Yvette Shen is an Assistant Professor of Visual Communication Design in the Department of Design at The Ohio State University. Before joining academia, she worked as a professional interactive designer with clients in the field of healthcare, arts, non-profit, automotive, technology, and entertainment. Her current creative and research expertise mainly lies in the field of information design and information visualization. In particularly, how design can help people gain better understanding of complex information and increase their interest in learning more; and how the practice of visualization and user experience may empower people with positive behaviors and emotions. Her creative works and research essays have been recognized and awarded by various design organizations and publications. Her design work has also been exhibited worldwide.