• About Me


    I’m David DW Liu and I leverage data to inform insights and strategies. I am a UX researcher with 7 years of experience managing research projects, mentoring researchers, and strategizing collaboration cross-functionally. Through my empathy, I aim to understand and improve the experiences of people. I do this by answering questions such as who, what, why, and how.


    Outside of research, I enjoy attending community events, arts & crafts, and traveling. I am also an advocate of diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and STEM education


    · Research Software: STATA, SPSS, R, HLM, MAXQDA, Dedoose, NVivo, Vosaic/StudioCode, and MS Office

    · Qualitative Research: interviews, contextual inquiry, focus group, ethnography, digital ethnography, diary studies, home visits, A/B testing, discourse analysis, video research, usability studies, journey maps, dscout.com, and UserTesting.com

    · Quantitative Research: descriptive and inferential statistics (t-tests, ANOVAS, and multiple regression), surveys, experimental design, psychometrics, econometrics, UserZoom.com, Qualtrics, and SurveyMonkey

    Academic Research Interests

    • Science Education • Afterschool • Diversity • Research-Practice Partnership • Design-Based Research


    To learn more about my dissertation research, visit SuperScienceSquad.com

  • Resume

    Updated as of 2/2020


    Updated as of 2/20

  • UX Research Portfolio

    Below is a range of projects that highlight my experiences in User Experience (UX) Research

    March 16, 2019 · CompetitiveAnalysis,UXresearch,UXdesign,Strategy,MarketResearch
    March 16, 2019 · UXresearch,UXdesign,ABTesting,UsabilityStudy,LearningExperiences
    March 16, 2019 · UXresearch,UsabilityStudy,Statistics,Surveys
    March 16, 2019 · ABTesting,Surveys,LearningExperiences,UsabilityStudy,Interviews
    March 16, 2019 · UXresearch,UsabilityStudy,Interviews,LearningExperiences
    March 16, 2019 · UXdesign,UXresearch,CompetitiveAnalysis,MobileApp,Strategy
  • Research and Teaching


    Much of my research is engaging with communities. I implement after-school science programs with undergraduate student educators. I collect data in the form of school work, interviews, surveys, and video. My research team analyzes the data. Our findings are implemented in an afterschool program we run to continuously improve our teaching.


    Press Release and Projects:

    Dissertation Research Website

    Research Practice Partnership Work (pg. 25-27)

    Super Science Squad Press Release
    Newkirk Fellowship Announcement
    Project CRYSTAL Press Release and Website

    Family Science Night


    I have served as an educator as a teaching assistant at the undergraduate (11 courses) and graduate level (4 courses), STEM educator (7 years), social science and global studies high school teaching intern (4 years), afterschool teaching aid (10 years), and a pre-school educator (1 year). All undergraduate and graduate level evaluations are available upon request. My teaching portfolio is located here.

  • Connect With ME

  • Last updated 2/2020

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