I design interactions between people and their environment in both digital and physical space.

 

Product Design

How might we help families cope with a diagnosis?

Challenge

Living with a diagnosis is hard on patients as well as their loved ones, and, often times, relationships suffer due to the added stress of fighting a disease. I wanted to design a product that helps families cope with long-term illness. 

Outcome

Inspired by my mother-in-law, I created RUOK. RUOK is an app that makes it easy for patients and their support networks to ask for, offer, and coordinate help.

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Workshop Design

How might we use design to develop inclusive company cultures?

Challenge

For our senior capstone project, a fellow Interaction Design student and I took on an issue that we are particularly passionate about: diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

Outcome

Over the course of 16 weeks, we developed Thinc, a collection of workshops designed to help teams co-create more inclusive work environments.

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Service Design

How might we help consumers shop with their values in mind?

Challenge

For our Service Design Studio class, we were given free rein to design a speculative service offering shaped by exploratory research on a topic of our choice.

Outcome

My team and I developed VAL, a trusted shopping companion that helps consumers shop their personal values. 

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Voice Interaction

How might we provide smart sales support to retail sales teams?

Challenge

Technology and data are fundamental building blocks of today's brick-and-mortar apparel retail. However, many retailers still struggle to understand how the Internet of Things can deliver real value to them and their businesses.

Outcome

For this SAP sponsored student challenge, we conceptualized a service offering using existing sales data, IoT, and AI to deliver in-the-moment sales support to retail sales teams.

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Design Sprint

How might we build community at SMC's Center for Media and Design?

CHALLENGE

In August of 2017, Santa Monica College's Center for Media and Design opened its doors for the first time. As part of our Design for Community Change class, we were challenged by Dean Frank Dawson to create community within the new campus.

Outcome

My team and I proposed Walls for Scribbles, a set of wall installations creating space for casual collisions and public-private conversations between students, staff, and faculty.

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