Hi! I’m Yalin. I’m a first year Ph.D student at School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin, and my research interests are in consumer health information seeking behaviors, UX design/information architecture, and social media studies. I got my Bachelor’s degree in Management Information System (MIS) in Beijing, China and my Master’s degree in Information Studies from UT. I was trained both in computer science and business administration during my college time and in my master’s study, my focuses were mainly on information architecture and user-centered system design.
I’m looking forward to have opportunities working in industry as UX designer or user researcher as a summer intern.
Applications & Software: EndNote / Zotero / QSR Nvivo 10 / SPSS/Survey Monkey & Qualtrics; NetBeans IDE / FileZilla / SSH Secure Shell / Komodo / JetBrains Webstorm; Axure RP / Balsamiq Mockups / Flinto / Adobe Photoshop CS5 / Adobe Captivate 7
Human Languages: American English/ Mandarin Chinese
Certified Microsoft Office Specialist (Expert)
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0
Market Survey Analytical Skills Certificate by Chinese Commerce Statistical Chamber