Huddle: Redesigning the Baby Shower

Context The following documents the final Interaction Design Studio project at Carnegie Mellon University’s Masters of Design program. The professors were Ashley Deal and Raelynn O’Leary.  This seven week project was a team effort with myself, Lauren Miller and Monica Looze. Brief: Design a product ecosystem that extends beyond… Read More

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… Read More

Grocery Store Reuseable Bag Brag Flag

In this project for my Interaction Design Studio, 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… Read More

A work in progress thought on art and design

There is a similarity between design and art in the aim for intentionality. During an art critique, an artist must defend each visual or medium decision to her viewers. If she can’t defend a decision, then she must at least be aware of a passive decision or intuitive… Read More

Sky Above Clouds.0

  One Saturday in May I took a drive from Tempe back to my parent’s house in Phoenix.  The 101 freeway cuts through an indian reservation and farmland that is largely open and undeveloped so there’s space to see the famous Big Sky of the desert Southwest.  That… Read More