Master's Thesis | Pt. 1: Design Research Summary
Plastic is a problem. "How might we delightfully reduce single-use utensils amongst US urbanites?" This is the challenge I am exploring as my master's thesis in the Strategic Design & Management program at Parsons at The New School. Part One–Design Thinking Research–will be part of a four booklet set with the completion of the program in May 2018. Download a free PDF of the first booklet by clicking the button below.
Pt. 1: Design Research Summary Appendix
Separately, I've compiled templates, maps, and diagrams used during this process in an appendix.
Tutorials | In progress
Playing in the space where communications and technology meet, I've had the opportunity to translate each side, whether it is basic design and principles to help a more technical audience convey their project value or the thought process in setting up simple relational data hierarchies to help a marketing and communications team run and measure success more efficiently.
SXSW 2016 Interactive | Business cards, web page, custom Google map
During SXSW, you have an opportunity to meet highly interesting and intelligent people from all over to world. As an Austin native, I decided to integrate the question I get most — "What do you recommend?" — into a purposeful first impression.
Note | Social media analysis and visualization
How might you synthesize social media and visualize it in a new way? What if you introduced senses beyond just sight?
What began as an exercise to reimagine social media data from an event turned into a prototype for a new type of "live music."
Say Yes Moments | Blog
A bold, thoughtful, proactive choice when the reward may outweigh a great risk; inherently requires declining other options that distract or conflict with said choice.
A "say yes moment," if you will. This passion project started as a personal way of sharing my decision and process of moving to New York, and I have recently expanded it to be a forum in which to share others' stories of bold decisions with the goal of celebrating and encouraging personal feats of bravery. Take a look and consider sharing your own moment!