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    1. Urbanity Planet and the Art World

      The twentysomethings of Urbanity Planet find themselves at an art opening that is both down to earth and inflated with meaning. This seven page excerpt is just one of the many adventures in this webcomic series! Read more Urbanity Planet, my webcomic about coming of age on another planet, on Tumblr or Medium! Or, if …

      1. Pittsburgh Civic Visions research

        This semester at Carnegie Mellon I’ve been fortunate to work with professor Dan Lockton as a research assistant. The project that I am working on is called Pittsburgh Civic Visions, on a team that includes Dan, myself, Ashlesha Dhotey, Nehal Vora,two other design masters candidates and Silvia Mata-Marin, a PhD candidate. The intent of this research …

        1. Grocery Interaction Prototype

          I worked to improve an interaction taking place in the context of the grocery store checkout lane. Seeking to create better visibility for customers who bring their own reuseable bags to the store, I innovated a solution that utilizes the existing wand that customers use to separate their orders.  My updated wand prototype has a …

          1. Another Bus Stop

            The second assignment in Austin Lee’s Prototyping Lab class was to use six examples from an animation library and create a new, short animation of our own. I decided to create some vector art to illustrate this assignment, using familiar characters from my Urbanity Planet series. I first looked over all of the baseline motions in …

            1. Introducing the Embrace Health HPV Campaign

              The Embrace Health HPV Campaign is a complete, self-contained program aiming to increase HPV Vaccination rates on college campuses. Hajira Qazi, a fellow graduate student, and I researched and designed this program as a part of our Visual Communications Studio at Carnegie Mellon University.  Our client was the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD), represented by Abby Wilson, …

              1. Embrace Health HPV Campaign

                The Embrace Health HPV Campaign is a complete, self-contained program aiming to increase HPV Vaccination rates on college campuses. Hajira Qazi, a fellow graduate student, and I researched and designed this program as a part of our Visual Communications Studio at Carnegie Mellon University.  Our client was the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD). The campaign is made …

                1. Trace Measures Video

                  For this Time and Motion project, our brief was to explain a design research method or concept.  The method I chose is the study of “trace measures”. Perhaps a little over eager for my first-ever Adobe After Effects animation project, I sketched and inked backgrounds by hand, and then used Photoshop brushes to add texture and shading. …