Zeya Chen

Research Assistant

Zeya Chen explores how design knowledge can help improve communities and ecosystems’ equity, resilience, and autonomy. She is particularly interested in tackling complex problems at the intersection of human behavior, sustainable systems, and emerging technologies.

At the D-lab, she applies design frameworks and methods to investigate public health issues related to life after pandemics and tuberculosis epidemics in developing countries.

She holds a B.S. in Industrial Design and an M.Des. in IIT Institute of Design. Before joining the D-Lab, Zeya was a design researcher at ideas42 in Chicago, where she explored the combination of behavioral science and system design to create a new design framework called Choice Triad.