Alex Yixuan Xu

learning experience designer passionate about education, accessibility, and playfulness

Design-centric Work

design thinking, research, documentation
The Wick Editor
E-Save Plugin
Bartending 101
IDM Showcase Posters
Accessible Groove Pizza

Ec-centric Work

concept, exploration, expression
Smile Machine
Content, Data, Space
Balance of Life
Follow Your Teacher
Double: Two Souls in One Body

about ︎ + resume
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Smile Machine

Interactive Narrative, Programming, 2019

Smile Machine is an interactive experience that uses smile detection to guide a brief narrative, reflecting on the sincerity and implications of the always-happy persona we present in virtual and actual spaces. Built with OpenFrameworks, C++, the graphics are produced using contour finder with exiting images.

View the code for Smile Machine on GitHub.