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Melody is a Cognitive Science, Human-Computer Interaction undergraduate student at UC San Diego. She most recently was a finalist in the IxDA Student Design Challenge that took place at Interaction '14 in Amsterdam. Her experiences range from applied research, interaction design and advertising, having previously been at Microsoft, Social Print Studio, INRIA and Wunderman. 

She is currently examining mobile phone use among the homeless adult population for her senior thesis project. She is also actively building the student design community at UCSD through the student organization User Experience San Diego.

Her work has exhibited at Creators Project, placed at a Microsoft competition and featured in Geekwire and FastCompany.

She gets excited when considering the implications of technology in society and the resulting feedback loop that determines the relationship between human behavior and design.

Design for empowerment | UXSD@UCSD | whwn.org

You can reach her at melodyskim@gmail.com

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Education

2010 - Present | UC San Diego | BS Cognitive Science, Human-Computer Interaction

Work Experience

2013 - Present | We Have We Need | Designer

2013 | Microsoft | UX Design

2012 - 2013 | Social Print Studio | Interaction Designer

2012 | INRIA Paris | Research Intern

2011 | Wunderman | Creative Intern

Awards & Honors

Finalist IxDA Student Design Challenge

2nd Place Microsoft AppHack

Publications

Designs on Mobility: Contexts and Use of Mobile Phones Among the Homeless Adult Community