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

Continuing Animation Experiments

Scrollbar Animation By adding onto an existing scrollbar motion effect, I created a new video for Austin Lee’s IXD Lab.  First, I experimented with the Adobe Illustrator file that moves in the animation.  I added some gradients and a curving brush stroke. Then I re-imported that file to… 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

FreeFlow Finance Platform

FreeFlow: a revenue management platform for freelancers and small business During my 12-week User Experience Design class at General Assembly, I researched, designed and prototyped a new web application. Motivation As a freelancer, I accept payment via many methods: Stripe, PayPal, Square cash, Chase Quick Pay, old-fashioned paper check,and direct bank… Read More

Credit Underwriting Process Re-design

A project I completed prior to any training in User Experience or User Interface design. Client: Rent, a software startup offering landlords and property managers online rental applications and tenant screening.  One screening method is a credit report, which documents a person’s financial reliability.  This report contains a… Read More

IDEO U: Insights for Innovation Course

In March of 2015 I enrolled in an online course to learn more about UX design methods. The class was taught by the design agency IDEO. The course, “Insights for Innovation” was taught by Coe Leta Stafford and Jane Fulton Siri and focused on high quality ethnographic and contextual research, interviewing… 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