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AADU-S x Iris Pan: The Future is Physital

Join the Asian American Designers Union and Iris Pan, a globally-recognized pioneer in the fields of User Experience Design, Emerging Technology Design, Integrative Product Design, discover the design trends made possible with the latest AI and XR technologies.

Iris Pan, a globally-recognized pioneer in the fields of User Experience Design, Emerging Technology Design, Integrative Product Design, will share the most recent design trends made possible with the latest AI and XR technologies. The future of design should poetically bridge the digital world with the physical, to create a world where bits and atoms are interwoven, where technology is used to connect rather than isolate people, inspire rather than distract people, nourish rather than exhaust people.

The design projects that will be featured include

  1. Love Cassette, the first-of-its-kind sound interactive installation that can turn one’s love message into a postcard on the spot, to date, Love Cassette has been visited by over 1 million participants around the world.
  2. Heat Chair, an innovative computational design and fabrication system that can turn human body data into the robotic heating path, to manufacture a chair that is completely responsive to human ergonomics.3. Tangible input XR interactive projects that completely breaks the boundary between the digital and physical world


When: Friday, May 17th, 2024 – 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Format: Hybrid (In-person and online)

  • In-Person: Olson Kundig, 159 S Jackson St # 600, Seattle, WA 98104
  • Virtual via Zoom


This event is at-capacity for in-person registration. If you’re interested in being added to the waitlist, please contact aadu-s@aiaseattle.org. You are welcome to attend this event virtually at the registration link below!


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Xiaobi (Iris) Pan is a globally-recognized pioneer in the fields of User Experience Design, Emerging Technology Design, Integrative Product Design, etc. She has been the inventor of the very first sound wave interactive installation visited by over 1 million participants, the app that promises to plant 100 million trees on our planet by 2025, and a series of industry-leading new technology products and experiences.

Currently a Lead Designer at Amazon, she is dedicated to using technologies like Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence to revolutionize the consumer experience for both business and social good.

Outside of work, she likes to write, make music, and saber to her custom songs in Virtual Reality. Her writings on design, technology and their social implications have influenced over 10 million readers worldwide.

To learn more about her and her works,








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May 17
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


Olson Kundig
159 S Jackson St #600
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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