about us

Design Interactive is a close-knit human-centered design organization with the goal of bringing design education on campus through hands-on project work and student and industry-led workshops. This organization was founded out of a growing need we saw on campus for human-centered design and user experience opportunities for students getting into this field.

With associates and consultants that represent majors from Cognitive Science to Economics, we bring together viewpoints across campus to solve problems through human-centered solutions.

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Our Fall 2020 Board Members!

Our Founding Story

The four of us met together and started Design Interactive in the Textiles closet of the UC Davis Design Building towards the end of Winter 2019 quarter.  We saw a need for human-centered design and UX design opportunities and resources on campus, and wanted to create a community where budding UX designers could learn and grow together. Within two weeks, we pulled together the club structure and process and launched the first Cohort in the Spring 2020 quarter during the COVID pandemic. Although we're young as an organization, we hope to grow Design Interactive into the premiere UX club and to build a strong, supportive community for UX designers at Davis — come help us make that a reality!

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Andrew Chen, Lily Nguyen, Cynthia Chen, Michelle Gore

Where We Go Next

We're committed to preparing designers for the industry, and here are a few places members have gone.

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Meet Our Members

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COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Cynthia Chen

Co-President & Co-Founder

Michelle_Gore

DESIGN

Michelle Gore

Co-President & Co-Founder

Lily_Nguyen

DESIGN & COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Lily Nguyen

VP Operations & Co-Founder

Nadia_Anees

DESIGN & COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Nadia Anees

VP External & Consultant

Miranda_Wong

DESIGN & MANAGERIAL ECON

Miranda Wong

VP Education & Consultant

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DESIGN

Cheryl Cai

Creative Director

Briana_Omori

DESIGN

Briana Omori

Marketing Director & Project Mentor & Consultant

Maysnow_Liu

DESIGN & COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Maysnow Liu

Content Strategist & Associate

Alekhya_Yallapragada

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Alekhya Yallapragada

Outreach Coordinator & Consultant

Meghna_Okhade

COGNITIVE SCIENCE & ECON

Meghna Okhade

Outreach Coordinator & Associate

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DESIGN

Ying Liu

Outreach Coordinator & Associate

Aileen_Yang

DESIGN

Aileen Yang

Project Mentor

Anthony_Chow

HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION

Anthony Chow

Project Mentor

Kiara_Cowderoy

DESIGN

Kiara Cowderoy

Project Mentor

Emily_Lam

DESIGN

Emily Lam

Associate

Jasmine_Chou

DESIGN

Jasmine Chou

Associate

Matthew_Paquette

COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Matthew Paquette

Associate

Rochelle_Dai

DESIGN

Rochelle Dai

Associate

FALL 2020

Apply for our Fall 2020 Cohort! 

Applications are due on October 12th at 11:59PM PT.

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Our founding story

Where we go next

Meet our members

Upcoming events

Past events

Our cohort structure

Our sprint process

Recruitment

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Contact Us

Are you a potential client we could work with? We are looking for companies, non-profits, and potential partners to work with. If you have a project for us, please reach out at our Facebook or at [email protected].

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