Amazon Photos UX Design Internship Project that focuses on creating a shared digital space that enables design explorations for non-designer partners to solve customer problems

Individual Role

User Research, Concept Exploration & Development, Design System  


Amazon Photos Team
Manager: Maria Bolivar-Tucker
Mentor: Jia Hao


12 weeks (Internship Project @ Amazon, Summer 2023)


Figma, Adobe Photoshop, Quip


Build design repository for non-design partners at Amazon Photos team in a way that allows them to independently visualize and implement ideas for customer problem-solving.

Design Playground is a digital workspace tailored to enhance team collaboration, encourage the use of a consistent design language, and improve overall work efficiency.

During the summer 2023, I had the privilege to be part of the Amazon Photos UX Core Team as a UX Design Intern. From being part of this internship experience, I was able to engage and work with an exceptional and nurturing community comprising dedicated UX Designers, UX Researchers, Product Managers, and Software Engineers, fostering both learning and collaboration.

The Amazon Photos UX Core Team focuses on crafting engaging and user-friendly experiences and interactions to enhance the digital services for various platforms (e.g. iOS, Android, Web and Desktop) while prioritizing customer satisfaction through elegant and simple designs that are backed by analytical precision and a commitment to end-to-end experience delivery. As an intern, I was tasked to create a shared digital space for collaborative design exploration for our non-designer partners (e.g. Product Managers and Software Engineers), fostering team communication, encouraging a cohesive design language, maximizing efficiency, and maintaining visual consistency with design standards, regardless of direct designer involvement.

To achieve the project's goal, I conducted an extensive research and exploration process, which led me to refine my research question into:
What strategies can be implemented to create a team-wide digital space that addresses technical challenges, provides clear guidance, and ensures consistency with the established design standards and styles within the team's existing design system?
What I did during internship
What I learned from internship
Some of the pictures that I took during my internship at Seattle!
Due to NDA, I am unable to share any details of my work, but if you would like to learn more about the project, feel free to reach out to me through my email or LinkedIn :-)

Thank you so much for reading!