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Hong Qu

UX Designer, Google, YouTube, Gilt, Upworthy

New York City

As a User Interface Designer and one of the first employees at YouTube, Hong Qu designed, coded, and launched vital parts of the site such as the homepage, sharing tools, channels and video responses. Additionally, Hong conducted UX Research with various teams at Google. In 2012, he led the product team at Upworthy from its inception. His responsibilities included driving user acquisition, virality, and engagement.

Currently, Hong is a Nieman Fellow at Harvard. In addition to teaching UX with General Assembly in the past, Hong is an Adjunct Professor at the CUNY School of Journalism. Hong has a liberal arts degree from Wesleyan University and a Master's degree from UC Berkeley's School of Information with a focus on social computing and mobile interface design.

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Data-Driven UX Design

Data-Driven UX Design

This class will demonstrate how to make actionable design decisions based on metrics from Google Analytics, A/B testing, eyetracking data, social media and real-time stats.

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A Hands-On Introduction to Building Wireframes

A Hands-On Introduction to Building Wireframes

Learn what wireframes are, the difference between good and bad ones, what engineers and designers see in them, as well as useful tips and tricks for building your own website.

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User Experience Design Immersive

User Experience Design Immersive

Ten weeks. All day. Monday through Friday. Learn the skills of a UX designer and put them to work while building a comprehensive portfolio.

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