Hi there! I’m Neroli, a 19 years old student who love design, technology, creating stuff, travelling and trying out new things.
Though I’ve spent 18 years of all my life in Hong Kong, I’ll be living in Montreal, Canada for the next few years as I pursue my studies in Electrical Engineering.
Why UX? Here’s my story.
As an Etsy seller, I go on the Etsy app often to check out my competitor’s listings as well as mine. However, I noticed that the current design of the app frustrates me - not only is the UI outdated, the way information is presented made it difficult for me to navigate as well. It is then that I realised - app development is not just about coding. As an engineering student we are taught the technical stuff, but no matter what new technology we use to make the product, if the user experience is not good, then no one is going to want to use it. Engineering is for human, and thus should be human-centered.
I started learning more about UX through reading blogs, books and watching Youtube videos about it, and the more I learn, the more interesting it becomes. I was also at a ‘slump’ where the thought of having an engineering career doesn’t seem to excite me anymore, so finding this new passion of mine was very exciting. As someone with an engineering background, as well as graphic design and illustration experiences, I am determined to bring the best of both fields - problem solving, design thinking and visual representation towards growing and becoming a great UX designer.