Midori Pierce

User Experience Researcher

I’m Midori Pierce, a UX researcher with a background in data science that allows me to bridge the gap between technical complexities and user-friendly solutions. Driven by a deep understanding of social psychology and information issues, my journey from data science to UX research sets me apart, combining technical expertise with a passion for human-centered design.

With a Bachelor’s degree in Data Science and a Master’s degree in Information Management Systems from UC Berkeley and fluency in Chinese and English, I bring a unique perspective to UX research.

Take a Look at My Projects

Diaita: Translating research and design thinking into a health tech startup.

accesSOS: Evaluating the accessibility of non-profit emergency response mobile application.

Tiny Nano: Co-created a video game focusing on the game’s replayability and experience.


Bains, J., Chang, K., Liu, R., Pierce, M., & Vedagarbha, N. (2022). Analogical Transfer of Tool-Dependent Problem Solving in Toddlers: A Replication and Extension Study.


During my free time, I enjoy making artwork.  Take a look!