With years of professional experience in designing and developing enterprise-grade data-intensive web applications for large companies, start-ups and NGOs, I've earned a track record of bridging my technical and creative skills to build experiences that help people make sense out of large-scale data.
My enthusiasm about building user-friendly data platforms blends into my creative studio practice, where I’m broadly interested in exploring the use of digital technologies in making interactive web-based data archives, visualizations, and experiences to facilitate public engagement with art, culture and history.
DATA-INTENSIVE WEB APP WORK
I designed and developed at Harvard CAMLab the website of the lab’s flagship interdisciplinary media project Cave Dance - a web platform to present a hypermedia database containing photos, videos and 3D models. Flowering from the diverse body of research of an interdisciplinary project, Cave Dance manifests as a set of digital installations that elucidate the multifold culture of dance in Buddhist cave shrines. The website immerses the audiences in a dynamic world of Dunhuang dance, but also leads them into the deeper cultural dimension of Buddhist dance—where audiences are invited to contemplate the themes of body, life, and spiritual transcendence embodied by the celestial dance in the cave.
Tech Stack: Three.JS
Open Science Framework
Partnered with the non-profit Center for Open Science, I worked as a researcher, designer and software engineer on Open Science Framework, a Web platform that publishes free-access scientific research data. In this year-long project, I developed a socio-technical thesis that articulates the incentive structure for participating in “open science”, and the work needed to be done on the Web-based technical infrastructure to facilitate the implementation of this idea. Learn more
AppDynamics - Application Performance Observability Platform
A senior engineer at silicon valley’s unicorn AppDynamics (now part of Cisco Systems), I developed many of the powerful data visualizations used by enterprise consumers. The insights in data enabled by these visualizations have helped many businesses to monitor and quickly troubleshoot their complex cloud-native software environments.
Tech Stack: AngularJS / TypeScript
Amazon Core Infra Data Platforms
I am currently leading the user experience design and frontend development on my team at Amazon that operates one of Amazon’s largest data infrastructure and analytics platforms. I primarily work on data querying, reporting and dashboarding Business Intelligence tools that allow stakeholders to access and interact with Amazon internal data at daily petabytes scale.
Tech Stack: Vue.JS / Python / Django / AWS
Besides writing code, I am also fluent in designing for the Web. My approach to user interface design follows a user-centric model which focuses on deep user observations, need-finding and iteration. My design process is shaped largely by my training at Stanford d.school.
- Perform needfinding with stakeholders going beyond surface-level observations and user interviews
- Identify the most appropriate question to answer for the design
- Communicate design ideas visually through sketching and mocks, through show-and-tell reports, and through presentation to large groups
- Comfortable at critiquing, receiving critiques, and iterating on designs
- Produce high-fidelity designs and interactive product prototypes with latest tools
- Validate designs with the RITE method (Rapid Iterative Testing and Evaluation)
The Fall of The SImpsons - Info Graphic Design