User Research Report
--Dance Caliente Studio
Dance Caliente is a Boston-based dance studio. To reconstruct its website according to user-centered design process, we conducted ethnographic user research including individual interviews, focus group, observations, personas, card sorting and usability test to solve pain points and optimize the website's overall user experience.
AR LOVER--A design proposal
AR lover is a perceptual design based on augmented reality to tackle the issue of long-distance relationship. By wearing AR glasses, users can "see" an AR character built on the prototype of his/her actual partner. There are two modes, namely "synchronous" and "asynchronous", to apply to different using scenarios.
Political Participation and Video Game Preference
This is a research project to disentangle the relationship between political participation and video game preference. By analyzing the dataset in SPSS, we found that there indeed is a significant relationship between video game preferences and political participation.
Personalization and Customization on Dating Websites
This is a research proposal examining the effects of personalization and customization of dating websites on users' attitudes towards their online dating partners. By meticulous literature review, this proposal explicates the difference between personalization and customization, and provides sound hypotheses about their influences.
Andy Warhol: "Pop Art is for everyone."
This article is an introduction of Andy Warhol as a precursor of Pop Art. By showcasing Andy's most famous works and matching them with his plain but thought-provoking words, the piece touches on the deep implications of Pop Art to consumerism and modern lifestyle.
A Life Behind the Lens: An Evening with Pete Souza
This is a news report about Pete Souza, the former chief photographer of White House, being awarded the Hugo X. Shong Lifetime Achievement in Communication. He unfolded his stories with Obama and the White House by showcasing photo clippings from his recently published book: Obama: An Intimate Portrait.