David Huang – digital designer adept at transforming ideas into fluid experiences

About

I’m a designer currently working at a startup called Bumblebee Spaces, where my main achievement is shipping our mobile app to all residents living in apartments outfitted with the Bumblebee system. Before Bumblebee, I worked as an interaction designer at a studio called Propelland, where I redesigned Bank of the West’s new mobile app .

This site shows some highlights from the products that shipped. For a comprehensive portfolio and detailed case study, feel free to connect with me through email.

Focus

Interaction design

Prototyping

Visual design

Product shaping/development

Experience mapping

Bumblebee Spaces – Home Control App

Video by Bumblebee Spaces

As the only interaction designer in the company, I was responsible for architecting and designing the entirety of the mobile app so residents can effortlessly control the system, preview their items, and personalize their system.

Bumblebee is a modular furniture system that stores your belongings and bed in the ceiling, freeing up space for work, leisure, exercise, and activities. Their website overviews how it works across different spaces.

I was responsible for architecting and designing the entire mobile app with the goal of allowing tenants to seamlessly control their space, preview their items, and personalize their system.

The minimal layout of the app is driven by placing crucial features front and center, reachable with one hand. Modules can be moved by a single tap, and a prominent pause button shows up whenever movement is detected.

The minimal layout of the app is driven by placing crucial features front and center, reachable with one hand. Modules can be moved by a single tap, and a prominent pause button shows up whenever movement is detected.

Safety guard rails and protocols are built into the system and core to the app. Alerts are designed to focus resident’s attention as well as present clear options to resolve the anomaly, without seeming jarring.

Image by Bumblebee Spaces

Image by Mike Rito

Safety guard rails and protocols are built into the system and the app. Alerts are designed to focus resident’s attention as well as present clear options to resolve the anomaly, without seeming jarring.

Video shot by Noise and 2177 3rd

The result is a scalable and simple app experience that tenants used daily to control their Bumblebee. The app also complimented Bumblebee’s ecosystem of touchpoints, from wall control to voice, further delivering a seamless experience for our customers. See the app on the App Store

The result is a scalable and simple app experience that tenants used daily to control their Bumblebee. The app also complimented Bumblebee’s ecosystem of touchpoints, from wall control to voice, further delivering a seamless experience for our customers. See the app on the App Store

Bank of the West – Banking App

While I was at Propelland, I worked in the team commissioned by Bank of the West to redesign their mobile app. The result is a simplified banking experience with a rejuvenated look.

While I was at Propelland, I worked in the team commissioned by Bank of the West to redesign their mobile app. The result is a simplified banking experience with a rejuvenated look.

As the designer responsible for revamping the interaction and visual design, I leveraged elevation, gestures, and type hierarchy to achieve an app experience that felt more fluid and easier to understand. More vibrant colors were also used to convey an energetic and inviting tone.

The new design system further instills principles like playfulness, tactility, and glanceability. Forms and type treatment are more prominent and inviting to touch, while still retaining the vibrancy and richness in Bank of the West’s brand.

It was extremely rewarding to see my designs implemented and shipped to thousands of people across the country. See it deployed in both the App Store and Google Play .
Personal Projects

Reimagining trip planning for LA Public Transport System – senior capstone project

Kin – family trip planning concept featured in Interaction Design: Making this People Love