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Yan Chen

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Major project:

kōnenki: a better menopause for every woman

Eight in ten women experience physical and psychological discomfort during the menopause transition, and each woman's experience is unique. kōnenki is an ecosystem of tools to monitor and relieve menopause-related symptoms, to enhance a woman’s sense of well-being at the end of her reproductive cycle and beyond. 

The ecosystem cross-pollinates diverse sets of health data to personalise treatments that address symptoms within each woman's individual context.


  • Yan is a hybrid design explorer passionate about leveraging design, technology, and business to tackle complex social challenges; cross-pollinating diverse industries for unexpected solutions, and inspiring others to do the same. 

    Prior to IDE, she worked in corporate innovation, technology start-ups, and education – particularly in experience design, design strategy, business operations, and product development. She speaks English, French, and Mandarin Chinese. She is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

  • Previous degrees

  • BA Psychology, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, USA, 2010; BA Foreign Languages, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, USA, 2010
Royal College of Art