I'm Michelle MA, a designer driven by curiosity, compassion and dissatisfaction. I currently work as a Graduate Research Assistant in Sonification Lab at Georgia Tech. Graduated from HK PolyU School of Design in 2014 as a master student, I previously worked with Shimo.im - a startup in Beijing China, exploring and designing online real-time collaborative productivity tool. Since 2011, I have collaborated with various companies in Hong Kong and Beijing.
As a designer, I don't feel myself defined by the work I have done. I define myself by the work I want to do. I believe skills can be trained - personality is inherent. My personality is what separates me from others. Rather than getting awards, advancing status, or gaining accolades, I prefer to keep learning, continue challenging myself, and do meaningful things that matter.
My Design Philosophy - What is a good design to me
A good design sparks connections instead of isolations between people.
A good design brings clarity and delight, not complexity and burden.
A good design inspires people to explore instead of imbuing concepts.
A good design comes with integrity and will not manipulate users.
A good design cultivates habits but will not develop addiction.