Sophie Chow

Nationality: US / UK / Taiwan

Area of Expertise: Human-Centered Research, Ethnology

Sophie approaches interaction design from a human, behavioral and ethnographic perspective. 

She graduated from University of Southern California with a major in American Studies and Ethnicity and a minor in East Asian Languages and Cultures. During her undergraduate studies, Sophie developed an interest the intersections between race, gender, immigration, education and language. She studied abroad in Beijing, and worked as an English teacher in Taipei and Paris in the years after her graduation. 

Prior to CIID, Sophie was a Trend Explorer and User Insight Researcher at Sennheiser’s Strategic Innovation office in Zurich, where she honed her skills in human-centered research, innovation and ideation workshop methods, and user testing. 

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking ambitious meals, traveling to new and old places, and pickup soccer.  Her dream is to create a simple and effective solution addressing the needs of marginalized societies.