← Tate Yeung

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Understanding the psychology behind the way people use systems (especially through interfaces) attracts me to digital product design.

But it’s not the delightful products that inspire me—

watching people experience unusable processes and systems engages me to imagine how they can be better.

Origin story

Early hobbies led me to design

Some of my earliest hobbies were just product design in disguise:

from doodling highrise floorplans and city street grids,

to observing how people use self-checkout stands and car infotainment systems,

a yeung Tate was intrigued by the ways that people used systems and enjoyed reimagining them.

That attraction has evolved into the design thinking I wield today and grown into my inclination for product design.

And it's still a hobby of mine. Recently, I imagined a university course numbering scheme and a special-purpose LA Metro Rail map.

Outside of product design

I'm stimulated by novelty...

Some of my favorites:

  • Discovering new scenic views

  • Being impressed by technology

  • Learning new best practices + software

  • Trying new dishes and cuisines

  • Inventing personalized bubble tea recipes

  • Curating fresh music and mixtapes

...to create

Other aesthetic practices I enjoy:

  • editorial design

  • graphic design

  • photography

  • information design (especially cartography)

  • (appreciating) architecture

Scenic views are treasured places where I reflect

Sunset with vivid, saturated colors

Saturated sunsets,

View of Seattle skyline

skylines of cities,

Ariel view of Los Angeles

suburban lights,

Picture of Morro Rock

and Morro Rock
are some favorites.

Elsewhere

Portrait of Tate

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