About Us

Unleashing Human Creativity Through Co-Creation

We believe collaboration and co-creation are vital to solving important problems. It’s at the core of everything we do. We are transforming how people collaborate and create, bridging the gaps between synchronous and asynchronous work, I work and We work, digital and physical experiences. We are committed to the digital transformation of open innovation, augmenting the design-thinking process and empowering humans to collaborate and cultivate creativity at scale to solve faster, solve more and realize more value.
“Creativity is as important now in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status.”

― Sir Ken Robinson
“Creative confidence is the natural human ability to come up with breakthrough ideas and the courage to act on them. When people become confident in their own creative ability, it changes everything. “
- David Kelley

What makes us different?

All in
Discover what you are passionate about and strive to excel at it.
Empathizing with someone with our hearts helps us connect and communicate better with one another.
Think big
Believe that nothing is impossible, and don't be scared to take chances. Set ambitious objectives and work to become the best you can be.
Be yourself
Strive to be true yourself without trying to emulate anyone else.
Help others
Giving someone a hand when they need it can make both you and them happy. So helping others can help you.
Learn from failure
Reflect on failure and use it to gain insight and further build upon your successes.

We are a team of creativity and software nerdiness.

Yanbin (Usam) Shen
Founder & CEO
Nicole Afton
Maoyun(Emily) Wang
Xiaodan Zhang
Operation and Community
Mike Zhang
Software Architect
Christian Sirowatka
Xinyi Shen
Martin Ma
Software Engineer
Liyuan Xue
Software Engineer
Ziwei Zhu
Software Engineer
Contribution Program
BoardX created an impactful contribution program, which attracted over 80 contributors from all over the world. This novel initiative has been instrumental in helping BoardX identify potential partners for the future. It will remain a crucial part of our mission to expand our global innovation network.
Our Advisor
Linlin Shui
Head of Design Thinking School, Communication University of China
Courtesy Professor, Center for Design Research, Standford University
"I believe BoardX is on the right track. We have a great CEO and talented design team. With the powerful AI engine, BoardX will create unique co-working experience for companies and individuals."
Linlin started her interdisciplinary, innovation-driven Design Thinking journey at HPI d.school since 2009. When she came back to her own country, she took on the challenge of setting up the first Design Thinking school in China. Now she is the director of d.school, Communication University of China and Courtesy Professor at Center for Design Research, Stanford University.

Prof. Shui has the background of computer science and digital media art. And she is an expert of " Online Game Content Review Committee" of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism as well as the director member of “China Association of Social Art” council. She was selected as the "Beijing Youth Talent" twice in 2017 and 2018.
Matt Mead
Explorer & Maker, Praxis Design Lab
EX-Steelcase Innovation Leader
"BoardX is developing an artificial intelligence based tool to guide human problem solving- raising it from thrashing about in complexities, to illuminating unrecognized simplicities. I believe this is how beautiful, disruptive innovations are born."
Matt has always been drawn to empty spaces. The gaps that exist in between scientific disciplines, divergent business models, and emerging technologies. These spaces are enormous and are only accelerated by technologies that are transforming the world.

As Matt designs and implements services based on these technologies, he often watches individuals and organizations struggle and fail to adapt. The tension that is created as organizational and cultural norms are stretched and torn is where Matt sees the greatest opportunities.

Matt has grown a network of trusted expert resources and engages them to explore the disruptions found in such places. Together, they are able to identify and seize opportunities that others may not even see.
Stuart Berman
"BoardX has a bright future embracing AI powered collaboration developing towards a blockchain based system. Web3 brings trust and security to digital applications even as old world web applications are succumbing to fraud and hacking due to their architecture."
Stuart Berman has spent decades in enterprise IT dealing with cyber security, risk and legal compliance before moving into the Web3 space. Today he is a CTO for a decentralized data storage startup.
Leilei Chen
Artist & Educator
“I believe that BoardX will be a popular application which has the potential to help educators in a variety of ways, by providing new tools and technologies that can enhance the teaching and learning process; Increasingly used in the field of art and design to create new works, generate ideas,Generative art and AI-assisted design”
For over two decades, Leilei Chen has been educating college students in the field of illustration, visual arts integration and digital creativity. She holds an M.F.A in painting from Kendall College of Art and Design, as well as a M.A. in art history from Tsinghua University. Currently, she is teaching in the Department of Visual & Media Arts at Grand Valley State University and is also the founder of the Academy of Art and Design.
Beibei Chen
Fine Artist
“BoardX as a collaborative digital whiteboard is built for more than just brainstorming and carry on conversations, it will provide personalized recommendations for learning materials and activities,  developing AI tools for personalized learning, enhancing the use of educational technology and Design optimization.”
Beibei Chen is an internationally renowned artist, boasting expertise in both 2D and 3D design. She holds a Master's Degree in Fine Arts from the esteemed Kendall College of Art and Design in the United States, as well as a Master's Degree in Arts from Peking University in China. With 19 years of teaching experience in digital painting, illustration, animation, and ceramics, she is also a co-founder of the Academy of Art and Design.
Frank Jiang
Direct Sales Expert
“Excitement abounds as I contemplate the possibilities of BoardX in the Direct Selling industry. The platform is driven by machine learning and AI, and its emphasis on collaboration and empowerment promises to lift business growth to new heights. With features like brainstorming, storytelling, and problem-solving, BoardX amplifies co-creation and fosters an atmosphere of creativity and innovation - all of which will be of great benefit to the millions of users in the industry. I am certain that BoardX has a promising future ahead.”
For the past three decades, Frank has been a leader in the direct selling industry. He has been associated with Amway, the largest direct selling company in the world, and Sunrider, a 40-year-old nutrition and beauty products direct seller in 50 countries. Frank has taught people how to direct sell, managed successful Amway accounts, and even served as a professor in a university for seven years. He is also highly-educated, possessing three Masters' degrees including one in Business.