designs and builds stuff.
I learn how people use their technologies and design new ways to connect them with what they want to do. I create technologies to connect us with purpose in everyday activities to positively influence our mind, body, and relationships.
Frank actively looks for adventures involving interesting places, spicy foods and bold coffee. He stays sane with power naps and long distance running.
Frank Chen is a developer at Amazon Web Services, where he works on an unreleased product. Prior, he spent a year at Sandia Labs Livermore, where he researched the workflow of people who analyze very large datasets. Frank went to graduate school at Stanford for Human-Computer Interaction, where he focused on design and psychology. He was advised by Prof. Eric Hekler, Abby King, BJ Fogg, and Scott Klemmer. With the a group at the Stanford school of medicine, he developed mobile interventions based on specific psychological strategies. Frank also worked in the Persuasive Technology Lab with BJ Fogg, and helped prototype TinyHabits.com for creating habits. Frank's thesis delved into the design of health messages in exergaming to improve health outcomes. He went to undergraduate at UCLA where he studied Computer Science. Here, Frank researched networked systems and image processing with the Center for Embedded Networked Systems. Also, he built systems for group decision making research with the Rand Corporation.