ALLISON YAN

I love listening to people’s stories and observing how they work. 

I am a user experience designer and researcher with a background in health informatics and psychology. Most recently, I was a designer at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, where I thoughtfully transformed the way clinicians work through collaboratively designed digital products. Previously, I was a Human Factors intern at Healthcare Human Factors and Centre for Global eHealth Innovation.

In my career, I have worked with back- and front-end developers, business analysts, graphic designers, UX designers, human factors engineers, clinical researchers, quality assurance testers, project managers, physicians, nurses, pharmacists…to name a few. 


I'm passionate about...

Problem solving involving strategy thinking and research

Creating thoughtful and lasting experiences through a deep understanding of context and persuasive copywriting and visuals

Increasing access to public health and public resources

Tools of the trade

Axure RP, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, pen and paper 📝, Sketch, HTML/CSS


When I'm not working...

I love rock climbing, cooking and drawing. I also like to get involved with local design and technology initiatives. I have been volunteering with the Ontario Alliance of Climbers to promote positive outdoors stewardship among rock climbers in Ontario. In 2018, I was a Side x Side Collective as a mentee, developing my career goals and supporting other women, agender and non-binary designers as they move forward in their careers too. Currently, I am a student in the part-time Bridge School for Product Designers, where I am levelling up my design skills and creative confidence. 

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