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I'm Norman Tran, a designer born in LA and currently living in SF. 

I work in the unique intersection of design, emotional intelligence, adult learning, business, and computer science. I've had the fortune of working with brands like IDEO, d.school, Stanford, Nasdaq, and more.

Currently freelancing. Before I was employee #5 at MissionU designing emotional intelligence programs for nontraditional adult job seekers.

 

Declara — Knowledge sharing for smarter teams

 
 

Organization

Declara

Role

Product Designer

Context

To help Declara pivot from the Education LMS market to the Enterprise Collaborative Knowledge Management space, I helped design all the new features in the new product (D3), including Onboarding, Content Collections, Content Authoring, User Profile, and Email Marketing. 

 
 

Project Humanitas — Grant database for philanthropic foundation donors

 
 

Organization

Project Humanitas

Role

Lead Designer

Context

To make it easier for grant-making philanthropic foundations to see what high-impact grants already exist in their strategic investment areas, I was brought on board to create a prototype of a searchable database used mainly by foundation staff. The prototype was later to the World Economic Forum.

 
 

Design Thinking Playbook — Teaching teachers how to run design sprints in high schools for 21st century learning

 
 

Organization

Design Tech High + Stanford d.school K12 Lab

Role

Designer In Residence

Context

Funded by a grant from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to accelerate Design Tech High's (d.tech) implementation of new learning models,  I was brought in as a Designer in Residence for 8 months to collaborate with the Stanford d.school to (1) improve d.tech's design programming for students; and (2) create various resources to help staff adopt design thinking as a change management process.