My time at Airbnb has been an extremely fulfilling, yet challenging journey where I familiarized myself with inclusive design. Having experienced designing for users with visual disabilities in the past, I was interested in immersing myself into non-biased and inclusive design. More specifically, I wanted to account for the diverse user needs and deviate from the misconception of designing for the majority.
Being in the internal platform team at Airbnb gave me a glimpse of its foundational design infrastructure in relation to how designers are able to consult product teams about scalable design system patterns and guidelines that are applied in their custom solutions to create cohesive end-to-end experiences. Through curating educational content for inclusive design, managing individual project ownership, and collaborating with cross-functional partners, I was able to quickly adapt and familiarize myself with the tech industry's design system within a fast-pace environment while maintaining design quality.
A huge thank you to the whole DLS & Digital Accessibility team, especially Jamie Cristal, Jeremy King, Yujin Han, Taido Nakajima, and my manager, Michael Sui. I am so grateful for the support from these talented individuals, and will continue to apply my learning from Airbnb to future projects!