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Jannie Zhou

Data-driven UX Researcher, Product Designer
"Dance through the world  " 
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Persona Revamp

UX Research @ Guidewire

This project is initiated by me when working as UX Researcher at Guidewire Software in summer 2023. Aiming at revamping the UX persona intranet page by re-organizing the persona inventory and re-vamping the intranet page, the project greatly enhanced the operation efficiency across the company.


Product Design @ AccesSOS

Partnered with AccesSOS, a nonprofit organization, this project makes emergency calls more accessible to everyone, including deaf people, domestic violence survivors, or people with language barriers. This product can be accessed via both the website and the native application on smartphone.

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Safe Rides

Product Design @ NYU

A product prototype attempting to address the NYC Women Transit Safety concerns. Being a smartphone application, Safe Rides is a mega-platform that integrates the database from multiple companies and provides users with the safest navigation choice through the city, instant crime reports, and other public transit/safety issues.

Data Story

Front-end Engineering @ NYU

The project is a website that visualizes the dataset "How Couples Meet and Stay Together". It presents data from multiple dimensions to tell the stories of the change in Americans' love lives over the decade. Using R and JavaScript library d3.js, I explored and animated this dataset while preserving the social and individual context.

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Over the Terrain

Front-end Engineering @ NYU

A 3D web-based interactive project utilizing JavaScript library Three.js. It deploys first-person perspective and control, narrating the story about home and belonging. Being a lost seagull in the story, the project allows the user to navigate through the constructed 3D world and interact with different elements such as the weather and the terrain.

All Projects

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Sound of Rainbow, Spring 2020, NYUSH

THEir Room, Fall 2021, NYUAD


Wheggo, Fall 2021, NYUAD


Spring Night, Fall 2021, NYUAD


Hidden Message, ISMIR 2021


On the Border, Fall 2019, NYUSH

Last Updated: Aug 10, 2023

About Me

Email: | Tel: +1 845 381 2026

Why the quote "dance through the world"? 

I am passionate and professional when it comes to dance (yes, I was professionally trained in Chinese Minority Dance, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip-hop, and dance theater). My relationship with dance does not end in me practicing dancing and performing. It has become a way of me interacting with and seeing the world. 

When I am dancing, I am reflecting on both my body and the dance. I observe the discord and analyze the movement pattern; why it is in this sequence and what it reflects and represents; the same applies to every aspect of my life -- I am always introspective about my relationship to technology, social phenomenon, and media.

Dance also taught me to share my compassion, whether it is through art creations or technical implementations. Humans should always be placed at the center of technology advancements and other disciplines. I strive to keep technology inclusive and accessible, rather than using it to perpetuate social hierarchies.

I am navigating through the world with the knowledge I acquired from dance. Hence "dance through the world". 

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