Vietanh D. Nguyen

About me

I have always been and always will be looking for opportunities to build the best user experience possible.

I'm a strong believer in the fact that building team is as important as building a product. For any line of code, I questioned myself and my team why it matters and how it could delight our users. A good product only came out of a motivated team who believe in its values.

I have been launching hundreds of features as well as several big products with my teams at Google. To do so, I performed hand-on project coordination with excellent product managers, continuous integration development with QAs and site reliability veterans, and critical user flows analysis with top-notch designers. Meanwhile, I was proactive in taking and giving feedbacks and capable of making decisions under tight schedules.

Wherever the next opportunity lies at, I believe any product can be better in empowering users to master technology and in making technology understand users.

Email me at vietanh at bettergui dot com.

Senior Software Engineer
Web, Android, and Product Design

2016

Color Home
Android
Tactile Home
Android

Color Home

A novel way to browse all your apps by colors, home never looks more colorful. Read blog.

Tactile Home

Remember back when you could type sms or call mom without even looking on your Nokia 1100? Good news, your superpower is back.


2015

Google Store

Google's recent biggest effort into retail & e-commerce. Won the Webby for Best Consumer Electronics site.

Android Vietnamese keyboard

The official first-party keyboard for 90+ millions Vietnamese speakers which will come pre-installed in all Android phone.

Google Store
Web
Vietnamese keyboard
Android

2012-2014

Google Play redesign
Web
Play responsive design
Web

Google Play redesign

Revamped the entire frontend framework for Google Play web with intelligent grids and morphing cards. Won 2 Webby's Best Shopping and Best Design Practice, gave an UX nerd worthy 5-word speech.

Play responsive design

Removed all limits and optimize the site in speed and responsive design. As the result, unlocked Play for all platforms and increased Nexus sale multiple times.


2011

MyWalk/MyLife app

A visual diary app using sensors and design to change health behaviors. Published the app to public brielfy as part of a M.I.T.-Microsoft research collabroation and was selected as the World Top 500 aps by the Times UK. Wrote a design book for my master thesis in Human-Computer Interaction. Received the M.I.T. VI-A Reintjes Award for most outstanding performance in a VI-A thesis assignment and/or exceptional quality in a master of engineering.

MyWalk
Windows Phone

MyLife
Windows Mobile 6.5
StepLively
Windows Mobile 6.5
Plogger
Android 1.5

Other health apps

Created multiple apps to study the potentials of technology on improving human health. These studies were carried under professor Stephen Instille of House_n, M.I.T. and Northeastern University. Both designed and implemented.