Indiana University

Design & User Testing

Design & User Testing

 Karly Kandel

Design & User Testing Co-Team Lead
My name is Karly Kandel. I am a senior from Kendallville, Indiana studying Informatics with a cognate in graphic design and a minor in human-centered computing. In my free time I like to indulge in my love for watching Netflix, eating food, reading, and painting. Apart from this I work for the Robot House here on campus. I’m currently working on a study that focuses on teaching coding and robotics in a classroom setting, which I’m always happy to talk about! This will be my third semester being in ServeIT and my second semester being a team lead. I can’t wait to explore the concepts of design and user testing with my team!

Parnathi Dandu

Design & User Testing Capstone Intern
Hi everyone! My name is Pranathi Dandu and I am an Informatics major (Specialization: Human Centered Computing) with minors in Business & Marketing. I grew up in sunny Orange County, California and lived there for 13 years, and then moved to Hyderabad, India, where I completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. This huge transition gave me a global education that structured my entire mentality on life. I learned how to adjust to a new environment, network with people with completely different mindsets, and make my mark in a country across the world. In my free time, I love to play sports, listen to new music and hangout with my friends. On campus, I am a part of the Phi Chi Theta Professional Business Fraternity and the Indiana University Funding Board. I am excited to be on the Design and User Testing Team this semester! It will definitely test my design skills and give me the ability to apply my creativity when required!

Arielle Ordas

Design & User Testing Intern

Hello! My name is Arielle Ordas and I am a sophomore from Rushville, Indiana. I am majoring in Informatics with a Graphic Design cognate and this is my first semester as an intern for ServeIT. I am so excited to be on the Design and User Testing team. I have been passionate about art and design my whole life, and I’m so happy to be able to use my skills and talents to give back to my community. I’m also so glad to be able to work and grow with such a great team. During my time with Serve IT, I hope to improve my skills with different design programs while also meeting new friends and gaining real work experience. In my free time, I love to watch movies, draw/paint, and spend time with my friends. 

 

Christian Martin

Design & User Testing Intern
My name is Chrissi Martin, and I am currently a junior majoring in Informatics with a Business cognate and a minor in Human-Centered Computing. This is my second semester in Serve IT, as well as my second semester being part of the Design and User Testing Team. I am from Chesterton, Indiana (the Region), and love hiking the Indiana Dunes when the weather cooperates. In my spare time, I often enjoy creating various designs specifically in Adobe Illustrator, researching about various topics, and listening to podcasts about business, true crime, or technology. enjoy baking, reading, and when I am back home I enjoy hiking at the dunes.

Amanda King

Design & User Testing Intern

Hi my name is Amanda King! I’m a sophomore at IU and my major is Informatics. I’m originally from Fishers, IN but spent most of my teen years in Boulder, CO. This is my second semester on Serve IT and my first semester on the Design and User Testing team. As someone who is very passionate about the ways of design, I’m looking forward to helping those in clinic with design help or answer questions. Since it is only my second semester on the Design and User testing team, I hope to see where else these opportunities take me in my career at IU and beyond.

Christina Colón

Design & User Testing Intern

Hello! My name is Christina Colón, I am a freshman from Northwest Indiana (The Region)  majoring in Informatics with a Cognate in Pre-Health Professions and a Minor in Spanish. This is my first semester in the ServeIT Clinic as a member of the Design and User Testing Team. I am excited to learn more about the useful softwares available as well as work closely with other design team members. My hobbies include designing posters, cooking, and playing the piano. Looking forward to making lots of progress with my team this semester!podcasts about business, true crime, or technology.

 

Christy Carlson

Design & User Testing Intern
Hey! My name is Christy Carlson and I am a freshman from Seattle, Washington. I am majoring in Informatics with a cognate in Business and a minor in Human Centered Computing. I am super psyched to be on the design and user testing team as a new intern! I first heard about Serve IT through my INFO-I101 class and am really excited to be working with my teammates while learning what it means to be a designer in the tech industry. Aside from Serve IT, I am a part of the Scholarship Advisory Committee which is an ambassador program for IU that represents and recruits future IU students. In my free time I love to hang out with friends, read, and play the piano. After meeting me, you will come to understand my three love languages: food, dogs, and shopping. Looking forward to a great semester!

Robert Greene

Design & User Testing Intern

My name is Robert Greene and I am a member of the Design and User Testing Team. This is my second semester working on this team in the Serve IT clinic, and I am happy to return to continue learning how to use Adobe software and honing my design skills. Most of last semester was spent doing research, and I think I now am fairly proficient in using Adobe Illustrator, and want to continue working with Adobe After Effects. One of my favorite tasks last semester was making Adobe Illustrator video tutorials. I am a Sophomore here at IU studying Informatics with a security cognate and with minors in Spanish and Music, and am from Fort Wayne, Indiana. In my spare time I play a lot of music; I play drums for a band called Rosegirl, and guitar and bass for a group called Secret Mezzanine (check us out on Spotify!). Local house shows take up the majority of my time on the weekends, and are always a good time. I really enjoy cooking food for friends and watching classic films, especially science fiction films and noir films. I am looking forward to a good semester in the clinic!

Emily Ginn

Design & User Testing Intern

Hello! My name is Emily Ginn and I’m super excited to come on board as a new intern this semester! I’m on the Design and User testing team and am looking forward to the projects we will be working on going forward. I’m from Carmel, Indiana and am majoring in Informatics with a cognate in Security. I first became interested in security/cybersecurity after learning about cryptography in INFO-I 201. I find the subject extremely fascinating so I’m definitely looking forward to future coursework and interning at a security company this summer. Aside from school, I’m a member of the Beta Delta chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta here at IU and I work part-time as a distance SEO specialist for a company called Find8 Performance Marketing. In my free time, I also enjoy swimming, shopping, photography, and watching YouTube videos. I’m also a major foodie and my favorite restaurant is definitely Chili’s, but I love to try new restaurants and different types of foods as well. I’m looking forward to meeting other ServeIT members and our clients as well, so come say “hi” if you see me!

Shawn Wang

Design & User Testing Intern

Hi! This is Shawn. I come from Qingdao, China. As a student majoring in Informatics, I’m really interested in the field of Human-Computer Interaction Design. When I was in middle school, smart devices starts become more and more popular; at that time, I was shocked by how powerful technology is benefiting our society and people’s life. In the future, I want to become an interaction designer who is one of the groups of people changing the world gracefully using powerful techniques and great design. During past years, I have also focused on media and city culture’s development. I have organized a TEDx event (Independently organized TED event) as a co-organizer. I was active as the visual design director and copywriter for my organization. I’m always trying to draw upon a spirit of perfectionism and open-mind to create works that are useful, creative and desirable. Can wait to work with you guys on our design team!