I’m Yunzi. I got into design to solve problems. Specifically, to make an impact on people’s lives.
I’m a multidisciplinary designer (a generalist) who think about the big picture.
I have contributed as a member of the UX team and also taken on 6 solo projects. My experience covers a range of activities from design research, concept design, prototyping, usability testing, front-end development to liaising with clients and stakeholders.
Aside from crafting solutions, I can be found reading design articles, reading novels, snuggling my dogs, blogging or photographing.
I’m motivated to share my knowledge and give back to society.
In 2016, I taught DA1000 – Thinking and Communicating Visually classes of 20 students on the foundations of real-life drawings and perspective drawings at NTU School of Art, Design and Media (ADM).
Today, I am an alumni mentor in NTU ConnectingMinds programme. I have co-facilitated a “Come, Let’s Scrum” workshop on Agile for ~30 participants in August 2019. The effectiveness and usefulness of this workshop were rated 100% positive.
What’s better than translating people’s negative emotions into new processes or ideas?
In 2013, I received a 4-year Trailblazer Foundation ASEAN Scholarship to study B.E Information Engineering and Media (IEM).
I graduated from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in 2017, specialising in Information Engineering and Media. As a multidisciplinary course categorised under the School of Electrical, Electronic Engineering, IEM consists of 60% engineering, 20% Infocomm and 20% multimedia/art modules.
In 2016, I inlighted a passion for crafting meaningful design.
Throughout my 4-years study, I have taken numerous part-time positions exploring the creative field. I was a photographer, videographer, graphic designer, art teaching assistant, as well as a student ambassador and an event helper.
In 2016, I was introduced to UI and UX during my internship at Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) Pharma Pte Ltd. I was the sole UI/UX designer who collaborated directly with 2 Product Owners based in Ireland and Switzerland, gathering business requirements over conference calls to build a content repository application alongside the Scrum master and developers. After 10 weeks of internship, I was awarded as a “Top 5 Outstanding Interns” in the Digital Products & Solutions team.
I’m fortunate to join a rapid prototyping team that exposed me to projects in various industries and topics.
Upon graduation, I join NCS Pte Ltd as an application consultant (UI/UX)— a system integrator (SI) company in Singapore, a sister company of Singtel. I am part of the largest rapid prototyping team in NCS, consisting of designers, developers and SCRUM masters.
My team practice lean startup and agile development approaches to deliver either a digital prototype, a proof-of-concept (PoC) or a minimal viable product (MVP) through rapid iterations. To date, I have executed design activities for a wide range of clients in the public sectors, commercial businesses and internal enterprise digital transformation.
*Most of my projects are under NDA. Please contact me to learn more about my work.
Users first. I’m not afraid to embrace challenges and to be proven wrong.
I enjoy the journey of experimentation, testing and iterations.
UX is never the final step in a process. Failures simply motivate me to adapt faster, to innovate bigger ideas, to create better things. The satisfaction after completing a genuine design motivates me to continue designing for a purpose. Even making a person’s life better is a huge success!