In the summer of 2023, I was entrusted by the BRIDGEGOOD team to pioneer a high school internship initiative known as ‘Design Explorers.’ This program is strategically designed to nurture creative talent among high school students, aiming to diversify the tech sector and initiate meaningful, lucrative career paths.
I will miss traveling to colleges across the Bay Area all the way to Fresno. I will miss having the first insights into students’ artwork of the Inspire Oakland Design Challenges. I will miss being at the studio, sometimes by myself, and getting my work done, feeling productive and motivated to keep going. I will definitely miss conducting 80+ interviews to find the best 20 UX apprentices. I will miss working with 14+ companies, annually, to teach and facilitate the UX Design Apprenticeships. I will always miss and treasure my time at BRIDGEGOOD.
Design Thinking is an approach to problem solving that engages a person to understand and empathize with user needs, identifying/re-defining problems, brainstorming ideas, and test those ideas using prototypes to learn and iterate towards the best solution for the users. There are 5-steps in the Design Thinking Process, which consist of: Empathy Define Ideate Prototype […]
Attention, aspiring student designers! Your journey into the captivating realm of User Experience Design awaits, and the gateway to unlocking your dreams lies in the interview process. The key to propelling yourself to the next phase lies in research and preparation. Picture this: you, confidently conquering your job interview, equipped with the knowledge that you […]
BRIDGEGOOD UX Design Apprentices work directly with US Bank’s Director of UX Design. BRIDGEGOOD, an award-winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization known for empowering creatives in the field of user experience (UX) design, is thrilled to announce the launch of its innovative UX Apprenticeship Program. This groundbreaking initiative aims to recruit and onboard aspiring UX design students […]
“I will forever be grateful to BRIDGEGOOD for extending their hand to me and accepting me as an Integration Strategist to complete my practicum hours for my Master of Public Health (MPH) program. From the moment I began my internship, I was supported by the amazing team led by Shaun Tai and Elisa Feng. They […]
For providing under-represented young people with BRIDGEGOOD’s free training and mentorship in design technology, the Jefferson Award in the Bay Area goes to Shaun Tai.
Thrilled to announce that BRIDGEGOOD’s UX Design Apprenticeship is ranked #4 best “UI/UX Design and Research Apprenticeships” in 2022 by The Uptide, a premiere destination for conversations on tech, business, and sustainability. Below, the full article originally posted at https://www.theuptide.com/ui-ux-apprenticeships/.
BRIDGEGOOD’s inaugural design showcase highlighting diverse + creative talent from across the Bay Area.