Simply Accounting is a prominent desktop accounting application for small and medium-sized businesses developed by Sage. I worked with their User Centered Design team practicing iterative design and testing of multiple new features in an agile development environment in an effort to maintain Simply’s reputation of being easy-to-learn and use.
Role: Interaction Designer, Prototype Builder, Usability Analyst, User Experience Advocate
Wake is an awareness initiative seeking to educate people about the importance of shark and tuna to the ocean’s ecosystem and to our daily lives. The site www.wakeproject.net uses playful graphic design and impressive imagery to explain why sharks and tuna are awesome, why they are becoming increasingly endangered, why this is a problem and what people can do to help save them.
Role: Developer (Drupal, PHP, CSS), Assistant Designer
MyView Video Diver
The MyView Video Diver is a concept application for viewing and browsing video embedded with hyperlinks, data annotations and support for navigation in a 3D video space. My worked experimented with interfaces to support a user navigating among multiple video streams and their personal viewing history. The Video Diver is part of an ongoing project in the HCT lab detailed in this project page.
Role: Researcher, Designer, Developer (Python, Java)
QLeaves is a system for distributing and sharing digital media in public spaces through physical objects. The QLeaf is a leaf-shaped card printed with two QRcodes by which people may read and write digital messages and photos to and from the QLeaf using a mobile phone’s email and web browsing applications. QLeaves was designed and developed with NTT’s Cyber Solutions Laboratory and exhibited at Miraikan in Tokyo, Japan. Read more about QLeaves (æ—¥æœ¬èªž).
Role: Researcher, Designer, Developer (Java Servlets & Mailets, Flash)
Meeting Probes are based on Bill Gaver et al’s Cultural Probes design technique and used to uncover attitudes and achieve new insights about meetings in the workplace. We created meeting probes as an exploratory design exercise for a group of colleagues entering a new research area – communication surrounding workplace meetings. Read more about Meeting Probes.
Role: Researcher, Designer, Facilitator, Interpreter
Echology is an interactive sound and video artwork for participants to collaboratively play with directional sounds initiated by the playful movements of Belugas whales captured with a live webcam provided by the Vancouver Aquarium. I developed Echology with three other artists in the HCT lab and used it in a case study for my thesis work on the role of studying participant experience in the life of an interactive artwork. Read more about Echology.
Role: Researcher, Designer, Developer (Max/MSP + Jitter, Phidgets), User Study Facilitator
The Memory Collage is a concept system exploring the use of information capturing devices in the environment of a social gathering. Photographs, audio recordings and writings are collected and stored to be browsed later in a collage-type interface. We implemented and studied a prototype of the Memory Collage system for a course in Human Interface Technologies. Read more about the Memory Collage project.
Role: Researcher, Designer, Developer (C, Phidgets), User Study Facilitator