UX Research for Design

UX Research


unlocking technology's potential

Hi, I'm Jess, and I am an MS-HCI student at Georgia Tech with a focus in Interactive Computing. I am passionate about UX Research, data analysis, and data visualization to optimize the user experience. My background in both computer science and the social sciences gives me a unique understanding of how to bring the technological and user worlds together. My research and data analysis delivers not only in-depth insights, but also tells a user story through language and visualizations that speak to a cross-functional team.

Greyscale headshot of Jess Lilly, shown from the waist up smiling in a formal dress and a graduation stole.

Designer by day, learner by night: Always expanding my skillset.


Researching through the entire UX Design Process. I am familiar with many industry tools and am eager to learn new tools!

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User Testing

Sprig, Mase, UserTesting, UserZoom

Survey Design

Qualtrics, Survey Monkey, Tally

User Interviews

Structured , unstructured, virtual and in-person


Notion, Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics


Unleashing the power of code to take UX design to a whole new level.

html and CSS

Creating experiences that are both highly functional and visually appealing.

Adobe XD

Understanding Problems.
Innovating Solutions.

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WHITMAN COLLEGE | 2020 - 2021
Student Academic Advising, Digital Interaction Platform Developer

- Facilitated the seamless transition of the in-person student academic advising services into an online format in response to the COVID-19 shift to virtual learning.

- Conducted interviews and surveys with advisors, faculty members and students to understand changing needs in the shift to virtual learning.

- Spearheaded initiatives such as email campaigns, virtual seminars, drop-in sessions and web-based meeting platforms to provide virtual academic support to students.

- Monitored and evaluated the effectiveness of virtual advising procedures, offering targeted solutions for improvement.

- Provided comprehensive resources and guidance to help students navigate their studies, improve their academic performance, and reach their educational goals.


Digital Program Assistant

- Worked closely with a team of educators to adapt an in-person STEM summer camp curriculum for a virtual classroom.

- Developed user-friendly, interactive online platforms to host physics lessons and projects within the program.

- Worked using a combination of Canvas, Zoom, and private and public educational technology platforms to create an integrated and engaging online physics learning course.

- Ensured that all technical aspects were up-to-date and working correctly.

- Troubleshot any issues which arose during the course of the program.

WHITMAN COLLEGE | 2020 - 2022

Research Assistant

- Collaborated with Professor Michelle Janning and a group of fellow undergraduates to better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and shift to virtual learning on students' experiences of college and home.

- Designed a Survey and collected data from over 300 students, aged, 18–29, enrolled in U.S. universities and colleges in Fall 2020.

-Used Welch one-way ANOVA to assess change in adulthood mean differences for four living situation groups defined by students staying or leaving the childhood home.

- Developed data processing measures to identify invalid survey responses, and assess internal and external validity of findings.

- Reviewed final article for publication.

WHITMAN COLLEGE | 2021 - 2022

Resident Assistant

-Worked with a group of Residence hall staff responsible for providing support to residents of 150+ student dormitory.

- Acted as the first residential point of contact and resource for my designated hall section of 20-30 students.

- Organized and facilitated weekly events and activities in order to cultivate a safe, comfortable living environment.

- Assessed situations and made judgement calls in order to maintain an appropriate environment.

- Developed strategies to promote a sense of community among students through outreach initiatives.