안녕 (Hello)! I’m Janice, a third-year dual degree candidate at the University of Pennsylvania studying Computer Science & Design. I get the best of both worlds—a technical, in-depth engineering education and an innovative, interdisciplinary liberal arts background. Previously, I was a design technologist intern at Ripple
and a frontend software engineering intern at the American Civil Liberties Union
. Currently, I am a digital design intern for Penn Medicine
What excites me about digital design is being able to collaborate with some of the coolest, most creative minds in technology and design, working at the crossroads of art, engineering, business, and psychology. I’m inspired by the opportunity to build products and experiences that are functional, seamless, and aesthetically beautiful.
When I’m not in a Figma file (ask me about how I use Figma in my daily life), I’m probably working with my peers to build software projects
for nonprofit organizations or teaching design to Spark community
members at Penn. If I’m not online, I’m probably cooking dinner
for friends, working my way through my bookshelf
, or reviewing Trader Joe's snacks. Looking for a more career-centric self intro? Check out my resume
my design principles
- When needfinding and ideating potential solutions, I seek to make sure my design decisions are well-informed and take into the account the living experiences of those who have been impacted by the design process of the existing solution.
- Coming to terms with the paradox that one design does not work for everyone, but also that we cannot personalize an experience to every single person. I seek to make intentional design choices with this paradox in mind.
- To follow my morals and beliefs and factor in ethics in my design choices, as what I design impacts real people.
- Joining and encouraging community in design. As a design student, I’ve been grateful to find peers and friends within my design classes that I can share knowledge and opportunities with.
- Approaching design as a means of two-way communication. I seek to explore how interaction between a user and a product is two-sided and to make design decisions that afford clear communication.
- Using my experience as a engineer to ease the handoff process from design to development, building trust and bridging the gap between designers and developers.
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