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Xinyi Li

Assistant Professor


Xinyi Li is an Assistant Professor in the Undergraduate Communications Design Department at Pratt Institute. Her recent research concern the implications of platform literacy in design education, diasporic experience, values of the invisible and legibility, digital resistance and creative subversions. She complicates teaching with questions of (visual)languages and regards untranslatability and dissonances in languages as generative sites of knowledge in transcultural learning contexts. With the group Post-Radical Pedagogy, she questions the values and legacies that shape design pedagogical practice.

Previously, she collaborated on Digital Humanities scholarly projects, explored issues of interdisciplinary collaborative research, and taught workshops providing design and thinking tools to facilitate meaningful visual production for humanistic knowledge at the Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton University. Through her practice, she has engaged in design research for healthcare experience and interaction design.

M.F.A. Pratt Institute
B.A. Shanghai Jiao Tong University