Hello, my name is Joey Lee (USA) and I’m an interaction designer and technologist with a focus on experience and service design, strategy, and prototyping. I work with people and organizations to build thoughtful digital products, services, and experiences. My work often addresses social and environmental themes grounded in geography, data, and the web.

I've been involved in projects from academic research to commercial work for institutions such as MIT and The University of British Columbia to Daimler-Mercedes Benz and the World Bank.

I’m currently based in San Francisco LA Boston Singapore Vancouver Stuttgart Brooklyn, New York.

Experience

  • 2018-01 to
  • Adjunct Professor, New York University | Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), New York, NY, USA

  • 2016-10 to 2017-12
  • Research Associate | Experience Design and Creative Technology, moovel lab, Stuttgart, Germany

  • 2015-10 to 2016-08
  • Fellowship, Mozilla Foundation | Mozilla Science Lab, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • 2015-01 to 2016-04
  • Co-coordinator, Maptime, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • 2014-04 to 2015-03
  • Map Designer, University of British Columbia | Centre for Advanced Landscape Planning, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • 2012-06 to 2013-06
  • Research Engineer | Geospatial Visualization, MIT | Senseable City Lab, Cambridge, MA / Singapore, Singapore

  • 2011-08 to 2012-07
  • Lab Technician, UCLA | Dr. D.F. Cusack's Biogeography and Terrestrial Ecosystem Biogeochemistry, Los Angeles, CA, USA

  • 2011-01 to 2011-06
  • Fair Trade Team Leader | Action Research Team, UCLA | Education for Sustainable leader Program, Institute of the Environment, Los Angeles, CA, USA

  • 2011-01 to 2011-07
  • Copy Editor (internship), Transworld Media, Oceanside, CA, USA

Education

  • 2013-09 to 2016-04
  • M.Sc | Geography / Geographical Biogeosciences, specializations: Urban Climatology, Data Visualization, Science Communication, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • 2008-09 to 2012-06
  • B.A. | Geography / Environmental Studies, specializations: Geospatial Information Systems and Technology | Environmental Systems and Society, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, USA

  • 2011-10 to 2011-12
  • Exchange, specializations: Amazonian Agroforestry Systems, School for International Training, Amazonia, Para, Brazil

  • 2010-06 to 2010-08
  • Exchange, specializations: French Language and Culture, UCLA Education Abroad Program, Paris, France

Books

  • Generative Design 2.0: Creative Coding on the Web with P5.js, 2018-10
  • Princeton Architectural Press, Benedikt Groß, Hartmut Bonacker, Julia Laub, & Claudius Lazzeroni with contributions by Niels Poldervaart & Joey Lee |

  • Generative Gestaltung 2.0: Creative Coding Im Web, 2018-03
  • Herman Schmidt Verlag, Benedikt Groß, Hartmut Bonacker, Julia Laub, & Claudius Lazzeroni with contributions by Niels Poldervaart & Joey Lee |

  • ABC, The Alphabet from the Sky, 2016-10
  • Penguin Random House, Benedikt Groß & JK Lee |

  • The Big Atlas of LA Pools, 2013-10
  • self-published, permanent collections at The US Library of Congress, Benedikt Groß & JK Lee |

Publications

  • A mobile sensor network to map CO2 in urban environments, 2016-10
  • Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, Lee, J., Christen, A., Nesic, Z. |

  • Exotic Grasses and Nitrate Enrichment Alter Soil Carbon Cycling Along an Urban-Rural Tropical Forest Gradient, 2015-10
  • Global Change Biology, Cusack, D., Lee, J., McCleery, T., LeCroy, C. |

  • Digital Breadcrumbs: Detecting Urban Mobility Patterns and Transport Mode Choices Using Cellphone Networks, 2013-10
  • ACM, Hollezeck, TM., Yu L., Lee, JK., Senn, O., Kloeckl, K., Ratti, C., Jaillet, P. |

Talks

  • What the Street!: An interactive data exploration of urban mobility infrastructure using OpenStreetMap, 2017-10, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • North American Cartographic Information Society Meeting |

  • Space, Time, & Design, 2016-11, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
  • Hochschule für Gestaltung, Schwäbisch Gmünd |

  • Open Source Geo-stack, 2016-07, Nairobi, Kenya
  • iHub Research | Mozilla Science Work Week |

  • Entangling the map: Adventures in the fuzzy space between art and science, 2016-06, New York, New York
  • Geojournews Conference |

  • Aerial Bold (lightening talk), 2016-02, Berlin, Germany
  • Mozilla Working Open Workshop |

  • Aerial Bold, 2015-10, Chicago, IL, USA
  • IEEE VisAP 2015 |

  • A Mobile Sensor Network to Map CO2 in Urban Environments, 2015-07, Toulouse, France
  • International Conference on Urban Climates (ICUC) |

  • A Mobile Sensor Network to Map CO2 in Urban Environments (poster), 2014-12, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • American Geophysical Union |

  • Seasonal variations in δ13C and δ18O of atmospheric CO2 measured in the urban boundary layer over Vancouver, Canada in relation to fuel emissions, 2014-12, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • American Geophysical Union |

  • Reading and writing landscapes with maps, 2013-04, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 1st annual UBC GIS Day |

  • Soil respiration across an urban-rural tropical gradient: Variability among forest and invasive grass sites, 2012-08, Portland, Oregon
  • Ecological society of America annual meeting |

  • Soil Respiration Across an Urban-Rural Tropical Gradient: Variability Among Forest and Invasive Grass Sites, 2012-04,
  • University of California, Los Angeles – Science Poster Day, 2012 |

  • Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Linkages Along an Urban Elevational Gradient in Humid Tropical Forests, 2011-12, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • American Geophysical Union |

Teaching

  • Quant Humanists: The I in API, 2018-01, New York, NY, USA
  • professor, NYU ITP |

  • Geographical Biogeosciences 472: Research in Cartography, 2015-01, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • teaching assistant, UBC Department of Geography |

  • Geographical Biogeosciences 373: Introduction to Remote Sensing, 2014-01, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • teaching assistant, UBC Department of Geography |

  • Geographical Biogeosciences 370: Advanced Issues in Geographic Information Science, 2013-09, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • teaching assistant, UBC Department of Geography |

workshops

  • Let’s Make Emoji Maps, 2017-10, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Maptime New York |

  • Slippy Web Maps You Complete Me: Hello Vector Tiles and Tilehut.js, 2017-10, Harvard University | Cambridge, MA, USA
  • FOSS4G Conference |

  • Learning web mapping with Geosandbox, 2017-05, Schwäbisch Gmund, Germany
  • HfG Schwäbisch Gmund |

  • Drawing with Maps: Building curious GEOmetries on the web, 2016-10, London, UK
  • Mozilla Festival, MozFest |

  • Webmaps for the Digital Humanities, 2016-05, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • UBC | Pixelating: Digital Humanities Workshop Series |

  • A friendly Introduction to Github, 2016-03, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • UBC | Centre of Teaching and Learning Technology |

  • Working Open Workshop, 2016-02, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Mozilla Science Lab Workshop |

  • Scroll driven adventure with Mapbox.js, 2015-02, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Maptime Vancouver |

  • Aloha Processing - Introduction to Processing, 2015-01, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Prepared for Biogeosciences 472: Research in Cartography |

  • Aloha R - Introduction to R and Programmed Maps, 2015-01, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Prepared for Biogeosciences 472: Research in Cartography |

  • Your first web map with CartoDB, 2016-01, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Maptime Vancouver |

  • Let’s make an interactive map, 2015-03, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Maptime Vancouver |

  • Hello Web Maps, 2014-11, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • UBC | TerreWEB Workshop |

Awards

  • Ars Electronica STARTS Prize (Nominee) for Who Wants to Be a Self-Driving Car, 2018-03, Minze, Austria
  • Ars Electronica STARTS Prize |

  • John Knox Memorial Prize, 2014-07, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • UBC Department of Geography |

  • Excellence Award, 2014-02, Tokyo, Japan
  • 17th Annual Japan Media Arts Festival |

  • TerreWEB Scholar (2013-2016), 2013-09, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • UBC | Terrestrial Research on Ecosystems and World-wide Education & Broadcast |

  • Notable Map (November, 2013), 2013-11, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • UC Berkeley, Mapping and It’s Discontents Symposium |

  • Highest Honors, 2012-06, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • UCLA Department of Geography |

  • Dean's Prize, 2012-05, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • UCLA Science Poster Day |

  • Undergraduate Research Scholar (2011 - 2012), 2011-09, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • UCLA |

  • Friends of Geography Scholarship (2011 - 2012), 2011-09, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • UCLA |

  • Dean’s Honors List (Winter 2010 – Spring 2012), 2010-12, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • UCLA |

Contact

Skills

  • Programming
  • JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Node.js, Python, R, Processing, Arduino

  • Design
  • Mockups, rapid prototyping, storyboarding, wire-framing, journey mapping, service blueprinting, quantitative and qualitative research methods

  • Tools
  • Sketch, InVision, Git/Github, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Suite, QGIS, Camera