Alan M Shen
UX Designer in Los Angeles, California

Alan currently leads human-centered design at Cie Digital Labs.  He has over 5 years of experience making products in the digital space. 17 if you count work done for e-props.

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I believe in finding the "why"

I believe in finding the "why"

I believe in finding the "why"

Products are a means to an end for people.  A good designer doesn't shoehorn their solution into a problem; they fall in love with the problem and a solution becomes obvious.


The Best UI is Invisible

See what happens when a brand built on quality content tries to go interactive.

Read time: 12 minutes


Imagineering Interaction Design

Take a sneak peak at the rapid iterative process of composing the magic behind one of Disney's Marvel web properties.

Read time: 9 minutes


Code-Responsible Design

See how designing with developers as a stakeholder reduced turnaround time and improved cross-team collaboration.

Read time: 6 minutes


I've worked with a lot of brands over the years.  Here's a small taste.

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Alan is always looking for people to connect with.

Feel free to email him at

Note: Although he is always happy to help, Alan doesn't appreciate shotgun requests.
If you want to connect please let him know what your favorite Star Wars movie was and why.

Or, there's always LinkedIn

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