I’m a Taiwanese-American, nonbinary, queer, neurodivergent person/researcher/hacker/designer/maker who lives in the cracks between technology, handcraft, art, the digital and the analog, caring for myself and my communities, the soft and the sharp.
Ph.D in progress, Creative Technology Design, ATLAS Institute, University of Colorado Boulder
B.S., Physics and Computers, Harvey Mudd College
Graduate Researcher, Unstable Design Lab, advised by Laura Devendorf
Shanel Wu, Laura Devendorf. 2020. Unfabricate: Designing Smart Textiles for Disassembly. In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’20). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper 100, 14 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376227 (Honolulu, HI, USA – April 25-30, 2020).
Mikhaila Friske, Shanel Wu, and Laura Devendorf. 2019. AdaCAD: Crafting Software For Smart Textiles Design. In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ‘19). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper 345, 13 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300575 (Glasgow, UK – May 4-9, 2019). Best Paper Honorable Mention.
Fundamentals of E-Textiles: Weaving Circuits
Fundamentals of E-Textiles: Embroidering Circuits
Two-at-a-Time Toe-Up Socks
Introduction to Stranded Colorwork
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) Honorable Mention
Backyard chicken and duck uncle
Pie crust and bread experimentalist
Vintage machine scavenger
Table top RPG game master