M.F. Yang Chen

M.F. Yang Chen

M.F. Yang Chen

Graduate Research Associate


Sullivant Hall
1813 North High Street
Columbus OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Participatory Design Research
  • Generative Design Thinking
  • Virtual Reality
  • Industrial & Interaction Design


  • Design MFA Candidate, The Ohio State University
  • B.S.D Industrial Design, The Ohio State University
  • DipM, Nanyang Poly School of Business Management Singapore

Muhammad Fakhruddin Yang Chen, or Yang (Young) is a design researcher with a background in marketing and industrial design. He grew up immersed in a diverse sociocultural environment, being born in Singapore. Yang has professional experiences in various industries from tech to law enforcement.   

His work and research centers around human-centric design and creating meaningful experiences for the whole spectrum of users. He developed Desyntekh which is a mindset and approach in the convergence of design, synthesis, and technology.   

Yang’s present work revolves around virtual reality and participatory design, creating convivial immersive spaces and tools for empathic creative explorations. His work extends into the area of teaching, learning and research through virtual reality and other extended reality (XR) avenues.