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Trina Tran

UX Researcher

Curiosity and creativity are what fuel Trina’s passion for UX research. Her unique background includes clinical psychology, construction, fire/water restoration, wearable technology, design, market research, and user experience research. She approaches clients’ questions by thinking outside the box, yet utilizing the efficient systems that exist to not reinvent the wheel. Trina has a BA in Psychology from the University of California Santa Barbara and an MA in Applied Psychology from the University of Southern California.

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Something unique about you summed up in one sentence:

I live to eat rather than eat to live. Please do not ask me what my favorite food is because that would be cruel and difficult.

Your favorite city in the world is...and why?

Santa Barbara. I have lots of good memories there and it is a beautiful place with great people and energy.

In your spare time (or if you had spare time), you would absolutely do this:

Most likely I would be doodling, but if not, then I would play billiards, darts, music, or games.

You cannot start the day without doing this:

Announcing or writing down my dream.

Favorite quote:

"Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows."

Long-term personal or professional goal:

Learn more languages! So far I know English, Vietnamese, German, Italian, and some Spanish.

Favorite TV show:

Typically anything horror, but I do love the Vikings show, Rick and Morty, and Solar Opposites, too.

What fictional family would you like to join?

Rick Sanchez's family from Rick and Morty. Who wouldn't want to travel through time/intergalactic/alternate dimensions via portals and explore alien planets?
Read Trina's bold insights
September 19, 2023

Our global AI study taught us a lot, including that human translators are still key to quality translation and the research it supports.

August 31, 2023

Speech technology helps UX researchers bridge linguistic and cultural barriers. Effective use, however, depends on balancing the roles of humans and tech.

August 18, 2023

Generative AI can speed up repetitive research tasks, but it’s still hard to trust each output. Our global AI study measures the concrete impact.

June 27, 2023

China and the European Union are regulating AI ethics. The mandate for medtech design teams: build AI-powered products that meet ethics standards and inspire user trust.


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