My ResearchGate Page


  • 01.2019 Shen Y. Placing Graphic Design at the Intersection of Information Visualization Fields Digital Humanities Quarterly Vol 12, No. 4 online
  • 02.2018 Shen Y. A Tale of Two Cities - Visualizing Air Quality in Salt Lake City and Beijing ico-D Communication Design, Interdisciplinary and Graphic Design Research Journal Vol 5, NOS. 1-2, 91-102 online
  • 11.2015 Shen Y. Reading and Interaction – Books in the Digital Age Circle Magazine (Issue 10, November 2015 cover story) Taiwan. Print.
  • 05.2015 Shen Y. Visualizing SLC Air Pollution in 35 Years and What It Tells Us. Editorial. Deseret News [Salt Lake City] 7 May 2015. Print. Web.
  • 03.2015 Brunner E., Shen Y. Connecting Across Oceans Over Air. Civic Media Project. The MIT Press, 10 Mar. 2015. online


  • 11.2018 "A Comparative Study of the Role of Design in China and S. Korea". DTRS (Design Thinking Research Symposium) 12, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea
  • 10.2018 "Visualizing Philosophy". Information+ Conference, Interdisciplinary Practices in Informatin Design and Visualization, long essay, Potsdam, Germany
  • 09.2018 "Self-guided Pain Assessment Tools for Cancer Survivors with Chronic Pain". Design4Health Conference Poster session, Sheffield Hallam University
  • 06.2018 “Visualizaing the Confluence of Human Innovation and Natural Forces” MAKE 2018 AIGA Design Educators Conference, short paper. Indianapolis, IN
  • 10.2017 “From Software Engineering to Information Design” International Association Societies of Design Research (IASDR) 2017 Fundamental Research Session,long paper. Cincinnati, OH
  • 06.2017 Panel organizer and presenter.“Visualizing As Thinking” Converge: Disciplinarities and Digital Scholarship.AIGA Design Educators Community Conference Los Angeles, California.
  • Selected Exhibitions

  • 10.2018 RSD7 Visualizing Complex Systems Exhibition. Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • 02.2018 Words in Characters, Books as Vehicles. Earl & Virginia Green Art Gallery, Biola University, CA
  • 12.2017 Shanghai Visual Art and Design Exhibition 2017. Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • 07.2017 ChinaVis Data Visualization Poster Exhibition. Qingdao, China
  • 04.2017 The Art of Language in Asian Culture juried Exhibition, Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, East Asia Library of Stanford University.
  • 08.2016 Research through Making The Ohio State University Department of Design Faculty Exhibition, Urban Art Space, Columbus, OH
  • 02.2016 A Sense of Place juried exhibition, President’s Gallery, University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
  • Grants & Awards

  • 2017 The Ohio State University Cancer Control Program Seed Award
  • 2017 The Designing Leaders Project: Visualizing the Leadership Narratives of Persons with Design Backgrounds Leadership Research Grant, Fisher Leadership Initiative
  • 2016 University of Utah Faculty Research & Creative Grant - Visualizing Air Quality Changes in Major U.S. Cities
  • 2015 First place in the Debut Paper Competition at Broadcast Education Association (BEA) - collaborated with Dr. Ye Sun and Miao Liu.
  • 2014 University of Utah Teaching Grant - Interactive E-Book - The Future of Narrative Communication
  • 2013 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Creative Project 2nd Place Award
  • 2011 American Graphic Design Award, Graphic Design USA | 2011 Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) Innovation in Interactive Media in Education Semifinalist, Adobe Systems | 2011 BEA(Broadcast Education Association) Award of Excellence (Interactive Media Educational Category) | 2007 STA (The Society of Typographic Arts) Scholarship:Jack Weiss Founder Award (First Prize)| 2007 Creative Quarterly Graphic Design Bronze Award (Issue 7) New York, New York | 2006 Applied Arts magazine Student Award in Web Design Toronto, Canada | 2005 American Design Awards: Graphic and Web Design Awards San Diego, California