I believe that empathy, curiosity and responsibility are the keys to innovative, impactful design. 

 

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Empathy

My background in psychology and Human-computer interaction has taught me to empathize with users' needs and desires. 

CURIOSITY

My natural curiosity drives me to investigate exactly why and how certain experiences resonate with people, down to the nitty-gritty details.

responsibility

As a human being with a passion for education, I have a responsibility to continue to ask meaningful questions, resulting in greater empowerment of the next generation.

METALS Capstone Project UX & Product Design

METALS Capstone Project

UX & Product Design

Swipe Tone Instructional & Game Design

Swipe Tone

Instructional & Game Design

Locadora UX & Mobile Service Design

Locadora

UX & Mobile Service Design

edXplore Data Visualization Design

edXplore

Data Visualization Design

Hello! I am Ya, a User Experience Designer based in San Jose, CA.  

I graduated from the Carnegie Mellon University in 2015. Before this, I earned my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Washington after much time spent in the labs conducting social cognitive development research.

I love planning and executing user research, becoming inspired by real-world observations and using those insights to generate creative design solutions with a group of talented individuals. 

My dream is to pet a Capybara sometime in the future.