About Alissa

My name is Alissa Yusoo Lee and I am currently working as a UX Designer at IBM in Austin, Texas. I graduated with an Industrial Design BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design. I was born in Seoul, South Korea but have been raised in the United States my entire life. I was introduced to the field of Industrial Design when I applied to RISD.

I fell in love with the idea of being able to learn more about the needs of others and take a part in enhancing users' experiences with everyday problems and opportunities. I strive to create work that is both functional and beautiful, and provides value to my users.

During my spare time I enjoy traveling (so far I have visited South Korea, Iceland, Germany, Greece, and the Netherlands), watching films & tv shows, and spending time with friends and family.

Contact: ylee09@alumni.risd.edu



Making of Monocle

IBM, July 2017

IBM tells the story of Project Monocle and how it not only provided value to its users, but also created organizational alignment to create a product with Design Thinking and user research as its driving components.

How is design driving outcomes?

O'Reilly Conference, March 2017

IBM Distinguished Designer, Doug Powell, talks about Project Monocle as an example of how design is driving outcomes at IBM at the 2017 O'Reilly Design Conference.



Why UX Needs To Partner With User Research

Medium, August 2017

Like an octopus, user research both influences and is influenced by other parts of the product experience. Context reassures the designer who it is he or she is designing for and the areas of opportunity the designer can impact