Nga Nguyen has a combined Bachelor of Science degree in Apparel Design and Fashion Merchandising with an Art minor in Surface Design from the University of Delaware and an MFA in Interaction Design from the School of Visual Arts.
With the innate awareness that that all things are interconnected Nga sees a divergence of industries co-mingling to resolve complex issues as we evolve and innovate into the 21st century. And that all things are interconnected and that innovation and creation stem from an amalgamation of different ideas across industries to come up with creative solutions to positively impact on people’s lives and to introduce new methodology, systems, products and services in making a difference in this world we live in. Nga is fascinated, inspired and driven to explore these possibilities at the forefront of technology and innovation to join the visionaries of our future.
Nga is the head user experience at Principled Design for emerging technology with a focus on embodied experience. With a passion on innovation and collaboration, Nga has been involved with the New York City startup ecosystem as an entrepreneur in residence at NYDesigns via Kauffman Foundation, a design incubator + HW Tech maker space. Is a growth strategist advisor for startups at Founders Institute, an immersive accelerator program to help founders fast track the launch of their business and most recently has been appointed as the NYC chapter lead for Hardware Massive global startup community.
On the side, Nga practices aikido and teaches yoga in New York City to complement her creativity. With all the combined work in Design, Technology, Business/Entrepreneurship, and mindfulness Nga has launched innercompass.io, an open collaborative platform dedicated to aligning inner self to outer success to help individuals and organizations to innovate with purpose.