Chengsu Chen
 
 
 

Interning at Apple

While I cannot disclose the details of my project, I can say that I spent the summer conducting research, interviewing stakeholders, and collaborating with graphic designers and editors to create content for Siri. I also spent a brief amount of time helping my team write tips for the Tips app. 

 

Role

Instructional Design Intern


Duration

3 months (Jun - Sept 2017)

 
 
 
 
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Writing for the Tips app

I worked with the lead editor on my team to write a few tips for iOS 11. This tip was published in the Featured collection of the Tips app in the release of the iPhone X.

 
 
 

 
 
 

Interning at Google

In 2016, I had the chance to work with the Google Play team as a UX Design Intern for the Play Store. With the support of my team, I researched and designed features for My Apps & Games. Additionally, I assisted in UX research, helping craft surveys and usability studies. While I cannot display samples of my process, I can tell you about how I spent my summer at Google.

 

Role

UX Design Intern


Duration

3 months (Jun - Sept 2016)

 
 
 
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Accomplishments

  1. Implemented the "Sort By" feature

  2. Introduced the Updates tab to surface app updates

  3. Renamed the tabs "Installed" and "All" to “Installed” and “Library” for clarity

  4. Added a card in Updates for displaying security messages

  5. Enabled displaying in-line app usage information

 
 
 
 
Google is rolling out a small but significant update to the Play Store, adding in a refreshed My Apps screen that makes it much easier to manage everything you have installed.
— Lifehacker.com
 
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Project timeline

 
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What I learned

This was the first time I got to design for Android and really understand Google's Material Design. Being a part of a Google's design process was truly an enriching experience. Spending my summer working alongside engineers, user researchers, visual designers, and product managers has really shaped my own experience as a designer.