Welcome to Dou’s website! I recently graduated from Cornell University! After 4 years, I left Ithaca with my love for family, friends and design. Speaking of design, I believe that less is more and I'm a fan of minimalism.

While I'm enjoying the sunshine in California, I am so ready for new adventures! I'm thrilled to join EA (Electronic Arts) this July as a UX designer. As a curious person who's fluent in English, Cantonese, Mandarin and knows basic Spanish, I'm looking forward to chatting with you :)

D. Mao


  • 08/2016 - 05/2017

    Information Science

    Cornell University

    M.S, expected 2017
    Major : information science (UI/UX concentration)

    Selected Courses: Human Robot Interaction | Rapid Prototyping | Data-Driven Web Applications | Business Intelligence

  • 08/2013 - 01/2017

    Information science

    Cornell University

    B.S, expected 2017
    Major : information science (UI/UX concentration)
    Minor: game Design, landscape architecture

    Selected Courses: Design and Programming for Web | Game Design | Human Computer Interaction | Data Science | Networks | Teams and Technology | Python | Studio

  • 09/2009 - 06/2012

    The Affiliated High School of South China Normal University

    High School

    This high school was on the top-five list of Chinese high schools.



  • Agile Front-End Web Developer Intern

    MasterCard’s MasterPass UI team, St.Louis, MO

    06/2016 - 08/2016

    Helped MasterPass migrate from the old legacy platform to new merchant portal platform.

    Coded application components using Angular.js.

    Wrote unit tests using Jasmine to shorten the validation time for QA team.

    Identified and acted to introduce new technical skills to the team to improve efficiency at work.

    Identified problems and formulated alternative solutions to improve the flexibility and user experience of MasterPass.

    Developed software using agile development practices by participating in scrum meetings.

  • Teaching Assistant

    Web Design CS1300, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

    08/2015 - present

    Contributed to the development of teaching materials to ensure contents of delivery meet learning objectives.

    Lead, supervised, and planned weekly discussion.

    Assisted professors grade student assignments and provided timely feedback to students to support their learning.

    Hosted office hours and answered students’ questions online or face-to-face.

  • Research Assistant

    Cornell Cross-Cultural Computer-Mediated Communication research lab, Ithaca, NY

    08/2015 - 12/2015

    Discovered key data points and helped the research team avoid data-interpretation errors.

    Interviewed lab participants based on their interactions with other lab participants to collect data for the research.

  • UI/UX Designer

    Growing Together Company Language Therapy Center, NYC, NY


    Conducted strategic user-research studies to provide consumer insight and presented findings to the client.

    Helped create interactive prototypes and UI specifications, including layouts, color palettes, and typography.