A professional picture of Phoebe Chua in a dress shirt and suit jacket
I am a User Experience Researcher and Software Developer who seeks to empower people and drive social change. I conduct independent and collaborative research to create intuitive, accessible, and universal user experiences and products.

As a Ph.D. student in Informatics at the University of California, Irvine with a B.A. (Hons) in Mathematics and double minors in Computer Science and Statistics, I have strong qualitative and quantitative research skills. Researching and studying in the U.S., U.K., Ghana, and Malaysia has also allowed me to gain global perspectives as well as excellent communication and collaboration abilities.

At UC Irvine, I pursue my interests in human-computer interaction and educational and assistive technologies as a graduate student researcher and teaching assistant. My research vision is to design, develop, deploy, and evaluate technologies that empower underserved populations. I am currently collaborating with fellow Ph.D. students to develop and examine a Kinect dance program that increases the body awareness of children with autism. In addition, I have mentored 105 students to conduct user research to develop web portfolios.

Specialties: qualitative and quantitative research, human-computer interaction, user experience, usability, interaction design, persona development