Bitbot is Su Yuen, an inquisitive 22 year old who loves building and experimenting with various technologies. Her interests include web development, interaction design and social media. The discovery of these interests started with her first internship as a graphic & web designer at an agency where she worked on projects for LG, Motorola and Pioneer. This was followed by a 180 degree change to a totally geeky stint as a web application developer with Apple and a straddle into social media marketing & PR with Waggener Edstrom’s Studio D.
What has she been up to?
The Digital Movement
She is currently the Vice Lead of The Digital Movement where she builds platforms for thought leaders to come together, form communities and grow in the technology space. TDM has organized major conferences including BlogOut, NEXUS, iX Conference and PopOut which were host to global thought leaders like Jeremiah Owyang, Douglas Merill, Nat Torkington and Andreas Weigend. Through the initiatives at TDM, she has experimented with using various social media tools to engage conference crowds in-event including the use of live Twitter streams as early as 2007.
Studio D, Waggener Edstrom
Currently with Studio D, the digital arm of Waggener Edstrom that helps clients with regional influencer engagement, social media monitoring, digital branding and consulting.
Interactive Kitchen Table
Her teammates and her took up the challenge to build an interactive kitchen table that would help reduce anxieties people face when cooking in the kitchen. This was the first project involving touch technology which her team and her built from scratch, sparking an interest in Tangible User Interfaces. More details about the project here
NUS Facebook Module
Recently she was a TA for the infamous Facebook module at the National University of Singapore where she provides students insights into user interface and interaction design. She gave a presentation of a case study she wrote on user interface and interaction design from her experience building a Facebook application. Apart from this, she has also given a Flash Actionscript workshop on the basics of AS3 and Flash-PHP Communication.
UI & UX Case Study Presentation slides:
UI & UX Case Study Write-up (accompanying presentation handouts):
To download handouts, click here.
Flash Workshop Handouts
Covers the basics of Flash, ActionScript and Flash-PHP Communication. To download, click here.
Code Xtreme Apps 2008
Last year her friend Kent and her took the challenge of joining the Code Xtreme Apps 2008 competition where they had to create a working application on the Adobe AIR platform within 24 hours. They managed to make it to the Finals of the competition earning a Merit Award for the game they created.