Hi, I'm Ellen.
I'm a UI Designer currently at Controlco, an automation systems company in Oakland, CA.
Recently, I've been working on energy and sustainability management applications. Below are examples of my work.
GGP is a building control web app I designed for General Group Properties.
This application integrates all building systems into one interface.
It not only allows users to control systems remotely, but also runs diagnostics to save energy for the facility.
My responsibilities for the project includes interaction design, visual design and front end web-development.
One of our clients, Tennessee Valley Authority, launched a program to integrate sustainability related lessons into school curriculum.
Energyright is the tool used by administrators and teachers to track program process and energy usage.
I was the designer and web developer on this project.
I took the project through interaction and visual design then collaborated with Mithila Paranjpe
for the final web development.
At Carnegie Mellon University, I majored in Achitecture and 40th Bridge is my senior project.
40th Bridge is part of an urban lab master plan to revitalize the Lawrenceville waterfront.
The project started from studying Lawrenceville at a macro scale then drilled down to the waterfront then the bridge itself. Jiwon Hur and I focused on the 40th Bridge because it is a vital connector between Lawrenceville and its neighbor, Millville.
we proposed to redirect traffic, beautify riverfront and create destinations for the Lawrenceville residents.
I was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. I spent the past decade bouncing around Taipei, Phoenix, and Pittsburgh before nesting in the bay area.
My diverse culture influences drive my design belief. I learned that environment shapes not only people but also designs.
I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in May 2011 with a Bachelor in Architecture and a minor in Business Administration.
Now working as an UI designer at Controlco in Oakland, CA.
Below is an animation illustrated and narrated by me about myself adapted from Dr. Seuss' "Oh, the Places You'll Go."