Michael A Nguyen

I'm an architect turned product designer and this is my portfolio.
I believe in process, empathy, and
begging for forgiveness.
ABOUT MICHAEL
SAP Fieldglass

"If I build a design culture..."

WILL THEY COME?
SpotHero

Rebooking a Parking Reservation

FIND A SPOT
Nerdery

Customer Discovery and Lead Generation

NERD OUT
⌛ COMING SOON (May 2020!)
An Expense Management App
🎤 PUBLIC SPEAKING
UX Meetup Talk (youtube)
🎨 OTHER CREATIVE WORK
Photography
🕰️ BLAST FROM THE PAST
Architectural Design
🛠️ TOP TOOLS
  • Sketching; whiteboarding
  • Sketch; DSM; Invision
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Userzoom
  • Webflow
  • Slack
💼 HOW I WORK
  • 40% collaborative working sessions & 60% independent time
  • Obsess over a tidy inbox and up-to-date calendar
  • A night owl (as of now)
  • Over-communicate when necessary
  • Proactively transparent and honest when things get tough
  • Be inclusive by encouraging unheard voices and then speaking last
💡PRINCIPLES
  • If it's broken, own it and fix it
  • Listen in order to understand -- not simply to respond
  • Every challenge is an opportunity
  • When in doubt, google it
📚 CURRENTLY READING
Crossing the Chasm

by Geoffrey Moore

I'm an architect-turned-UX designer with a penchant for mercurial traveling and exploring different cultures, food, and languages. Currently, I do UX at SAP Fieldglass, where I seek to transform the way hourly workers get hired and paid. I'm a T-shaped, human-centered designer at heart. I wholeheartedly believe in fostering a design-led culture through DesignOps.

💬 LET'S ALSO TALK ABOUT
  • Traveling off the beaten path & aviation
  • Public transit sytems & urban planning
  • Vietnamese food/culture
  • Classical music, piano, & electronic music production
  • Growth marketing (teach me something)
  • Sociological patterns of social media & online communities