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Product design - Digital application

A product designed for event attendees to networking at a conference/trade show

UX/ Product Research

A product designed for couples in a long-distance relationship to connect with each other

Product design - Hardware

An assistive tableware set designed for people in need to eat independently

Game Design - Virtual reality (VR)

An Educational VR app designed for K12 students to learn the basic concept of coding

Product Design - Sprint project

Add an AR feature to an Ecommerce site

Cutout Shapes

I’m a research-driven Product designer. 

" I believe good design can make a great impact on our society and make life better. "

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Sha Yao   




CEO & Product Designer / Eatwell

- Designed from concept to final manufactured process including:  

user research, competitive analysis, drawings, prototypes, user testing,
and 3D models

- Coordinated the supply chain, including manufacturers, packaging

suppliers, and warehouses to create appealing and functional products

within budget 

- Launched products to the market successfully with distribution channels in
6 countries.

UX Researcher & Designer / Tangible

- Converged & defined the MVP for the first product launched

- Conducted user research and interviews to synthesize user insight, discovered user needs, and ideated potential solutions to optimizing the experience of LDR couples

UX Designer / Netlink
NOV 2019 – JAN 2020 (SUNNYVALE, CA)

- Conducted qualitative user research: conducted 15+ interviews, surveys, analyzed and synthesized findings
- Created user flows, wireframes, user interface, mockups, and click-through prototypes to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas


Lecturer / Stanford University
MAR 2015 – MAR 2020  (STANFORD, CA)

-Guest lectured Perspectives in Assistive Technology class


UX Designer / ScienceVR
MAR 2018 – JUN 2019  (PALO ALTO, CA)

- Designed immersive educational laboratory experiences with product teams including developers, researchers, and artists to translate abstract concepts into easy to comprehend visuals
- Moderated user studies to identify critical factors impacting product value and user experience

Fellow / Oculus Launchpad 18
MAY 2018 – NOV 2018 (PALO ALTO, CA)

- Selected to participate as a member of the class of Oculus Launchpad. This VR fellowship program is a springboard for diversity in creativity and the development of innovative VR experiences and content



“Designed in California” Exhibition

SFMOMA, 2018

A’Design Award & Competition

Gold award, 2017

Golden Pin Design Award

Design Mark, 2017

25 Best Inventions of the year

Time Magazine, 2016

40 Most Exciting Innovations

of the Year

TechInsider, 2015

Fast Company Innovation By Design Award

Finalist, 2015

Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge

1st Place, 2014




online, USA
A 350+ hour UX design course 

Academy of Art University

San Francisco, USA

M.F.A, Industrial/ Product Design





UI/UX design
Industrial design
UX research

Usability testing
User flow


3D modeling

Square Stage

"The best way to predict the future is to create it"

Abraham Lincoln

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