I am an HCI Researcher & UX Strategist.

I apply human-centered design and research techniques to integrate data driven insights into actionable strategies and designs for optimizing user experiences and innovation.

education

Cornell University - May 2018

B.S. Communication and Information Technologies

Minors: Information Science & Business

current projects

Quantifying digital well-being & evaluating its best practices

Medium blog post: how digital representations of relationships impact on well-being

Longitudonal qualitative study on Facebook Spaces (social VR)

User behaviors and mental models of digital vs real-life experiences

what's on my mind?

Digital well-being

Ethical design and data use practices

Privacy and security

Cross-disciplinary design strategies

ask me about my...

. digital well-being journey

. sustainability resolutions: metal straw, canvas bag, online thrifting

. bike share adventures

. city explorations: ny, bos, chi, sea, van, tor, paris, seoul ... to be continued.

. ethical code in practice [PDF]

work & research experience

Social Technologies Lab Logo Intercultural Communication Lab Logo D.U.E.T. Lab Icon Virtual Embodiment Lab Icon

publications

Web-Based VR Experiments Powered by the Crowd. Xiao Ma, Megan Cackett, Leslie Park, Eric Chien, Mor Naaman. The Web Conference 2018 (WWW 2018). [PDF]

[Featured in Cornell Tech News] [Presented at the NYC Media Lab Expo 2018]

awards

Kenneth Bissett Award 2018

Andrew Park Foundation Scholarship 2017

Sheila Turner Seed Award 2017

PwC Data Analytics Case Competition 2015 - 1st Place at Temple University

leadership

Cornell CALS Career Services, Peer Advisor

Communication Student Advisory Board

Future Business Leaders of America - Phi Beta Lambda, President & Cornell Chapter Founder

Temple University Seminar, Peer Instructor

Photo of me in Upson Hall Polytile Textile Pavilion at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum Creating an affinity diagram for research literature review CSAB picture from COMMconnect 2017 Kusama's Obliteration Room installation Me visiting facebook seattle Pixel Forrest Installation Pixel Forrest Installation My graduation cap

Leslie Park

ljpark.us [at] gmail.com


resume

Education

Cornell University

B.S. Communication and Information Technologies

Minors: Information Science & Business


Research Areas:

HCI, HRI, CMC, UX, VR

Skills

  • Research Design
  • Quantitative Research
  • Qualitative Research
  • Usability Testing
  • Survey Design
  • Data Analysis
  • UX/UI Design
  • Product Design
  • Front End Web Development
  • Project Management
  • Writing

Toolbox

  • Front-End Web: HTML, CSS
  • Python
  • SQL
  • Markdown
  • Sketch
  • Balsamic
  • Invision
  • Photoshop
  • Adobe Fuse
  • Qualtrics
  • ATLAS Cloud
  • Unity

Learning