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What do Product  / UX 
Designers do?

Derrick Ho 
Sahil Khoja 
Andrew Aquino 

Sofie Cornelis 
Aasta  Gandhi 
Jerica Huang

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Overview

WHAT DO DESIGNERS DO?

What is Design?

1. Introduction
2. Design Challenge
3. Review
4. Design Challenge (pt. 2)
5. Debunking Product Design
6. Q&A

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Overview

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Derrick Ho

School of Hotel Administration  • Class of 2017

Experience: 
• Incoming Buzzfeed Product Design Intern

• Candidate for MHCI+D program at University of 

Washington

• Previous Cisco Product Designer Intern
• Instructor for Intro to Digital Product Design (INFO 1998)
• Senior Designer on CUAppDev

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Introduction

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Sahil Khoja

Information Science • Class of 2019

Experience: 
• Incoming Facebook Product Design Intern

• Former Intuit Product Design Intern
• Instructor for Intro to Digital Product Design (INFO 1998)
• Senior Designer on CUAppDev

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Andrew Aquino

Computer Science • Class of 2017

Experience: 
• Incoming Product Designer at Facebook

• Previous Facebook Product Design Intern
• Previous Buzzfeed Product Design Intern
• Lead for Intro to Digital Product Design (INFO 1998)
• Design Manager on CUAppDev

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Sofie Cornelis

Information Science • Class of 2019

Experience: 
• Incoming Software Engineer Intern at Google

• Previous Software Engineer Intern at Google
• Vice President of WICC

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Aasta Gandhi 

Electrical & Computer Engineering• Class of 2019

Experience: 
• Incoming Engineer at Intel
• Previous Software Engineer at Verition Fund 

Management

• Co-Career Development Director of WICC

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Jerica Huang

Computer Science • Class of 2018

Experience: 
• Incoming Software Engineer Intern at Google

• Previous Engineering Intern at Microsoft
• Co-Career Development Director of WICC

Design Challenge

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Design Challenge