my name is Sirui Li (李思銳 Lǐ Sī-Ruì aka “LeeThree”). I’m a software engineer at Operator in Shanghai, who is passionate about pixels, grids, and delightful experiences.

what keeps me busy

Operator logomark

I’m currently working at Operator, helping its expansion to China market, and future endeavors.

From 2014 to 2016, I worked on China version of the Flipboard app, doing Android development and some other stuff to enhance its user experience.

Flipboard logomark

my story so far

since 2016

Now I’m working and living in Shanghai, a great city for urban explorations.

Wukang Mansion
2014 – 2016, 2006 – 2010

I worked in Beijing for two years. I also got my Bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University.

The Marble Boat
2010 – 2013

I graduated from the University of Hong Kong with the degree of Master of Philosophy. My research area was human–computer interaction.

Nan Lian Garden
2006 and before

My hometown Chengdu is a lovely city in Southwest China, famous for pandas, spicy food, and a leisurely lifestyle.

Qingyang Taoist Temple

things I made

My degree research project was designing and building attentive gestural user interfaces for touch screens ( Check it out). The idea is to use eye tracking technology to improve the usability of existing gestural interactions. By using eye trackers to detect visual attention of users, a computer system can collect more information that reflects the user’s interest and intention. The interface can then respond in a more intelligent and natural way.

apps I help built
Operator App

Operator for China, iOS version.
A shopping app for Chinese customers to buy things conveniently from the US.

view on App Store
Flipboard App

Flipboard for China, Android version.
A personalized magazine app.

view on Google Play

get in touch

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