I love traveling around world and meeting new people. When I'm not researching or designing, I love cooking, hiking, and doing yoga.
Playing the piano and traveling have been my life-long hobbies since 6. Each year, I make a plan to learn a new hobby to explore new interests, and this year I'm learning photograph. In previous years, I have learned roller skating⛸️, riding sail boats⛵️ and archery :)
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I'm Yuxing Wu. A researcher and prospective PhD student interested in Technology Use and Health Informatics. I'm studying human-computer interaction and data science in the Information School, graduating June 2019.
Focusing on Child-Computer Interaction and Health Informatics, I approach research and design through qualitative and quantitave data analysis to draw insights from user behavior and needs. I believe research is the cornerstone of creating good experience and empowering users. More than just moving pixels, I love addressing people’s need and solving real life problems, especially on supporting health and educational goals of children and families through technology.
Currently, I am working as Research Assistant at UW User Empowerment lab and HCDE Conversational Agent Direct Research Group. Previously, I have taught the Intellectual Foundations of Informatics course as a Teaching Assistant. During summer 2017, I was a User Research Assistant at Amazon. All of these experiences helped me determine my interest in purposing a doctoral degree in the field of HCI.
As an Asian Women in the IT industry, I care a lot about empowering students like me to succeed in the field. And one of the ways I advocate for my values with inclusion and diversity is through leadership. I am currently working as an Informatics Peer Advisor. Last year, I organized the 35th SWE Career Fair and Banquet involving 56 companies and 800+ STEM students for Society of Women Engineers as Professional Development Officer.