Maggie c Wang _ UX Designer

I am an UX designer focused on design solutions that solve complex problems in simple and effective ways. As a practicing landscape architect, I discovered that successful design is essentially about the user experience. Later, I started exploring human-centered design and loved the idea of being able to test, iterate, and measure the impact of my design.


My JOURNEY to UX

Being educated in RISD and worked in Landscape Architecture firms, my works emphasize on balancing usability and aesthetic. I began UX specific training by using on-line sources like Udacity. There I learned human-centered theory and applications. However, I became aware of that practice by myself only was not enough. I decided to enroll in the full-time UX Design Immersive course at General Assembly where I have accelerated my learning through GA’s collaborative learning model and professional mentoring.

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My Process

 
 

Discover
Start with research and user testing; I love to dig to the root of the problem and utilize frameworks to get key insight that moves ideation forward.

Define
Reframe problem/need statement and establish design principles to guide ideation process.

Develop
Ideate possible solutions, sketch, wireframing, prototyping, test, iterate, and repeat. 

Deliver
Present result to stakeholders, managers, users and get feedbacks. 


My Design philosophy

Although I am transitioning from one design field to another, my design philosophy remains the same. I seek design solutions that are at once simple, meaningful and aesthetically enriching.

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Simple

“Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” 
― Steve Jobs
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Meaningful

“It is not enough that we build products that function, that are understandable and usable, we also need to build products that bring joy and excitement, pleasure and fun, and, yes, beauty to people’s lives.”
–Don Norman
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aesthetic

“Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.” 
― Alfred North Whitehead

My capabilities

SKILLS

  • Research synthesis
  • User modeling
  • Interaction design
  • Interface design
  • Information architecture
  • Project management
  • Visual communication

TOOLS

  • Sketch
  • InVision
  • Axure RP
  • Marvel
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • After Effects
  • HTML & CSS

 

If you like my works,

or have any suggestion in mind,

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