Catherine Qian Ma joined the doctoral program in 2019. Her research focus on data/science communication, information design and data visualization. She is currently focusing on the qualitative research on the data-viz design semantics and the transition mode from data to graphic symbol.
Catherine finished her master and bachelor degree in Tianjin University, majored in industrial design and interaction design. Before she went to UM, she had been living in Beijing and working in Xinhua News Agency as a product manager and visual designer for three years, during which she gained precious experience in journalist reporting, commercial design and project management.
In her spare time, Catherine loves reading, playing the piano and sketching. And she is a Taekwondo player with the WTF black belt.
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