1. Please tell us more about yourself.
I am a Chinese born in Myanmar. I grew up in Burma but moved to Singapore when I was in Primary 3. When I was young, I never truly explored my own culture as I was a sickly child. But thanks to Singapore’s healthcare system, I actually got cured here and was able to explore the world. Since Myanmar was an isolated country at that time, I only got to discover the internet in Singapore. That totally changed my life as I was able to learn more about whatever topics I was curious in. This helped me to explore more about myself, and also about design.
2. How did you land on design as your specialisation?
Since young, I’ve always been curious about how things worked, how it came to be, and about people in general. My hobby was ideating and inventing new products or services. Whenever I had the time, I would listen to people who confided their problems to me, and try to think up solutions to overcome it. I spent a good part of my time figuring out what sort of career would allow me to do what I loved as a job. It was only after I interned at Bold At Work and attended their career workshop for youths that I learnt about UX Design. Before that, I had always thought that I wanted to do something related to science or even computer science. But a trip to HIVE made me realise that what I’ve been wanting to do was user experience/interaction design.