TYPE OF ENGAGEMENT
UX Designer for year-long Master Thesis at Georgia Tech
Aug 2021 - Present
ABOUT THE PROJECT
It is my thesis project for a Master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction at Georgia Tech. It is sponsored by The Home Depot (THD). In a duration of one year, my teammate and I collaborate closely with mentors from the UX team at THD, and go through a professional R&D process to solve a real-life problem proposed by the sponsor.
Team: Sara Lin (UX Researcher), Yian Zhao (UX Designer)
THD Mentors: Andrea Thompson, Sarah Brooks
GT Advisors: Richard Henneman, Carrie Bruce
• Collaborated with the researcher to conduct 5 in-store observations, a survey with 43 responses, and 8 interviews with various stakeholders, including paint associates, designers, and customers.
• Synthesized the research data into 14 design requirements through affinity mapping, and presented and validated the insights with the Home Depot sponsors.
• Currently in the Design phase where we are validating the design ideas with users and consolidating the final solutions.
Due to NDA, please contact me for more info.