hello again 👋🏻,
i'm Sonia Wu

I’ll call myself a cheerleader, a cortado hunter, a meme generator user, an award-winning photographer, and a pretty okay rock climber.
My story

To sound less cool, I'm currently a product designer & researcher and graduate student studying Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University.

I've always been interested in what people do, why they do it, and how I can help them do it better. I enjoy solving difficult human problems through research and design.

I help design products that fit into the lives of users real people. I seek teams where, together, we can create positive and meaningful impact on people's lives.

From designing products that enhance online learning for over 4 millions students across Asia to developing navigation solutions for individuals with visual impairments and mobility challenges, I am a true believer that best products are built by listening and designing with empathy.

When I'm not researching & designing, you can probably catch me strolling around town with my little film camera.
I also create art using different mediums. These photographs are my attempts to revive broken film and give it new life.
I write and cringe at what I've written earlier.

My previous work, mostly poems and prose, has been published in several local collections in Taiwan.

Now, I just write for myself and keep my most beautiful words in my diary, in the closed drawer, and in letters to my 80-year-old grandmother.