Honghao Deng is a computational designer focusing on building hyper-immersive environment with integration of tangible Interface, IoT, AR and VR. He is currently working towards his Master Degree in Design Studies in Technology at Harvard University. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture at Tianjin University (TU) with concentration in Algorithmic Design and Robotic Fabrication. He is a researcher at City Science Group, MIT Media Lab, developing architectural design interface for dynamic transformable co-working and living spaces, which enables users to customize their spaces intuitively and effortlessly.


  • IF Design Award - Professional Concept Category                                          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