Steven Bai is an award-winning, anti-disciplinary designer, creative technologist and interaction design researcher. He has a passion for motivating sustained changes in people’s everyday behaviours by creating immersive experiences that are useful, meaningful, playful and memorable. Having lived in many different cities before settling in Sydney, his cross-cultural background has also shaped his creative vision on how to strategically design for different cultures and demographics.
Steven completed his Bachelor of Design Computing with First Class Honours at the University of Sydney, and his Honours research in persuasive technology was awarded with the University Medal. His contributions to the international community were recognised by the John C Harsanyi Medal in 2015.
Having worked in the creative industry since 2011 on cross-platform projects and interactive media installations, Steven’s practice investigates the role of design-led innovation and technology in shaping our lives and experiences in everyday environments. He is deeply involved with the startup business scene and has helped several startup companies from a creative point of view. He has also been contracted to work with some of the world’s largest technology companies, on projects that serve multi-million users across mobile and tablet, desktop, IPTV, InFlight Entertainment Systems, the IoT and Urban Inventions.
His work has been featured in international exhibitions and conferences, including Beijing Design Week 2015, Vivid Sydney, Tin Sheds Gallery Sydney, and the Sydney Overseas Terminal. His talks and interviews have also featured in mainstream social blogs and media including PSFK, ABC Channel, National Geographic Channel, Sydney Morning Herald and Business Insider. He also developed the initial idea for TetraBIN, an augmented reality trash can, which (the initial prototype) was exhibited at Vivid Sydney – the world’s largest festival of light and ideas, with 1.4 million people attending in 2014.
Steven has been recognised by the following selected awards and initiatives.