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theDesignExchange
Design Researcher, Content Writer, Project Manager




theDesignExchange is an online interactive portal for designers and researchers, that is a collaborative research effort by professors at MIT, the Berkeley Institute for Design, and the Berkeley BEST Lab 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.

My role in this project has spanned from conducting user research, writing design methodology content, and project management. 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.