition space design which explored themes of biological anthropology and Noh theater

Research Process Highlights

Confer: Conference App

Confer: Conference App

Confer: Conference App

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DETAILED EXAMPLE OF DESIGN PROCESS 

App designed to match introverted academic mentors/mentees to improve the conference experience.

Noh Experience

Confer: Conference App

Confer: Conference App

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ARTISTIC RESEARCH PROJECT

An overview of the two years of research spent at the International Noh Institute in Kyoto, Japan. 

Artistic Skills

About Me

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My Background

I graduated from the University of Michigan with a BFA in Art & Design and minors in Biological Anthropology and History of Art.  After graduating, I moved to Kyoto, Japan to live for two years as a researcher of Noh Theater and Masks. Briefly came back to the States for a year to relearn English before returning to Japan to pursue a masters in Media Design at Keio University in Tokyo. 

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My Experience

In undergraduate, I studied a range of design and craft techniques. I also took full advantage of my University as a research facility and pursued other academic disciplines. 

But in researching Noh, I gained unexpected skills. My initial language limitations allowed me to hone my observation skills and due to its emotional nature, prepared me to become a design researcher.

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My Passions

Outside of the design, I am an avid hiker and Zumba enthusiast. I also love animals and initially wanted to become a veterinarian when I entered college.

Get in Touch!

Are you not finding the answers to your questions here? Are you interested in finding out more about how my skills and experience can help you? 


Drop me a line, and I will get back to you soon!

Elaine Czech