Honghao Deng (zh:邓鸿浩) is a computational designer focusing on building hyper-performance built-environment with the integration of tangible Interface, IoT, AR, and VR. He holds a Master of Design Studies in Technology degree with Distinction at Harvard GSD and a Bachelor of Architecture from Tianjin University. He is the principal of Radical Department. He is also a researcher at City Science Group, MIT Media Lab and Responsive Environments and Artifacts Lab at Harvard, developing spatial experience interface that enables users to customize their working and living spaces intuitively and effortlessly.

Honghao has won multiple international design awards in interaction, product, and architecture, including Golden A' Design Award, iF Design Award, 1st Place Future Cities Contest, 1st place CHI Play Game Design Award, Ubicomp/ISWC Design Award. His work has been covered by Domus, CCTV, ArchDaily, Arab News, the National and Metropolis Magazine.


  • Ubicomp/ISWC Design Exhibition Award 2018. 10

  • iF Design Award 2018. 02

  • 1st Prize - Future Cities Contest - Cities for a Flying World 2017. 11

  • 1st Place - CHI PLAY Student Game Design Competition Audience Awards 2017. 10

  • Golden A' Design Award - Lighting Projects Design 2017.04

  • Silver A' Design Award - Furniture Design 2017.04

  • Honorable Mention - Tomorrow Workplace Competition by METROPOLIS 2016.10

  • Finalist - UIA-HYP International Architectural Student Competition 2015 2015.9

  • Editor's Choice - eVolo Skyscraper Competition 2015 2015.4

  • Finalist - UIA-HYP International Architectural Student Competition 2014 2014.9

  • 1st Place - 3rd Asia Rookie Award - China Division 2014.8

  • 1st Prize - National Exhibition of Excellent Work of Architectural Students 2014.8

  • Excellent Proposal - Blue Sky Plan by World Wide Fund for Nature 2014.2

  • Bronze Prize - "Huacheng Cup" Cardboard Architecture Design Competition 2012.7


  • H Deng*, J Li*, S Berolini, A. Sayegh, S Andreani: Twinkle: A Flying Lighting Companion for Urban Safety TEI' 18

  • J Li*, H Deng*, P Michalatos: MagicTorch: A Context-aware Projection System for Asymmetrical VR Games CHI PLAY' 17

  • J Li*, H Deng*, P Michalatos: CatEscape: An Asymmetrical Multiplatform Game Connecting Virtual, Augmented and Physical World CHI PLAY' 17


  • H Deng, H Ho, L Alonso, X Li, J Angulo, K Larson Amoeba Wall - PASAJES - archquitectura NO.143, pp8-9

  • H Deng, X Zhang, L Zhang 24 Hour Tower: eVolo Skyscrapers 3: Visionary Architecture and Urban Design, pp494-497


  • Deng, H., Li. H., Zhang. L & Wang, L.: Application of Planar Function Parameters in GAAD - Creating Minimal Surface Form by Plane Sketch Input, DADA Digital Factory International Conference Proceedings 2015, pp380-387 2015.7

  • Deng, H.: Parkour Club Design-Leap Over the Market, Chinese Contest of the Rookies’ Award for Architectural Students 2014 , pp48-51 2015.6

  • Deng, H.: “Junk Spaces”=Parkour Spaces Parkour Club + Community Market, Kenchiku-Shinjinsen Official Book-Contest of The Architectural Rookies’ Award 2014, pp81 2014.12

  • Deng, H. X Zhang, D Wang Theme Club Design-Design Study on Behavior and Space, Collection of Teaching Plan of Architecture Design and Theory in Architecture School of China , pp162-166 2014.12