Memento Mori is the thesis of Michael Yap submitted in candidacy for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Interaction Design at the School of Visual Arts.


I shape the behaviors of people using products and services over time: IAmA interaction designer; I give visual form to shapes: IAmA graphic designer.

I recently earned a Master of Fine Arts in interaction design. As a student, I have interned for IDEO, Second Story, and served as a Product Advisor for Union Square Ventures. I have organized for TechCrunch DISRUPT and won the Reinvent NYC.gov and GOOD Magazine hackathons. This Spring, I moderated a lecture series, entitled On the Verge, exploring the overlaps and seams between design disciplines.

Prior to attending the School of Visual Arts, I lived and worked in the San Francisco/Bay Area, and taught graphic design at the California College of the Arts.

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