Who She Is.
Annie Bai is a senior finishing up her degree in Information Science (and minors in Business and Game Design) at Cornell University. She's obsessed with designing perfect user experiences, from talking to users to designing interfaces to pixel pushing to prototyping.
As a student and intern, she's already worked for the City College of New York, General Electric, Cornell University, and HP Palm. She's graduating May 2012, and she's looking for a full time position in user experience design at a company that's as passionate as she is about making life easy for the end users. This is her resume.
What She's Doing.
An exploration by five Cornell students in the world of mobile game design (as opposed to designing for consoles). BerryRoll is an iPhone game that allows players to customize pets, and 'battle' other pets in heated races to collect special berries. Follow their progress on tumblr!
Is there a difference between how fast a program runs and how fast a user thinks a program runs? What causes it? Can interaction design be used to ease this gap between percieved and actual performance? Annie's senior thesis, progressing under the guidance of Professor Geri Gay and Eric Baumer, aims to uncover these design questions.