User Experience Researcher | Musician
A Little About Me
My name is Daniel Lee and I am an energetic mid-career professional, graduate student at the University of Washington Human Centered Design Engineering, and a United States Air Force Veteran with a Bachelor's from the University of Washington Bothell in Community Psychology. Pursuit of knowledge and leaving footprints in this world are two of my life long goals. I aspire above all to help others reach their full potential through understanding and mentorship.
Projects in Community Psychology
College campuses remain a polarizing environment for college students; they may feel disenfranchised from the campus community, other students, and faculty. Clubs on campus help combat this disenfranchisement by tying students to the college environment and their social surroundings by creating a sense of community. Clubs form in order to reach out to other students, or strengthen the bond between like-minded students, and therefore, create a sense of belonging.
May 2017 - June 2017
Bilingualism and the Effects on Cognitive Functions in Early Childhood
September 2016 - December 2016
Although a relatively new area of interest, researchers are finding positive correlation between bilingualism and the effect it has within certain cultures. Over the seven literature reviews studied and noted from various authors, a common theme emerged. Bilingualism not only affects the cognitive functions through executive functions, it also provides understanding in the way it works within cultures and affects creativity in profound ways. Majority of the research uncovered studied children under the age of 8, for reasons that cognitive functions are still developing and their exposure to a bilingualism culture is still unraveling.
Member Profile Concept Value Test
December 11, 2018
The goal of this study was to obtain insights to help influence future design iterations of the member profile experience at Brand X. The team wanted to understand how users perceived the new designs in a concept value study.
(Ethnography) Longitudinal Study on our travel shoppers
April 19, 2019
The goal of this study was to follow 8 travelers over a span of 6 months, through 3 touchpoints. The first touchpoint was a contextual interview to understand the type of shoppers they were and what they were shopping for. The second touchpoint was home visits, observing each of them in their natural environment as they shopped for their upcoming trip. The final touchpoint was a 3-month diary study to follow them closely as they continued to shop for their trip.
(Generative and Evaluative) Storefront Redesign
June 6, 2019
When users visit a travel website and land on the storefront, they are either planning, shopping, or booking their next trip. Users spend a lot of time researching destinations and it's time consuming. What if we offered an alternative solution to the current experience, where we help our users discover new destinations based on what's important to them? The storefront redesign efforts were split up into 2 phases. The first phase was evaluating paper prototypes in a blind study with participants. Using insights from that study, the team iterated on a Hi-Fi clickable prototype. Phase 2, we tested 2 variants of that prototype with participants in a usability test, remote moderated.
Understanding our International COPD and Asthma Patients
July 16, 2020
As the company begins to expand its scope into other countries, the product team must obtain a deeper understanding into the lived experiences of people with asthma and COPD and the healthcare providers who care for them, as well as the cultural and healthcare context within a set of priority countries. Learning about people's perspectives, preferences, needs, and context where they receive or deliver care will allow the product team to take into account cultural and contextual factors as we plan for and begin delivering on deploying our brand at a global scale.
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