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 Cohort!

Meet Our Members

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DESIGN & COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Nadia Anees

Co President

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DESIGN

Cheryl Cai

Co President

Shirley-Lee

COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Shirley Lee

VP Operations & Associate

Meghna_Okhade

COGNITIVE SCIENCE & ECON

Meghna Okhade

VP External

Aileen_Yang

DESIGN

Aileen Yang

VP Education

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DESIGN & COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Laurensia Brigitte

VP Marketing

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DESIGN & COMPUTER SCIENCE

Michelle Huang

Creative Director

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DESIGN

Kiara Cowderoy

Content Designer

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DESIGN

Ying Liu

Growth Strategist

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DESIGN

Briana Lozano

Outreach Coordinator

Judy-Li

COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Judy Li

Outreach Coordinator

Brooke

DESIGN & COMPUTER SCIENCE

Brooke Bahn

Project Mentor

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DESIGN

Emily Lam

Project Mentor

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DESIGN

Sienna Gonzalez

Project Mentor

Rochelle_Dai

DESIGN & COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Rochelle Dai

Project Mentor

Yongqi-Kuang

DESIGN & COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Yongqi Kuang

Project Mentor

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COGNITIVE SCIENCE & PSYCHOLOGY

Betty Zhong

Associate

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Ella Terrenal

Associate

Gennifer-Hom

DESIGN & PSYCHOLOGY

Gennifer Hom

Associate

jamie_chou

DESIGN & WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

Jamie Chou

Associate

Jessica-Hua

DESIGN & ECONOMICS

Jessica Hua

Associate

joanna-hu

DESIGN & COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Joanna Hu

Associate

Joanna_Li

COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Joanna Li

Associate

Kai-M

DESIGN & COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Kai Maurer-Mabanglo

Associate

Matthew-Kwong

DESIGN

Matthew Kwong

Associate

Megan-Chueh

DESIGN

Megan Chueh

Associate

michelle-lee

DESIGN & COMMUNICATIONS

Michelle Lee

Associate

Morgan-Creek

DESIGN & COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Morgan Creek

Associate

Rachel-Yap-1

DESIGN & COMPUTER SCIENCE

Rachel Yap

Associate

Sophie-Lam

MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS

Sophie Lam

Associate

Previous Members

Andrew-Chen

DESIGN ALUMNI

Andrew Chen

Co-Founder

Cynthia_Chen

COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Cynthia Chen

Co-Founder

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DESIGN

Michelle Gore

Co-Founder

Lily_Nguyen

DESIGN & COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Lily Nguyen

Co-Founder

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DESIGN & PSYCHOLOGY

Aeon Pablo

Alekhya_Yallapragada

DESIGN & COMPUTER SCIENCE

Alekhya Yallapragada

Allyn-Suzuki

DESIGN

Allyn Suzuki

Anthony_Chow

HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION

Anthony Chow

Antonia-Wu

DESIGN & COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Antonia Wu

Briana_Omori

DESIGN

Briana Omori

Fiona-Truong

DESIGN

Fiona Truong

Jasmine_Chou

DESIGN

Jasmine Chou

Madison-Wood

PSYCHOLOGY

Madison Wood

Matthew-Paquette

COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Matthew Paquette

Maysnow_Liu

DESIGN & COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Maysnow Liu

Miranda Wong

DESIGN & MANAGERIAL ECON

Miranda Wong

Noah-Jones

DESIGN & COMMUNICATIONS

Noah Jones

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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SPRING 2021

Fellowship Applications Open Now!

Applications close on April 16th. Application link on our Join page.

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Our founding story

Where we go next

Meet our members

Upcoming events

Past events

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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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