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Nice to meet you!

My name is Jennifer Kim and I am a recent graduate of University of California – Davis, where I majored in Design and Cognitive Science. I decided to pursue UI/UX design after taking a course that showed me how much I enjoyed designing users' experience for mobile and web devices.

Initially, I began my college career as a design major, thinking that it would be enough to fulfill my curiosity in design. However, as I took more courses, I realized how important it is to empathize with the audience before beginning any journey as a designer. This train of thought led me to search for other majors in UC Davis that would allow me to learn more about how the human mind works and how that impacts human's decision making.  As a result, I landed on another field called Cognitive Science.

Cognitive Science is unfamiliar with many people. Even when I apply to jobs, many of the companies do not have an option of 'cognitive science' that I could indicate as my major. So, to any visitors who are unfamiliar with this major, these are some of the concepts I learned about: brain functions in a neurological level, communication, philosophy memory, and scientific research methods. It is an interdisciplinary field that combines numerous branches of knowledge that studies how our brains work and how they influence our actions.​

Although some classes were challenging, I loved learning more about human mind and relating that with design. As I am beginning to move on to my next journey, I hope to keep learning and practicing these knowledge as a UI/UX designer.

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