Hi, I’m Xuan Liu, a UX Designer at Amazon’s Device and Service Design Group.

I am passionate about bridging the gaps between design and development. At work, I focus on systemizing designs with engineering patterns to make designs more technically feasible, compatible, scalable, and still delightful. Before joining Amazon, I worked at Pacific Northwest National Lab to help design and build several internal web tools with my skills in UX design, UX research, and UI engineering.


My design process is: identify problems, ideate concepts, iterate flows, prototype solutions, evaluate feedbacks, and ship the product when it’s valid. As for tools, I’d like to use and learn any tools as long as it can help me showcase my ideas.


I believe digital design is way more than how it looks, it is how it works. To understand what design is feasible and what is not, the best way is to learn the code behinds the screens. By learning development, I not only get better understanding of the design patterns and constraints across different platforms, but be able to push the boundaries of prototyping to see designs live.


I love to sketch and cook. Sketching is my way to practice observation and cherish moments. Cooking is my time to improvise, meditate and bring friends together. If it is not raining hard in Seattle, you can find me wandering around the city exploring museums, parks, or interesting blocks.