Rubez Chong Lu Ming

Civic Media
  • Research Assistant

Rubez is a graduate researcher at the MIT Media Lab, Center for Civic Media. Her work sits at the intersection of technology, design, and ethnography. She is currently working to define and build technologies that facilitate societal reentry for formerly incarcerated individuals in the United States.

Prior to joining the MIT Media Lab, she worked in the fields of UX design, design ethnography, design consulting, tech policy, and international development. Her ethnographic work has brought her across the globe; Singapore - Norway - United States - Chile - Israel.

Rubez believes that design is the art of creative problem-solving. She aims to use design and ethnography to deploy technologies that promise a more meaningfully connected world, build products that remind us of our humanity and creativity, and create immersive experiences that challenge us to expand our moral universe – to be kind, empathetic, and compassionate.

Rubez is a graduate researcher at the MIT Media Lab, Center for Civic Media. Her work sits at the intersection of technology, design, and ethnography. She is currently working to define and build technologies that facilitate societal reentry for formerly incarcerated individuals in the United States.

Prior to joining the MIT Media Lab, she worked in the fields of UX design, design ethnography, design consulting, tech policy, and international development. Her ethnographic work has brought her across the globe; Singapore - Norway - United States - Chile - Israel.

Rubez believes that design is the art of creative problem-solving. She aims to use design and ethnography to deploy technologies that promise a more meaningfully connected world, build products that remind us of our humanity and creativity, and create immersive experiences that challenge us to expand our moral universe – to be kind, empathetic, and compassionate.