Ted McDonald

I design products and interactions that are engaging and accessible. I am studying Human Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington.

About Me

Hi, I’m Ted. I’m a senior at the University of Washington where I'm pursuing a degree in Human Centered Design & Engineering.

My role on projects has centered around interaction and product design. I’ve had the opportunity to design for education, navigation, and interactive displays, and am always excited to take on challenges and learn new things.

I'm determined to make products simple to use, but not simplistic. I believe good design starts with understanding the user — empathizing with their needs and frustrations, and defining solutions that will help them accomplish their goals efficiently.

When I’m not designing, I’m watching documentaries, cooking, listening to podcasts, and trying every brand of root beer I can find.

Let's get in touch — tedmcdo@gmail.com

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Work

Independent

UX/UI Designer | Jan 2015 – Present

Worked on web design projects for Kingston, Shannon & Wilson, and other clients that involved collaboration between multiple teams and stakeholders.

University of Washington

UX Designer & Creative Lead | Jan 2017 – Jun 2017

Part of a 16-person team that designed and prototyped interactive content for six large, street-facing displays on the University of Washington Campus. Investigated gestural, sensor-driven interactions and incorporating live data to the responsive displays. Read more.

Game Design & Coding

Co-Founder | July 2012 – Sept 2016

Launched an after-school design & coding education program. Taught hundreds of students in the Bellevue, Issaquah, Lake Washington and North Shore school districts, and ran coding camps during the summer. Read more.

Education

University of Washington

BS - Human Centered Design and Engineering | 2015 – Dec 2018
(Dean’s List)

Selected Courses

  • User Research
  • UX Prototyping
  • Info Visualization
  • Web Development
  • Physical Computing
  • Interactive Systems Design
  • Physiological Psychology

Directed Research

  • Designing Interactivity in the Urban Landscape
  • Designing Bioluminescent Displays