Emily J. Lin

User Experience Designer with a passion for understanding complex problems and crafting meaningful solutions. My favorite things are the Beach Boys user-centered design and a warm puppy - preferably enjoyed in that order.


Hiya! I'm Emily. I was born and raised in San Jose, CA by my loving, lovely parents. They both happened to be engineers, so I've always been fascinated by the intersection between humans & technology. At Tufts, I'm majoring in Human Factors & minoring in hiding from the snow. I’ve had experience across the entire user-centered design process: planning & leading user research, as well as designing intuitive interfaces & services. I’m also passionate about furthering universal design principles to provide meaningful experiences for all populations of people. I'm very detail-oriented and love collaborating with others to bring concepts to life. Currently, I'm interested in a UI/UX internship for summer 2017.

Here's what I'm up to right now!

@ Devtech Designing technology to teach young children STEM. Working with KIBO, a robot kit that uses a tangible wooden block programming language to teach kids CS, science and math.

@ Jumbocode Leading UX on a team of 6 people with a mission to design and build software applications to non-profit organizations. Currently working with Tufts Admissions, previously worked with Walnut Street Center

@ Polyhack Organizing the design competition and planning UX workshops for Tuft's multidisciplinary hackathon in Oct 2016

@ school Examining problems in designing and providing assistive devices to individuals with disabilities, to assist mobility, communication, positioning, and environmental control and daily living (OTS105). Questioning universalizing narratives of technological progress by exploring the variety of human experience with computing (ANTH136). Integrating inclusive design thinking in everyday products, services and environments for everyone, including seniors and people with disabilities (EXP20). Oh and sleeping. (sometimes)

In my free time, you can find me tinkering around with side projects or with my head in a book (or Medium.com).


When my computer screen is closed, you can find me biking around the Middlesex Fells, hosting a cooking competition at my house (I have recently perfected my zoodle recipe), or museum-hopping around Boston (Museum of Science and Isabella Stewart Gardner are my personal favorites; free student admission ftw!).

Thanks for stopping by, let's collaborate! "It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like 'What about lunch?'" -Winnie the Pooh

(c) Emily J. Lin 2016