On April 13, Forbes released 30 Under 30 Asia 2017, presenting 30 of Asia’s outstanding young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers. Guo Lie, who graduated from the Department of Industrial Design, MSE in 2007, was listed in the category of consumer technology with his team’s second venture Faceu which took the first place in App Store Top Charts once again. This is the second time for MSE alumni got onto Forbes’s 30 Under 30. Zhou Wei, who got his bachelor ’s degree in 2008 and master’s degree in 2011 from MSE, HUST, was listed on Forbes China’s 30 Under 30 and was the cover figure in 2015.
Faceu is an augmented reality video chatting app with the most advanced facial recognition technology and can locate facial features accurately, thus allows the precise “painting” of “cross dressing” on face. Even if special effects mode isn’t used, it can also be used directly as a self-timer camera. It can make the photos perfect with natural making-up function and powerful filters. Amazing functions as special face effects, 10 seconds video, making-up filters and text stickers will help users achieve their purposes of acting cute or self-deprecation easily. Many effects are not static, but dynamic. Ten seconds video can get unexpected results by adding sound effects. After the shooting, users can also post-process the photos or videos, add text stickers, brushes or even music to make their works perfect and unique.