Shang Jiang

Product Designer • Researcher
Shang Jiang is a product designer specializing in UX/UI, Web, and Visual Design and designing innovative solutions to complex problems focusing on real users' needs. Her experience as a product designer across major tech firms and startups transformed challenges into user-friendly solutions.
Thesis Faculty
Ayodamola Tanimowo OkunseindeMelanie CreanGloria DuanSamuel LeighAlexander KingErnesto Klar


A flower border interactive device, lets everyone understand and alert the information cocoon everywhere.

Finally choose to build a flower border, the flower border is our world, which contains different beauty. Flowers represent fragmented information, and the display serves as a tool to reveal the meaning behind these messages, breaking out of the cocoon of information, and this process of disclosure requires people to touch the flowers in this interactive way.

Information Cocoons, also known as network cocoons, are a theoretical hypothesis proposed by American scholar Cass Sunstein about the destruction of democracy in the network information age. According to the information cocoon theory, the network information age is bringing more information and choices, which seems to be more democratic and free, but it actually hides the destruction of democracy. Because people have selective contact, absorption and memory of information, the field of information will be guided by personal interests, hobbies and habits, thus weaving a huge cocoon around themselves, only through the detection of information can enter the range of people’s reception through the cocoon, so as to shackle their own life in the “cocoon room” like a cocoon.

Because of the information cocoon, the increasingly intelligent big data blinds our eyes, and the information around us gradually becomes extreme, similar, not objective, and not comprehensive. This phenomenon of electronic information will lead to the occurrence of many extreme events in reality, such as network violence, racial discrimination, distortion of facts.

My design aims to help people reexamine how filtered information is delivered to each individual and how we can inadvertently become ensnared in information cocoons. I have chosen one of the most common aspects of information cocoons—superficial judgments—as the core theme of my interactive installation. It showcases the distinction between one-sided information and comprehensive information, serving as a cautionary reminder to avoid falling into the trap of the Information Cocoon.

After touching each flower, the length of the touch will affect the amplitude of the image in the display. The relationship between human height and flower touch points and the viewing angle of the display screen was considered in the construction.