What gets you excited about reading? Perhaps it’s the idea of being transported to another time period. Maybe a friend recommended an interesting book, or you decided you’d like to go on an adventure. I worked with a team of kids ages 7 to 11 to develop a prototype for Storytime, an interactive storybook app. […]Read more "Storytime"
A recipe app designed with visually impaired users in mind. Created for my interactive design class. Interact with the prototype online or keep scrolling to view the different phases of the project. Problem definition How do you improve the recipe reading experience for both sighted and blind or low-vision chefs? Research findings Before I started designing, […]Read more "RecipeMate"
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is home to the nation’s largest organization of scientists, engineers and technologists who build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study Earth, the sun, our solar system and the universe. NASA Goddard’s 2016 rewind is a small sampling of the center’s highlights and memorable moments. Clare Skelly, […]Read more "Goddard Mixtape"
NASA has been named the “Best Place to Work” among large agencies in the federal government for the fifth year in a row, and the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center ranked No. 1 within NASA (No. 10 among 305 overall agency subcomponents across the federal government). The rankings are a result of the Employee Viewpoint […]Read more "Best places to work"
Just a little something to celebrate the Chicago Cubs, who finally won the World Series this year. My family is from Chicago, so it was a pretty special night for us — especially for my great uncle, who’s 102 and had never before seen them win. Let’s #FlytheW!Read more "Cubs"
Problem + Goal Too many students are dropping out of college X (stakeholder). The dropout rate at College X is 62%. The drop out at College Y rate is 45% The VP of Enrollment wants to compare competitive data on a mobile device (a dashboard) on the go anytime. The experience needs to be at least 2 screens. […]Read more "School Showdown"
There’s something so relaxing about smashing some old glass and remixing pieces into a mosaic. This is the result of what happened when my mom asked me to help overhaul our mailbox. This took about three days from start to finish. Here’s the work in progress, before my mom filled in the gaps with grout and we […]Read more "Mailbox"
The Bitcamp team is dedicated to transparency. Part of my responsibility as a lead organizer for the 2016 hackathon was to create a post-event report that reflects on our experience. I noted the highlights of our event and areas where we could improve in the future. This document helps our incoming team know where we have […]Read more "Bitcamp Post-Event Report"
Comic book retailers tend to have limited access to online systems and inventory management tools, making it difficult for comic book subscribers to manage their subscriptions. Stu Colson, owner of New Zealand’s Heroes for Sale comic book store, decided to create his own system, ComicHub. ComicHub provides both a retailer point-of-sale (POS) system and a mobile app […]Read more "ComicHub Usability Testing"
Nomad takes the stress out of planning group trips. This smartphone app enables travelers to collaborate on all aspects of a trip, from drafting an itinerary to documenting and sharing the adventures that happen along the way. The app recommends destinations, supports collaborative itinerary creation and organizes moments captured during the trip. My teammates and […]Read more "Nomad"
I wanted sponsors to feel warmly welcomed the minute they walked into the Armory for Bitcamp 2016. After all, they’re a major reason why we’re able to put on a weekend-long event for 1,000+ hackers. This year, I created a personalized information packet that we distributed to every company that attended Bitcamp. The packet contained […]Read more "Bitcamp Sponsorship Info Packet"
Why must academic posters be so boring? I mean, look at them: Ugh! I wanted to mix things up with my poster design for a course assignment. My team needed to showcase three ideas for a travel app we were designing (learn more about Nomad). I worked with Rachael from my team to design a poster that […]Read more "Nomad poster"
I observed how people use and interact with technology at a Capital Bikeshare Station in the Washington Metropolitan area. I defined two broad tasks for my observation — check out a bike and return a bike. GOALS Understand how users perform a well-defined task using technology via in-site observation Reflect on what makes a technology […]Read more "User interaction observation – Capital Bikeshare"
From sketches to sheet metal and military-grade weapon parts, a look at the redesign process of the Ghostbusters’ proton pack and neutrino wand To think outside the box, sometimes you might have to put yourself in an imaginary world. That’s what my teammates Alicia Geller, Gowtham Ashok and I did when we decided to build a modernized proton […]Read more "Proton Pack + Neutrino Wand"
Photos taken during Technica, a 24-hour all-ladies hackathon held at the University of Maryland in November 2015. I took these photos for Technica’s Facebook page and interviewed the participants to learn about their career aspirations and tech interests.Read more "Ladies of Technica"
I painted a photo booth backdrop for Technica, an all-ladies hackathon held in November at the University of Maryland. I used a roll of black photo backdrop and white, pink and blue acrylic paint to create the designs. The resulting backdrop was a little over 8.5 x 8.5 feet. I also created this inspiration wall, which […]Read more "Technica"
McKeldin Mall @ University of Maryland Testudo Stamp Student Union Memorial Chapel Xfinity CenterRead more "Campus scenes"
As one of the world’s largest car-sharing services, Zipcar gives its network of 900,000 users access to about 10,000 cars and trucks at hourly and daily rates. I conducted a usability study to evaluate the interface of Zipcar’s website, zipcar.com. The following report details my process of conducting the study, observations made during the tests and […]Read more "Zipcar.com usability study"
Farm Fresh is a smartphone app that lets users purchase fruit, vegetables and herbs from local farms. I designed this app for my Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction class assignment that asked us to prototype a grocery app. While designing the app, I considered the types of people who would probably be using this app. I […]Read more "Farm Fresh"
Capital News Service reporter Christine Rice and I analyzed Uber pricing data to see how often the ride-hailing service’s surge multiplier spikes in five Washington, D.C. neighborhoods. Click the image below to explore our interactive project. We scraped Uber’s API and analyzed more than 2 million rows of data using MySQL. We created the graphs in Highcharts, […]Read more "Uber and the surge"
Some canvases I painted for my dorm room. They’ve moved with me to every dorm or apartment I’ve lived in since freshman year. They make me happy.Read more "Maryland pride"
This map ran as part of a Diamondback feature on Greek life and rush week. I created image in Photoshop and used Thinglink to add hover-over buttons. When you hover over the red houses, you can see the name of the fraternity or sorority house. View the interactive map.Read more "UMD Greek Life"
December 2014 Final project for my studio art class. I created 48 5×5-inch Bristol board squares and illustrated pictures of Converse shoes. The complete series, mounted on foam board, takes the viewer through the life of a Converse shoe, starting with the moment a person first finds the shoebox in a store. Throughout the work, the […]Read more "Converse All-Stars"
The Diamondback’s annual holiday shopping guide, December 2014. I designed and laid out the eight-page tab. I also assisted photo editor James Levin during the magazine photo shoot (I’m the awkward model on page 2), and I helped freelance reporters write their stories for the guide. For many of these reporters, these themed tabs are their gateway […]Read more "Holiday shopping guide 2014"
November 2014 page design for Unwind, the University of Maryland’s arts and entertainment magazine. I based the design around the look of Ello, a social media website. Click the image to view the full-size PDF.Read more "Ello page design"
The Diamondback’s 2014 guide to College Park restaurants and bars. Click the image to view the PDF. Layout and design by Jenny Hottle.Read more "Restaurant and bar guide"
Front cover of the 2014 College Park Guide, an 8-page tab introducing University of Maryland freshmen to the campus and surrounding city. As The Diamondback’s general assignment editor, one of my responsibilities includes putting out six supplemental tabs throughout the year. I assign all the stories and edit them, and then I design the pages with some […]Read more "College Park Guide"
Bel Air, Maryland || July 28, 2014 It only took about three months, but my family finally finished our big summer project! My dad used his woodworking skills to build the cornhole boards. I sketched the designs and led the painting portion of the project. My little sister helped with some of the painting, and my […]Read more "Cornhole boards"
What a fun week of photo shoots! I offered to take graduation photos for a few friends so I could get more experience with portraits. All of the people involved were so enthusiastic, which resulted in some hilarious pictures.Read more "May Graduations"
Washington, D.C. || May 2014 Final project for my photojournalism course. I spent the last part of the spring 2014 semester riding the Metro lines pretty much from end to end and shooting various aspects of the stations. Shot with a Nikon D5100 and Nikkor 50mm lens.Read more "On and around the Metro"
Washington, D.C. || May 6, 2014 I stopped by a Big Ten Conference at the Verizon Center featuring University of Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson and Terrapins men’s basketball Coach Mark Turgeon. My friend Kaz was covering it for The DBK, and he asked if I could shoot some photos for online and print. Shot […]Read more "B1G PRESS CONFERENCE"
College Park, Maryland || April 14, 2014 Fast shutter speed practice for my photojournalism class. Kaz and Dapps were playing basketball, so it was the perfect opportunity (and a good low-stress environment) for practicing. I shot these photos on my Nikon D5100 and used an 80-200mm lens. Perks of working for a college newspaper and […]Read more "Leonardtown basketball"
Washington, D.C. || April 13, 2014 Some friends and I went to the Cherry Blossom Festival this weekend. Naturally, Kelsey and I brought our cameras — it was a perfect opportunity to get some shots for our class. Shot with a Nikon D5100 and Nikkor 50mm lens. This kid was so adorable! Not everyone was […]Read more "Cherry Blossom Festival"
Bel Air, Maryland || March 2014 much doge very happy wow This is my dog, Jake, hanging out in the kitchen where I normally find him lounging in the morning sun. Shot with a Nikon D5100 and Nikkor 50mm lens.Read more "Jake"
Bel Air, Md. || March 21, 2014 I decorated some Ukrainian eggs with my sister, Becky, over spring break. Shot with a Nikon D5100 and Nikkor 50mm lens.Read more "PYSANKY"
College Park, Maryland || March 8, 2014 Erasable Inc., the University of Maryland’s only all-improv comedy group. They perform on the steps of McKeldin every Friday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., and they’re hilarious. I tested out a beautiful 70-200mm lens while working on fast shutter speeds for my photojournalism class. The only minor […]Read more "Erasable Inc"
College Park, Md. || March 2014 JOUR 368P assignment: slow shutter speed I’m still trying to figure out how to balance all the settings, but it’s a start. My professor says catching the moment is the first step and that the rest of the adjustments will start to make more sense. Shot with a Nikon […]Read more "slow shutter"
College Park, Maryland || Feb. 18, 2014 A police chase ended in a car crash on Rossburg Drive on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Witnesses said a male driver drove across a grassy area between Guilford and Hartwick roads at about 6 p.m., then clipped the corner of Rossburg and Hartwick and spun out. We didn’t […]Read more "Car chases and ferrets"
College Park, Maryland || Feb. 19, 2014 University of Maryland students Olivia Newport (left) and Aaron Kasinitz (right) discuss articles in The Diamondback during their editors’ meeting on Feb. 19, 2014. The Diamondback is the university’s daily independent student newspaper. Newport is a managing editor, and Kasinitz is a sports editor and the Terrapins men’s […]Read more "Ed meeting"
May 2012 Freshman year, some of my friends teased me about some of the music I like to listen to. But I absolutely love my mid-level indie music tastes, so I created this poster and hung it in my room. Most bands on here aren’t even considered indie bands anymore, but apparently their style still fits […]Read more "Mid-level indie bands"
College Park, Maryland || Oct. 27, 2013 Midfielder Ashley Spivey streaks down the sideline past a Boston College defender in the Terrapins game on Sunday, Oct. 27. Jenny Hottle/For The Diamondback Nikon D300S (f/2.8 | 1/2,000 sec | 200mm)Read more "Terps soccer"
College Park, Maryland || spring 2012.Read more "Testudo of the mall"