Linh Dao


Assistant Professor, Interaction Design, California Polytechnic State University. 

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MACAA Conference:  Satellite: The Artist and Educator as Orbital Connectors
Augmented Reality Wayfinding Solutions for Queer Art Beyond the Museums

March 21 – 23 2024

Amorphous is an add-on queer augmented reality learning experience for art galleries and museums, consisting of an identity and wayfinding system and a digital archive. This system involves labels displayed near artworks on gallery walls that act as a portal to similar or related works, and blends seamlessly into traditional museum settings. Within this reimagined digital space, an organized network of queer artworks and artists can be used for onsite wayfinding and/or offsite exploration. I describe the research and design process, as well as the outcomes of this creative exploration that combines new technology with an easy entry point for designers, developers, and users. I discuss the curation and development of our starter collection with 100 queer artists and the initial internet survey with young queer participants, which revealed overwhelmingly positive results. In this presentation, I also share many of the unique findings we found during our testing. Educators and beginners that wish to implement these new technologies in the real world with practical applications, working with or without students, and under limited time constraints will find them useful.

AIGA Design Conference:  #TheViewFromHere
Untangling Impermanence: Exploring Potential for Mindfulness in Interaction Design for the Aging

October 13, 2023

We are living longer but are we living better? World Health Organization projects that by 2030, 1 in 6 people in the world will be aged 60 years. Yet interactive technologies have been slow to catch up to the needs and wants of this growing group of users. Their distinct yet diverse perspectives are challenging to embrace for designers, especially younger ones. I describe student works from a research through design project in my interaction design classroom, seeking to untangle the complex yet universal experience of aging, allowing both the users and the designers to envision a more connected world that anticipates our ever changing bodies, thoughts, and feelings. I elaborate on how mindfulness is at play in the conceptualization and design of each application in order to help users find communities, stay on top of their self care, and connect better with their families. Through sharing these results as well as contextual and technical considerations, I shed light on a slower approach to user-centered design for digital products that anticipate our lives as we age.

New Media Caucus New Member Showcase 

January 27, 2023

Contact Symposium, Ammerman Technology Center For Art And Technology, Connecticut College
Small Aspirations: Designing A Fortune Telling Webvr Experience For First-time Immigrants.

November 11, 2022

Second Annual Resilience, Resistance, Renovation, Rebirth Conference, Northern Arizona University
Inadmissibility: Translating Immigration Policy Updates In The Pandemic

Mar 31 – Apr 1, 2022

Design incubation Colloquium 8.1 at Seton Hall University
INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING FOR PACKAGING DESIGN USING AUGMENTED REALITY TECHNOLOGY TO EXPLORE PERSONAL AND SOCIAL IDENTITIES

October, 2021

Design Research Society (DRS), Festival of Emergence

IDENTITY COLLAGE USING CREATIVE CODING

September 6, 2021