San Jose State University
M.S. in Human Factors and Ergonomics emphasis in Human Computer Interaction
August 2015 - December 2016 (expected)
At Zazzle, I focused on the interaction design of their product page on web, specifically on how users customize their products. This included thinking about what tools to provide users as well as how to organize the tool in a clear and concise manner on the page.
Interaction Design Consultant, Zazzle
June 2015 - August 2015
As a side project, I worked as an interaction designer at OpunUp. My responsibilities included creating a user and mobile friendly design for two iOS applications as well as creating and conducting usability studies.
Interaction Designer, OpunUp Inc
January 2015 - June 2015
I worked as an Interaction Designer on Cisco Spark. I focused on the interaction design of the mobile and web messaging application. My day to day tasks included brainstorming with the team, sketching potential ideas, wireframing, and lo-fidelity prototyping of designs. Additionally, I was responsible for creating, running and analyzing user studies to understand the usage of a work-oriented mobile communication application. This data was used by UX designers to create more user-friendly applications. I started working for Cisco as an intern and then continued to work as an interaction designer on the team.
I filed a design patent for this application which I am the first inventor of. The patent is currently pending. View the patent here.
I was also selected to be a part of the promotional video for Spark.
Check it out here.
Interaction Designer and Researcher, Cisco Spark
October 2013 - May 2015
Research Intern at Xerox PARC
July 2013 - September 2013
At Xerox Parc, I worked on a small team of four people, lead by Dr. Victoria Belloti, to update and validate the theory of planned behavior. We used the theory of planned behavior to determine ways to increase people’s physical activity. Based on this research, a mobile product implementation was planned. As a research intern, I helped in brainstorming ideas, creating surveys and consent forms, and analyzing data.
Research Assistant in HCI Lab,
UC Santa Cruz
April 2013 - June 2013
As a part of Dr. Steve Whittaker's HCI lab, our aim was to understand personal information management (PIM) of data on Dropbox and Google drive amongst college students. As a research assistant, I aided in running experiments and transcribing interviews. Running experiments included interviewing participants and observing their behavior when asking them to complete a task.
University of California, Santa Cruz
B.A. in Psychology
September 2011 - March 2013
Wireframing: Sketch, Omnigraffle, Adobe Illustrator, Axure
Prototyping: Invision, Flinto, Keynote, Axure, Pop
Platform Design: Android, iOS, Web
At Punchcut, I worked on multiple short term projects that last about a month each. Some of my projects included designing messaging, music, and online ordering interfaces for a wearable device and creating a web layout that allows customers to compare products.
Interaction Design Intern, Punchcut
June 2016 - August 2016