Yvette Shen is an assistant professor at the Department of Design at Ohio State University. Prior to joining OSU, she worked as an assistant professor at James Madison University School of Media Arts and Design, and University of Utah Department of Communication. She formerly practiced web, interactive, and print design for clients such as Lenox Hill, HGTV, ESPN, Saucony, Abbott, Novartis, Comcast, and numerous renowned art galleries in New York City. Her current research and creative work is mainly focused on information design, information and data visualizations.
She intends to explore the cultural and artistic interpretation of abstract information and seek effective and efficient communicating value as well as the aesthetics value to the general audiences. Her primary research goal in information visualization is to investigate creative visual representations of data to influence people’s perceptual and cognitive abilities for complex information analysis. Her design works are aimed for increasing public awareness and understanding of salient social issues and cross-cultural communications. Her theoretical study in information design process and pedagogical methods are intended to contribute to design-based interdisciplinary education and collaborations.
Her creative works have been recognized and awarded by various design organizations and publications such as Information is Beautiful, Photomediations Machines, Civic Media Project, GD USA, AEJMC, BEA, Adobe Design Achievement Awards, Creative Quarterly, Applied Arts, etc. Her work has also been exhibited worldwide.