Hi, I'm Mengzhen.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Jan 2019 - Nov 2019
NYC US
Co-founder, UX Designer
Swift
Combine NYC Media Lab

- Formulated product strategies. Designed a data-driven SaaS web application for enterprise clients. 

- Led user research, data visualization design, interaction design, user interface design, usability tests, and heuristic evaluations.

- Worked closely with developers and testers for product implementation and iteration. 

- Conducted one-on-one interviews with 92 users. Investigated team workflow of companies such as Microsoft and Google. Analyzed 17 main competing products in 5 related fields.

 

- Produced product requirement documents, wireframes, visual interfaces, prototypes, and design guides.

Mar 2015 - May 2015
Shanghai China
Industrial Designer
Shanghai Moma Industrial Design
Product Design Dept.
- Collected references and associated visuals for the Haier Smart Home Robot project. Synthesized and communicated field research findings.
 
- Participated in product sketching and 3D modeling.
 
- Presented the design work to customers twice a month. Kept contact with customers to discuss the product direction.
- Formulated production specification, modified the master drawing, and depicted the packaging by using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign.
Design Intern
Grainger Global Trading (Shanghai)
PTIS Dept.    
Aug 2014 - Oct 2014
Shanghai China
Jun 2015 - Oct 2015
Shanghai China
UX Designer
China Reading Limited, Tencent
User Experience Design Dept.

- Defined and implemented innovative solutions for the product direction by collaborating with product managers.

- Redesigned the website homepage and Writer Assistant ios App together with the UX team.

- Produced personas, information architectures, flowcharts, wireframes, and interactive prototypes.

- Conducted one on one user testing with 30 users.

- Applied agile design and worked closely with product managers, senior designers, developers and testers on a day-to-day basis.

- Assisted senior UX designers with in-group design thinking workshops.

EDUCATION

Jun 2019
New York US
MPS, Interactive Telecommunications Program
New York University
Focus:
Interaction Design, Human Computer Interaction
Bachelor of Arts, Industrial Design
East China University of Science & Technology  
GPA: 3.82, Shanghai Scholarship, National Scholarship
Jun 2016
New York US
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