User Experience Design
I utilize user centered design principles and base design decisions on the user’s needs and business goals. While increasing usability of web applications and websites daily, I have been involved in the creation of geological mapping devices, the revision of voting systems and improvement of an open education resource editor.
I am currently a Senior at Rice University, studying Psychology with a specific focus in human factors, user experience design and human computer interaction. At the end of May 2015, I will be graduating and hope to explore the world of user experience and user interface design after that.
In High School, I took my first graphic design class where I learned how to create imagery in Photoshop and Illustrator. When I arrived at Rice University, I took my first human-computer design course and fell in love with the idea of combining computer science, my design background and my academic passion of psychology. Because I love learning new skills and building upon old skills, I took classes to become proficient in the computer science surrounding user interface and user experience design, the artistic design and the iterative design process.
Since I began my studies at Rice University, I have been involved in usability research, held several UX internships and have enjoyed freelancing using my web development capabilities. I believe if you start designing for the user, it increases their happiness, cuts down on support calls and complaints while creating brand loyalty and increasing revenue.
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