Welcome to Dou's website! I graduated from Cornell University in 2017 with M.S. and B.S. in Human Computer Interaction. After 4 years, I moved from Ithaca to the Bay Area with my love for family, friends and design. Speaking of design, I believe that less is more and I'm a fan of minimalism.

I enjoy life in California as a full-time UX designer at Electronic Arts and a part-time runner, movie enthusiast, and Yelp fangirl. With the goal of inspiring the world to play, I hope to engage you in a fun experience on my website :)

D. Mao


  • UX Designer

    Electronic Arts' Player and Developer Experience team, Redwood City, CA

    07/2017 - Present

    Joined the team as the first UX designer to build up and unify EA Console’s brand identity by developing and integrating an EA Console “look” and feel” into its core products.

    Evolve the console from basic functionalities by creating team UX design principles, creating design style guide and helping define workflow.

    Enhance user experience on the console by contributing to core personalization features.

    Build high quality and successful EA Console by collaborating closely with PMs, developers, QAs and designers.

    Attended the 2018 Grace Hopper Celerbration representing EA and helping with recruiting.

  • 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.

  • Student Product Designer

    Workday, San Francisco, CA (remote), Ithaca, NY

    01/2017 – 05/2017

    Defined vision and direction of redesign for Workday student center by planning and prioritizing tasks with Workday stakeholders.

    Simplified and enhanced course enrollment experience by adapting and consolidating the shopping cart and course enrollment flow.

    Identified user pain point and provided solutions by leading user research, info architecture and interaction design.

  • Teaching Assistant

    Web Design CS1300, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

    08/2015 - 12/2016

    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.

  • 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.



  • 08/2016 - 05/2017

    Information Science

    Cornell University

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

    Selected Courses: Human Computer Interaction Studio II | Human Robot Interaction | Rapid Prototyping | Data-Driven Web Applications | Ergonomic Studio

  • 08/2013 - 01/2017

    Information science

    Cornell University

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

    Selected Courses: Human Computer Interaction Studio I | Web Design I & II | Game Design | Landscape Architecture Studio I & II | Designing Tech for Social Impact | Teams and Technology | Python

  • 09/2009 - 06/2012

    The Affiliated High School of South China Normal University

    High School

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