tiffany tseng

I am currently a PhD student at the MIT Media Lab working in the Lifelong Kindergarten group. My research focuses on supporting people documenting and sharing things that they design and create. I'm especially interested in process-orientated (vs. product-oriented) project documentation.

Before coming to the Media Lab, I received an MS in mechanical engineering with a concentration in design methodology at Stanford University. While at Stanford, I was a research assistant in the Center for Design Research under Sheri Sheppard as well as in the Transformative Learning Technologies lab led by Paulo Blikstein.

I finished my undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at MIT in 2009. My thesis advisor was Maria Yang, and my thesis title was Spatial-Visual Skills and Engineering Design.

My academic interests include design education, product design, educational technologies, and spatial thinking. I'm especially interested in how to engage children in creative design activities.