I gave this lecture on principles of interaction design to software engineering students as part of Google’s TechExchange program.

Design principles are tools to create easy-to-use, consistent user experiences. They’re not laws, but guidelines to help you keep users’ needs and capabilities in mind as you go through the design…

Have you ever texted a friend with a link to a“Throwback Thursday” song or party jam you used to play? Or how about those times when you come across an awesome new beat and want to share it your friends? …

I’ve been working in the tech industry since 2012. I know, I know, not a lot of time, but across 4 companies, 2 roles, 2 major cities and an engineering degree, here are three things that have stood out to me being a female in tech.

The right mentor changes everything.

In high school I…

A few years ago I pivoted by career by doing a full-stack UX design bootcamp — one of the best decisions of my life! I’ve been asked many times about my bootcamp experience by others also considering user experience design, and so I hope sharing my story will help.

What the heck is UX?


I recently started working on a start-up app idea with friends. Our profits so far? $0. Here are some of the design tools we’re using that let us be productive while keeping money in our pockets.

Totally Free

Pexels & Unsplash. Great selection of stock photography.

The Noun Project.

In a recent UX interview I was given a design challenge, aka the new-normal for most design jobs. The ask?

Design a leaderboard experience including a television display and simple smartphone app to enroll.

Thats it. No specifics, no constraints, just “design a leaderboard”… 🤔

Framing the problem.

It helps to take a…

Malika C.

Interaction designer @Google | Previously @Priceline.com and @UnitedAirlines

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