Projects —

2019–   
    Platform Education

2020–
    Post-Radical Pedagogy

2021
    Tactic as Art: Everyday Digital Resistance and Covid-19 in China

2020
    Teacher’s Project
Emergency Remote Teaching: 
Diagrammatic Field Notes

2019
    Data Beyond Vision

2018
    Textual Analysis of Graphic Design Program Descriptions

2017
    Cultral Probes / Design Research for Health Care

2016
Weighing Lightness 



Digital Humanities — 

            2016-2018



Mark

Teaching Design in the Age of Platforms  

A Framework for Platform Education  2020



Situateing a platform education within and beyond communication design to help develop understandings of the mechanisms of platforms, values influenced by platformization, and design implications.
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Li, Xinyi. “Teaching Design in the Age of Platforms: A Framework for Platform Education.”  Paper presented at Cumulus Conference Design Culture(s), Sapienza University, Rome, June 9–11, 2021



Post-Radical Pedagogy

2020–



Post-Radical Pedagogy was convened as a space to explore, antagonize, challenge, and interrogate institutional values and legacies. “Post” prompts a reflection on what happened, where we are because of, or in spite of an inherited (institutional) pedagogical situation that limits radical potentials, and where we go from here. “Post” is implicitly an acknowledgment of struggle in search of language for articulating what a radical pedagogy in design might entail, where its boundaries are, and where it stakes a position in relation to the many limiting forms of institutional inertia.


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Co-PI with Nida Abdullah and Chris Lee, 2020–
Funded by the Strategic Initiative Grant, Provost’s Office and the Strategic Plan Oversight Committee, Pratt Institute, 2020–2021




Tactic as Art 

Everyday Digital Resistance and Covid-19 in China  2021



Framing the concept of everyday digital resistance useing cases from the early days of the pandemic



Li, Xinyi. “Framing Everyday Digital Resistance” Message Journal: Covid-19 Special Edition, edited by Colm, Dunne, Åse Huus, Dóra Ísleifsdóttir, Lynda Cooper, Mark James, Peter Jones, and Victoria Squire (2021). University of Plymouth Press, https://pearl.plymouth.ac.uk/handle/10026.1/18929, February  2022. 

Li, Xinyi. “Tactic as art: everyday digital resistance and COVID-19 in China.” in Jilly Traganou (Chair), Panel “Affective and Generative Dimensions in Covid 19 Activism.” presented at the College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference, Online, February 10–13, 2021.









Emergency Remote Teaching 

Diagrammatic Field Notes  2020



Through a practice of diagramming and drawing on techniques of annotation, concept mapping, causal loop mapping, this project attempts to document, contextualize, and unravel the dynamics and spaces
of emergency remote teaching and implicit values embedded in the platforms used.

Published by The Teachers Project, Criticisms on Design Pedagogy Issue 01 Summer 2020
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Data Beyond Vision 

2019–2020



Published by Startwords, Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton, issue 1 October 2020
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Koeser, Rebecca Sutton, Nick Budak, Xinyi Li, and Gissoo Doroudian. “Data Beyond Vision.” Startwords 1, no.1 (2020): https://startwords.cdh.princeton.edu/issues/1/data-beyond-vision

Koeser, Rebecca Sutton, Nick Budak, Xinyi Li, and Gissoo Doroudian.  “Data Beyond Vision.” Installation presented at the Association for Computers and the Humanities Conference (ACH2019), Pittsburgh, July 23–26, 2019.

Koeser, Rebecca Sutton, Nick Budak, Xinyi Li, and Gissoo Doroudian. “Data Beyond Vision.” Poster presented at the Digital Humanities Conference 2019 (DH2019), Utrecht, July 9–12, 2019. https://doi.org/10.34894/LXZFF5