Welcome to my portfolio! I’m a UX designer, user researcher and ideator who combines creativity with empathy to tackle meaningful challenges.
Empathy First. I listen intently by using various methods including user interview, observation, journey map, storyboard, and co-design with end users.
Ideate & Prototype. I build wireframes and interactive mockups using tools like Figma/Sketch, Invision, Photoshop and more.
Bring Concepts to Life. I use mills, lathe, laser cutter, welding, 3D printing and various manufacturing tools to design and build physical prototypes.
Artistic Exploration. I enjoy playing with color and form, explore questions in the form of art.
Leadership and Strategy. I design program and service, build conference from scratch, and lead product teams.
Test Wild Ideas. I run controlled experiments to understand human behaviors and disrupt with displacement.
Build Products Using Arduino. I code in Arduino and build circuit to to make interactive games and smart products.
Create Senses. I make videos using Premiere and After Effect, and music clips using Ableton and GarageBand.
I am am a human-centered design strategist, UX designer and user researcher. I like getting my hands dirty to explore and make things. I I love working on design challenges where I see potentials for improving users’ experiences and creating meaningful impact to the community.
Currently, I am a Master’s candidate at the Stanford Design Impact Program, exploring ways to design sustainable and human-centered products. I received my undergraduate degree of Manufacturing and Design Engineering from Northwestern University. After graduation, I worked as a fin-tech product manager at Morningstar in Chicago, leading an international software development team. I am the founder of Jiang China Design initiative. It empowers Chinese college students with the toolkit and mindset of human-centered design to apply to local community challenges.
I loves tomatoes 🍅 and can eat them every single day. During COVID-19 quarantine, I started planting tomatoes and even built my own planter box! I've lived in Hangzhou, Chicago, and Palo Alto, and now I live in Moss Beach, California where there are beautiful sunset and bathing seals.