designer
i make things

Projects

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Exploring Screen Size

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Prototyping Interactions with Hardware and Software

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Exploring Kinect and openFrameworks

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City of Big Data Visualizations

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Secret Shelf Sensor Bananza

User Experience

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Ideation, Distillation, Execution

I prefer the deep end, flailing around in unfamiliar data and eventually surfacing with new ideas to MAKE and test.

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Ideation

My creations start with sketching, sketching, sketching...

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Storyboards

And eventually a story unfolds

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Wireframing

And then actual screens and interactions need to be distilled

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Wireframes

Sometimes they're simple, sometimes complex

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User Research

We validate our creations by understanding our users' motivations, sometimes it requires inventiveness...

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GoPro for Ethnography

I designed a GoPro mount for us to wear during our field sessions. 3D printed goodness.

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Findings Presentation

Distilling video and transcripts to insights takes time, but the pay-offs are great.

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Pitching the Intel Tablet Wall

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The final Intel Wall

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Sketching and wiring a Taxi App

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Executing on those sketches

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Sketches for a secret Shelf

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The Storyboards and final product

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from excel to idea

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and finally an app

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did i mention i like data?

Prototyping

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Prototyping In 3D

We needed to visualize data in 3D for the City of Big Data project, so I prototyped these in Cinema4D

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Visualizing Tweets and the CTA

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Prototyping for ContreJour

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Prototyping with Box2D

Click it and check it

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WebGL plus HTML layer

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An ambitious hardware and software prototype

I wanted to build an HTML5 video game with a real-world controler, so I made a virtual thumbwrestling game.

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Hulk Hands plus Arduino hardware and embedded sensors, all mapped to traditional thumb-moves

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A friendly battle

Social Design

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OpenIdeo

OpenIdeo is a fantastic forum for designers to give back

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Sketches for a couple winning concepts

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Amnesty winning concept

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Design House

Design House matches designers with local manufacturers that have latent production capabilities.

Diversions

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Laser Navigation

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Hardware plus Software

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Peoples Garment Company

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I design and print vintage sports apparel

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All I wanted was a skinny wallet

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It blew up into a business

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that needed a folding machine

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these are closeups