Victoria Nguyen / vicxentoria.com

About me


About
I'm Victoria, a meticulous and inquisitive experience designer with an appetite for creative problem solving. You'll often find me relentlessly asking why, dissecting ideas, and playing Devil's advocate to get the root of the problem.

With over 8 years experience in the healthcare industry, I leverage that expertise into my work with empathy and human-centered design thinking. I strive to create innovative and impactful solutions that can empower people's lives.

Q & A
If you didn't study interaction design, what would you be doing?
Probably not disappointing my parents and study science (but somehow still disappointing them).
I'd study chemistry and specialize in cosmetic science.

What are your biggest non-career related goals?
- Become a polyglot
- Step foot on all seven continents
- Learn how to parkour

FUN FACTS
I got a tattooed by a Buddhist monk in Thailand.

My first solo trip abroad was to Russia when I was 20.

My nickname at home is Chi because I ate a lot of laughing cow cheese as a kid. I only recently learned that it's supposed to be a spread. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I got my nipple pierced in Amsterdam as a souvenir when I was 17. 😏🌶

Miranda is the Bodak to my Yellow. 🔥





Victoria Nguyen


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About
I'm Victoria, a meticulous and inquisitive experience designer with an appetite for creative problem solving. You'll often find me relentlessly asking why, dissecting ideas, and playing Devil's advocate to get the root of the problem.

With over 8 years experience in the healthcare industry, I leverage that expertise into my work with empathy and human-centered design thinking. I strive to create innovative and impactful solutions that can empower people's lives.



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Q & A
If you didn't study interaction design,
what would you be doing?

Probably not disappointing my parents and study science (but somehow still disappointing them).
I'd study chemistry and specialize in cosmetic science.

What are your biggest non-career related goals?
- Become a polyglot
- Step foot on all seven continents
- Learn how to parkour





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FUN FACTS

I got a Sak Yant tattoo from a Buddhist monk in Thailand. The monk chooses what to tattoo so I didn't know what I was going to get until it was done.

My first solo trip abroad was to Russia when I was 20. Definitely not the easiest gateway country for solo travel, but I'm proud of the fact that I did it anyways.

My nickname at home is Chi because I ate a lot of laughing cow cheese as a kid. I only recently learned that it's supposed to be a spread, I've been eating it straight my whole life. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I got my right nipple pierced in Amsterdam as a souvenir when I was 17. 😏🌶





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Castiel

Health
UX
UX Research

Amidst the opioid crisis, Castiel is here to protect users and ensure they stay alive in their fight against addiction.

why?

Canada is currently facing a national opioid crisis. Despite the increase in naloxone distribution (the opioid overdose reversal medication) and other harm reduction measures being taken, the number of opioid-related overdoses is still growing.

Majority of the overdoses happen when the user is alone and no one is around to help administer the naloxone. As a result, overdoses are unfortunately discovered, realized, and then reported when it's too late.

what?

Castiel is a wearable and mobile application that monitors the opioid user's vital signs, specifically heart rate and body temperature. If Castiel detects irregularities in the vitals and there is a potential the user is at risk of overdosing, Castiel alerts the user's trusted emergency contact(s) to take action.

how?

Castiel allows active opioid users to be accounted for and protected by their network. This adds a layer of security by connecting opioid users to people who care about them in their time of need.

By establishing transparency, trust, and open communication, Castiel helps families and friends keep opioid users alive, ultimately reducing the amount of preventable opioid overdoses.