Los Angeles, CA 90089

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Kathy Wang, a Bay Area XR designer and HCI researcher, specializes in HCI solutions for emerging tech like AR/VR. She's an accomplished four-time MIT Reality Hackathon winner from 2017 to 2020, showcasing her expertise in designing XR prototypes, interfaces, and interactions. Her designs have been featured at 30+ premier XR and Design conferences.  


Kathy's work explores the boundaries of reality and the virtual world. A UC Berkeley Alumni, she collaborates on the Missing Objects Library project with UC Berkeley Professors Jill Miller and Asma Kazmi, while she is also serving as a creative researcher at the Gray Area C/Change R&D Lab. 


Her notable project, "Smell Revived," explored scent release and mapping in XR environments for olfactory therapy, earning recognition from SXSW, Auggie Award, IDEA, Red Dot, and more. And her AI-related research project, "Generative Design in Virtual Reality," also selected by the 2022 ACM CHI late-breaking work. 


Kathy excels in designing Virtual-Physical Interaction for spatial environments, notably leading AR design for the Meta-funded Dog Pack exhibit. She also led a digital human project, bringing historical figures to modern times, as an XR Researcher with Dr. Cecil Brown at Stanford University and UC Berkeley. Currently, she works at the AR/VR design Studio BroadAR, dedicated to pushing spatial computing technologies and human interaction boundaries even further.

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