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Kevin Hwang

UX/UI Designer  •  Taipei, TW

I am a user experience designer with an engineering and education background focusing on human-centered solutions. 


Through Lean UX principles, I listen and learn from users to design relevant and impactful products. Having worked in business, health, and education fields, I know how to connect the dots and collaborate with diverse groups of people to come up with effective solutions. 


A generalist at heart, I enjoy working in cross-disciplinary fields, but am not afraid to dive deep into areas to get things done.


email: [email protected]

 portfolio: kevinhwang.co

Projects

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Applying user experience design principles, I conducted user research and designed a mobile experience to facilitate expense management on group trips.

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I used material design to create a messaging mobile app optimized for sharing music

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I designed the information architecture and created responsive wireframes for an e-commerce store.

Education

Mar 2016 - Aug 2017

DesignLab | UX Academy 

An intensive six month program where I completed 480+ hours of coursework in user experience design. I acquired hands-on training in User Research, Interaction Design, User Interface Design, Prototyping, Usability Testing, Visual Design, and Branding


• Completed 50+ projects and exercises including 3 independent capstone projects

• Received weekly 1-on-1 mentoring with an industry expert 

• Received training in conducting user research based on design thinking and user

   centered principles

• Conducted qualitative and quantitative research to uncover insight and connect with

   users through empathy in order to develop effective UX strategies

• Created personas, empathy maps, user flows and stories, affinity maps, storyboards, and    many other deliverables throughout the product development process

• Created wireframes and high-fidelity mockups and conducted usability testing; iterated  

  on designs continuously based on user feedback

• Learned and designed best practice mobile and web design patterns and created full  

  style kits for branding and reusability

• Collaborated with peers in weekly design critiques by presenting work, defending design 

  decisions, and giving and receiving feedback

• Gained hands-on experience with industry tools including Sketch, InVision, Marvel, and 

  Adobe Creative Suite

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Sept 2009 - Dec 2014  

University of Maryland, College Park

Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering

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Work Experience

May 2016 - July 2017

Wagor International School of Excellence - Taichung, Taiwan 

I managed IT operations at a private international school and brought in technologies that streamlined school processes for students, staff, and teachers. I also taught elementary math, pre-algebra, and computer science based on the American Common Core and AP curriculum.


IT Support Specialist

• Brought in a cloud-based education management system (SIS + LMS) to streamline school operations

• Set up Slack messaging for school and automated various repetitive school tasks to facilitate school-wide 

   communication and administration work flow

• Troubleshoot classroom equipment and staff/student IT issues

• Manage Active Directory for all staff and student computer logins and passwords


Math and Computer Teacher

• Created and taught Pre-AP Computer Science Principles curriculum that included fundamental algorithms,    

   Javascript, HTML/CSS, binary data, and Internet concepts

• Taught all-English G5-G6 elementary math and G7 pre-algebra classes based on US Common Core standards

Feb 2015 - Feb 2016

HESS International Education Organization - Taipei, Taiwan

English Teacher 

As an English teacher, I created fun and interactive teaching lessons to keep students engaged and improve student retention levels.


• Teach phonics, reading, grammar patterns, and conversational scenarios to students ranging from elementary to high school levels 

• Prepare effective and appropriate game-centered activities to keep lessons enjoyable and engaging for students

 Sept 2014 - Dec 2014

Genetic Alliance Washington D.C, USA

Health Technology Intern

As a health technology intern, I developed technical solutions for a non-profit organization focused on rare genetics disease research

• Wrote SQL queries to cross-check internal diseases database with existing outside databases and updated 

   any missing entries

• Drafted standard operating procedures and workflow for internal operations and product

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

InteliTrac Inc. Herndon, Virginia, USA

Developer Intern

As a developer intern, I did product testing and improved upon features for InteliTrac’s government contracts

• Wrote SQL queries to cross-check internal diseases database with existing outside databases and updated 

   any missing entries

• Drafted standard operating procedures and workflow for internal operations and product

Skills


Design Methods

User Experience Design
User Interface Design
User Research
User Flows & Journeys
Rapid Prototyping
Sketching & Wireframing
Information Architecture
Design Thinking
Usability Testing




Tools

Sketch

Invision

Marvel

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Webflow


Other

Javascript, HTML, CSS

Java, C, Python

SQL

Google Classroom

Mandarin (中文可以)
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certified



Readings


Readings 00 00@2x ce5676dabcce042724a6fc4c3413d6a86ad9c78eecb848896433e32c60b7006b

The Inevitable

AI is coming...thinking about how product and  UX will change in the future


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Bad Science

Learning to filter out the buzz and noise

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