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About
theDesignExchange
Project Manager, Undergrad Researcher, Content Writer


theDesignExchange is the largest repository of design methods in the world, fostering an international community of design students, educators, and practioners. This project is a collaborative research effort between the Berkeley Institute for Design, the Berkeley BEST Lab, and MIT. The content on this portal is currently being used for 6 graduate-level courses at Haas School of Business and Berkeley Engineering as a valuable resource when teaching human-centered design methodology.

I currently manage and lead a team of undergrad developers and designers for theDesignExchange. In the past, I have created content for 30 design methodologies, conducted ethnographic user research, and coauthored a paper regarding design education.














Check out a few of the design methods that I have written and published on theDesignExchange:






We published a paper at the 2018 ASME Design Education conference titled Using "Why and How" to Tap into Novice Designers' Method Selection Mindset that illustrates that students exhibit contextually-aware method selection mindsets when given the task to select specific design methods to use.

I also had the opportunity to write a thesis paper that delves into the process of redesigning theDesignExchange method page to assist novice designers in embedding design methods into practice.