Resume

Head of Design

Ejenta

2014 - present

Ejenta's personal intelligent agents analyze user behavioral data, provide insights, and offer guidance via the desktop interface, mobile devices, and natural language (Alexa, Google Home, and chat). Its first application enables clinicians to remotely monitor high risk patients, e.g., Congestive Heart Failure and High BMI pregnant women. Suzanne leads all aspects of Ejenta's product design: interaction design, visual design, prototyping, user research.

 

Principal Designer

Ginsburg Design

2006 - 2014

Helped companies research, conceptualize, and design software. Sample projects:

  • Disney Storytelling Application   
  • Intuit Mobile Wallet Concepts  
  • Intuit Online Banking Tablet Application
  • Walmart Mobile Shopping Application
  • Autodesk Website Redesign
  • Pie Home Networking Ethnographic Research
  • Proteus UX Competitive Analysis & Design Principles

 

Mobile Design Lecturer

UC Berkeley's iSchool

2012-2014

Lectured the highly rated graduate level course "Designing Mobile Experiences."  Classes included design lectures, design critiques, as well as industry guest speakers.

 

Senior Design Manager

Yahoo!

2003-2005

Led redesign of Yahoo! Photos which featured improved search, image editing, and many other enhancements. Developed lean UX best practices and shared these practices company-wide. Grew cross-functional design team and managed budget and relationships with outside design agencies.

 

Senior Interaction Designer

Yahoo!

1999 - 2003

Led the interaction design for a wide range of Yahoo!'s products such as Photos, Groups, and Profiles. Worked closely with user researchers on ethnographic studies and usability tests.  Organized the Yahoo! interaction design lecture series and helped develop training materials for new designers.

 

Interaction Design Intern

Holocaust Memorial Museum

WinteR 1999

Designed service to trace the journey and fate of Holocaust victims.  Responsibilities included needs assessment, data model development to accommodate content in different languages and formats, interaction design, and prototype development.


Publications

Authored "Designing the iPhone User Experience" which was published by Addison-Wesley in August 2010. Available in English, Chinese, and Korean.


Education

Cornell University, BS, Business Management

UC Berkeley, MS, Information Management


Languages

Proficient in Japanese.