Aaron Yang

Graduate Student Assistant

UI/UX Design & Software Engineering

Email: zhenhua.yang.1@ndsu.edu

Office: Quentin Burdick Building 258A5

Web: aaronyang.me


M.Des., University of Cincinnati, Ohio

M.F.A., Hunan University of Technology, China

B.E., University of South China, China


Aaron Yang is an accomplished UI/UX designer, web developer, and problem solver. He has spent more than five years using his professional experience to provide design and technical supports for his teams. His capabilities include discovering user needs by doing research, developing design concepts with a user-centric approach, and deploying the usable product to the end-users.

Aaron received a Master of Design at the University of Cincinnati, Master of Fine Art at Hunan University of Technology. He also holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of South China. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate at North Dakota State University, concentrating on Human-Computer Interaction. 


Ask Me

Who are your role models or inspiring folks?

Jony Ive, who started a new design era of Apple products.


Outside of art and design fields, what inspires you?

I like to observe how people are working and how things are changing. All of such things would inspire me in my design works.  


What do you wish you had known when you started out as a student/in this field?

How does everything I am learning work in the real world?


What was your most memorable meal? 

The reunion dinner with my wife when we were celebrating our first Chinese New Year in the US. It was also our first reunion dinner since we got married. We cooked several dishes in our small apartment and had a great evening. 


In your office, you can only have three things, one book, one tool, and one picture. What would they be and why?

Book: the Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman.

Tool: computer.

Picture: a picture of my wife and me. 

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