KendallNakai

design so others can blossom 🌸

Experience

@Design Lab Scaled up the "Hidden Currciulum" of design to undergraduates / Advised by Professor Philip Guo


@ProtoLab Researched design process decomposition and adaptive scaffolding through digital whiteboards / Advised by Professor Stephen MacNeil and Professor Steven Dow


@Microsoft Designed and developed a front-end insights dossier and full-stack permissions audit tool for 20,000+


@ACM UCSD Founded UCSD's largest computing community, designed an an in-house membership portal for 1000


@Boeing Created payload and bus system designs for a theoretical satellite mission to Europa to determine if life was viable


@iD Tech Camps Taught 20 students how to code through in Java through GUI game development


@UC San Diego Mentored 50 student designers through the UX/UI app design process as a TA for a design class


@Chick-Fil-A Served 500+ guests per day, delivering infinite smiles through frosted lemonade Reflection


@Tennis Anyone Coached recreation tennis classes


@Girl Scouts Earned my Girl Scout Gold Award through making a series of videos that brought a community together





About

Hi there, I'm Kendall 🌸


I'm interested in Design and Human-Computer Interaction research, I watch the sunset everyday, and am always searching for the perfect cup of boba milk tea.


Last updated: June 2022


It's been a good year so far. I've had some amazing experiences that I'm truly grateful for.


🏃 In Winter, I tried out new sports including archery, aerial silks, boxing, karate, tennis, swimming, and surfing.


🎒 In Spring, I graduated early and solo-backpacked Europe through 18 countries. I learned to let go of any expectations I had of people and to meet them where they are.


🌆 In Summer, I presented a short paper at my first conference in New York City then moved to Seattle, Washington to start work as a Software Engineer.


📸 I've made One Second a Day recap videos for 6 years!2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016


🧋 You’ll often find me in my crocs drinking boba


🐦 My spirit animal is a hummingbird because I'm energetic and need to eat every 20 minutes to survive


🌊 I'm a SoCal native which means I grew up at the beach



🌎 Improving everyday life through design


❤️ Fostering welcomeness through inclusivity


⭐ Being there for people's important moments


🔎 Looking around for cool examples of civic design



Contact

Let's chat over virtual bubble milk tea!


email

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