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Explore a little more about Takahiro a.k.a Taka.

Who am I?

UX designer at Trend Micro Austin &
Graduate student at UT Austin

I am currently a UX design intern at Trend Micro Austin and am also an M.S. student at the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. I have worked as a UX designer at Trend Micro, UT Austin, and Texas Highways, as a front-end engineer at PRAGE, and as a business consultant at Bain&Company and PKSHA Technology. Through my experiences, I became interested in working for the intersection of UX design and business strategy.

Keywords: User Experience, Business Strategy


Trend Micro Austin

UX design intern: 2020/1 - Present

Work with UX and R&D teams to design Cloud One Network Security

Department of Computer Science at UT Austin

UX designer: 2019/9 - Present

Conduct UX research and redesign an Android / iOS mobile application to educate fathers to engage in the prenatal process

Bain & Company

Associate Consult Intern: 2019/6 - 2019/8

Worked on corporate strategy of an electrical device manufacturing company

Conducted a case study of a business exit and investigated the potential of joint ventures

PKSHA Technology

Business Development Intern: 2018/6 - 2018/8

Conducted industry research, and developed business models with the technology of machine learning, including planning and operations


Front-end Development Engineer Intern: 2018/4 - 2018/8

Company Highlights: Creating AR related apps and websites

Performed UI design & front-end development (Adobe XD / HTML, CSS, & JavaScript)

Produced AR Stamp Feature for a smartphone application called ARcube

Human Factors Design Lab (Keio Univ.)

Student Researcher: 2017/7 - 2018/6

Individual Research: “Evaluating User Experiences of the Emotional Expression “WOW” (Presented at The 59th Conference of Japan Ergonomic Society, 06/2018)


University of Texas at Austin

M.S. student at School of Information: 2018/8 - 2020/5

Focus: Human-Computer Interaction, Business Intelligence

Course Highlights: Usability Research, Information Architecture, Interaction Design, Informatics

University of Washington

Exchange student in Human-Centered Design & Engineering: 2016/9 - 2017/6

Course Highlights: UX Design, Graphic Design, Psychology Research

Also took courses in Computer Science and Statistics

Student Researcher in HCDE Directed Research Group about Technology Appropriation

Keio University

B.S. student in Administration Engineering: 2014/4 - 2018/3

Interdisciplinary major in human factors, computer science, applied mathematics

Specialization: human factors design


UX, HCI-related skills

User Research, Information Architecture, Prototyping, Usability Testing, Data Analysis, Visualization, Human Factors Experiment

Programming skills

Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP, Ruby, Visual Basic, R, Python

Software skills

Microsoft Office, Sketch, Figma, Adobe XD, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, InVision, Qlik

Languages skills

Japanese (native language), English (fluent), German (basic)

Profile Photo

Takahiro Profile

Are you interested? Feel free to contact me.