Yuan Kai is the resident creative and technologist in Monocoque, a design agency. Working across different mediums from digital, print and space, he curates meaningful experiences for small businesses and start-ups in Singapore.
Beyond his daily commitment in design sense making, he conducts training for CAD methodologies in the visualisation industry. He is also helping out as a Teaching Assistant with NUS School of Design and Environment focusing on Spatial Design studios.
How did you learn about UXSG?
UXSG conference 2014, happened to be at the venue as a shopper and was thinking who these people are with funny t-shirts.
What made you volunteer for the UXSG Conference this year?
A good friend whom I really respect convinced me to. He’s usually weird, but he tends to be always right unless he’s wrong.
How has the journey been?
It often felt like being on a joy ride in a roundabout, on a trike, with a broken left wheel. But you know at the end of the day there’s a wonderfully caring adult behind you, pushing and making sure we’re learning as much as we can, even if we’re handicapped.
I have a firm belief that this conference is going to turn out great, you can feel the amount of vigor people are putting into making the conference a memorable and enjoyable place to be. Not everyone has the vision to see and do that.
What are your personal quirks?
Whenever people asks me about my diet (i’m vegetarian), I try to give the most creative while believable answer as much as possible. Time has proven it’s an awesome conversation catalyst.
Is there any words of advice or quotes you live by?
Don’t be afraid of looking too stupid, no one’s gonna remember.