HELLO! I'M AKEIYLAH.

I'm a Ph.D. candidate in Human-Centered Design and Engineering with over 6 years of experience in research and design activities. I'm skilled in meaningfully capturing customer perspectives that inform design, leveraging the work of others to broaden research impact, and partnering with communities to diversify the knowledge I bring to projects.

My current work explores the design considerations of mHealth (mobile health) smartphone- and text messaging-based health interventions aimed at reducing disparities in health outcomes and access. I'm excited to engage community perspectives to support parents tracking their child's development in this space.

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MY EXPERIENCE

Impactful and challenging projects I've worked on.

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DESIGN CONCEPT VALIDATION: GETTING STARTED WITH AZURE

UX Research Intern @ Microsoft 2022

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USABILITY EVALUATION OF A MAPPING MOBILE APP

UX Research Intern @ Esri 2021

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QUALITY OF MOBILE APPS FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT: SEARCH IN APP STORES AND CONTENT ANALYSIS

Graduate Research Lead @ UW HCDE
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FAMILIES, TECHNOLOGY, AND COVID-19 EXPERIENCES

Graduate Research Assistant @ UW HCDE
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MHEALTH TECHNOLOGY DESIGN AND EVALUATION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD HEALTH PROMOTION: SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW

Gradute Research Lead @ UW HCDE
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Homework Help

TRENDS IN INTERACTION DESIGN WITH CHILDREN RESEARCH

Graduate Research Assistant @ UW HCDE
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DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF RATING SCALES WITH CHILDREN

Undergraduate Research Assistant @ UC Merced
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PROTOCOL DESIGN FOR HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION RESEARCH

Undergraduate Research Assistant @ UC Merced
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ON-BOARDING REDESIGN FOR CITIZEN SCIENCE GAME

Undergraduate Research Assistant @ UC Merced

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MOBILE APP DESIGN FOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY

UX Research Lead @ UC Merced

 

EDUCATION

September 2019 - Expected June 2024

PH.D. HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN AND ENGINEERING | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

September 2019 - May 2022

M.S. HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN AND ENGINEERING | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

August 2016 - May 2019

B.S. COGNITIVE SCIENCE | UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, MERCED

 

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