Essays and Proceedings

  • 02.2022 Shen Y. Supporting Student Mental Health in an information Design Class By Employing Approaches Derived From Positive Psychology Dialectics Vol. 3 Issue 1, AIGA Design Educators’ Community and Michigan Publishing https://doi.org/10.3998/dialectic.14932326.0003.106
  • 01.2022 A brams M. Zajo K. Chan P. Shen Y. et al. A Health Literate Approach to Address Health Disparities: A Virtual Program for Parents of Children with Sickle Cell. Journal of Communication in Healthcare (YCIH) https://doi.org/10.1080/17538068.2022.2026056 .
  • 06.2021 Shen Y., Sanders E.Exploring Experiential Information Environments Communication + Place, SEGD Presentation Video, Essay
  • 06.2021 Shen Y. Finding New Representations of Old Knowledge: A design study of visualizing I-Ching Cumulus conference Roma 2021: Design Culture(s) online
  • 02.2021 Shen Y. Case Study: Visualizing College Students Lives During the Pandemic The Little Book of Global Health Design & Covid-19, Design Research Society (DRS) online
  • 09.2019 Shen Y., Yu S. "Design for Empowerment: A case study of using information visualization to support and promote college students' subjective well-being" International Association Societies of Design Research (IASDR) 2019 Manchester, UK online
  • 01.2019 Shen Y. Placing Graphic Design at the Intersection of Information Visualization Fields Digital Humanities Quarterly Vol 12, No. 4 online
  • 06.2018 Shen Y., Goldberg-Miller S., Newton E. “Visualizaing the Confluence of Human Innovation and Natural Forces” MAKE 2018 AIGA Design Educators Conference, short paper. Indianapolis, IN 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 https://doi.org/10.1080/20511787.2017.1331896
  • 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

    Selected Exhibitions

  • 08.2019 The Beauty of Visual Language as Art exhibition. San Francisco Public Library
  • 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

  • 2021 27th Annual Communicator Award (The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts)"A New Generation of Climate Activism: Twitter Data Analysis on Fridays for Future Movement"
  • 2021 OSU Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) Teaching Grant
  • 2020 Web Design Award (GD USA)"What Stresses Us Out + How We Deal with it"
  • 2020 The Ohio State University The Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme Open Grant "Reading Like a Victorian"
  • 2020 The Ohio State University Research Seed Grant Studying Subjective Well-being on OSU Campus using Modern Machine Learning Techniques
  • 2019 Nationwide Children's Hospital (NCH) subcontract Sickle Cell Trait – SCT Aware Education In-Person Visual Aid 2.0 and eBook 1.0
  • 2019 The Ohio State University The Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme Open Grant "How the Arts and Humanities can Benefit our Well-being"
  • 2019 The Ohio State University Livable Futures Discovery Theme’s small grant program
  • 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