Research.

Research is one of the most important aspects of the design process. Check out some of my research-focused projects here!

 

Cognitive Science: Examining Stress & Paranormal Belief

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Team: Ainsley Carter, Jiyeon Park, Dewen (Derek) Zhang, and Philip Joo

 

This project was done with three teammates in the Cognitive Science class at CCA taught by Kacey Ballard. This was done in the fall of 2020. This was a semester-long research project that sought to validate whether or not there is a correlation between one's level of stress and one's level of belief in the paranormal. The study was conducted through two surveys and we collected responses from over 150 participants.

 

You can read more about the details of this project on my blog, here.

Google Forms, Google Slides, MURAL

Research, survey design, academic writing, visual design, presenting, data analysis, data visualizations, secondary research

 

Strategic Research

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Team: Ainsley Carter, Stella Sun, Xiaojie (Scenery) Dong, Weidi (Vick) Qi, Tian Jiang

This project was done with four teammates in the Design Strategy class at CCA taught by Steve Diller. This was done in the fall of 2021. We conducted UX research with the goal of discovering opportunity areas for instant messaging platforms. To do this, our team conducted interviews with members of Gen-Z in two populations: China and the United States. I took the lead for US-based research as well as the synthesis of findings and the final presentation.

For more information, check out my blog post on this project here.

MURAL, Zoom, Google Sheets, Google Slides

Design research, interviewing, collaboration, visual design

 

Exploratory Research

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Teammate: Emily Traub

This project was done with one teammate in the Design Research class at CCA taught by Kacey Ballard. This was done in the spring of 2019. We conducted exploratory research into the workflow of professional design researchers. We wanted to understand their typical workflow and identify any areas that could be improved upon to better their experience.

MURAL, Google Meet, Google Sheets, Otter.ai, Google Slides

Design research, interviewing, collaboration, journey mapping, personas, visual design, presenting, secondary research