Chien-Min Lu has a background in mechanical engineering and product design, and interned as a mechanical engineer in Taiwan. He then worked as a product designer in both Taiwan and Italy. On the material side, he is interested in understanding resources and finding ways to make sure they are well used, well distributed, and well recycled and up-cycled. On the emotional side, he wants to explore how design can change people’s lives on an emotional level, using the combination of beauty and technology, and for his final project, focused on educational tools for ASL. Post-graduation, he joined a local startup.