DSI Reflecting on Summer 2022’s Community Design for Leaders Course


Catherine smiling for their photo. They are standing infront of a black board wearing a purple sweater.

Kexin (Catherine) Zhang is joining DSI from Beijing, China, where she grew up. She has an undergraduate degree in digital media and arts, which helped her discover an interest in UX/UI design, video editing, and intelligent hardware.

Kexin believes the value of design is solving social problems effectively, and improving life conditions while also progressing society. Specifically, she focuses on designing for people with disabilities and ways she can benef public good through intelligent product design. To her, the hardest and most important step is finding valuable problems to solve between humans and society; once that is established, various methods may follow to solve it.

Overall, Kexin wants to help those in need and make the world a better place, and hopes her individual efforts will contribute to a more ideal society.

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