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Nice to meet you.

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

Designing Experiences

Winner of CHI2019 Student Design Competition

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

FO: App Design and Stroller Service

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

In Between Worlds: Art Exhibition

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

Research Process Highlights

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

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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.

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Elaine Czech