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"
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 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"
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"