Ross Business School Usability Study

Website
Project Ross
Client
Michigan Ross School of Business
Responsibilities
Interaction Map Creation, Persona and Scenario Lead, Survey and Usability Test Designer, Analysis and Recommendations, Copywriting, Presentation
Deliverables
Interaction Map, Usability and UX Research Reports and Presentation

At the University of Michigan School of Information, I worked on a team project for SI 622: Evaluation of Systems and Services for the Michigan Ross School of Business, on the evaluation and analysis of their public site, in a project we called Project Ross. I worked with my team in conducting extensive usability evaluation and testing, […]

Ross Business School Usability Study

Project Peregrine Contextual Design

Website
Project Peregrine
Client
CHI 2010 Interaction Design Student Competition, SI expoSItion 2010 Student Competition
Responsibilities
Concept, UX Research Lead, Interface Design, Lo-Fi Prototyping, Usability Testing, Presentations, All Website Writing and Copywriting
Deliverables
Hi-Fi Prototype, Short Paper, Poster and Project Website

At the University of Michigan School of Information, I worked on a team project for SI 682: Interface and Interaction Design called Project Peregrine. We choose to develop and create a prototype for a mobile social walking system through interest matching for submission in the CHI 2010 Interaction Design Student Competition, using the Contextual Design […]

Results
expoSItion 2010- 2nd Place in Social Computing Category
Project Peregrine Contextual Design

Usable Business Card Research/Design

Deliverables
Vertical Format Business Card

One of my favorite side projects was the design of my business card, which was initially spurred by a course assignment at the University of Michigan School of Information, SI 520: Graphic Design. I decided that rather than simply designing a conventional card, I would approach the business card as a UX problem, understand the ideal […]

Results
LifeHacker Article
Usable Business Card Research/Design

Graphic Design Work

Client
SI 520: Graphic Design
Responsibilities
Graduate Student
Deliverables
Many Print and Digital Projects, including Website Mockups, Bookmarks and Booklets, Business Cards, Presentation and Informative Posters

At the University of Michigan School of Information, I took SI 520: Graphic Design, in which I learned the principles of graphic design, such as color theory, grid use, typography, the rule of three, web, print, and postage standards, and the use of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Bridge. I also created a variety of […]

Graphic Design Work

Music Sampling Exploratory Analysis

Website
Project In The Mix
Client
Exploratory Data Analysis Course Project
Responsibilities
Data Collection, Quick Plotting, Factorization, Multi-Layer Factorization, Exploration, Publication-Ready Graphics
Deliverables
Exploratory Data Analyses, Publication-Ready Graphics, and Project Website

Complete project site w/process, code, and visualizations available here While at the University of Michigan School of Information, I performed an extensive exploratory data analysis project on hip-hop and rap music sampling behaviors, called Project In The Mix, for SI 618: Exploratory Data Analysis. As music sampling is a very important and current hot button […]

Music Sampling Exploratory Analysis

MemCatch User Interface Design

Client
MemCatch LLC
Responsibilities
User Interace Designer Intern
Deliverables
Clickable, Functional Prototypes, Web-Ready Graphics, Written Copy

While at the University of Michigan School of Information, I interned for a local startup, MemCatch LLC, as a User Interface Intern. It was a particularly interesting position, as when I came in (along with another intern), MemCatch had developed the framework and very basic UI for a “collaborative knowledgebase”, a very unique concept centered […]

MemCatch User Interface Design

Discourse Emotion Analysis

Website
Pedagogical Discourse Project
Client
USC Information Sciences Institute
Responsibilities
Emotion Act Creation, Annotator, Statistical Analysis, Publication Copywriting
Deliverables
Emotion Tagging System, Annotated Corpus, Two Publications and Presentation

I worked on the Pedagogical Discourse Project at the USC Information Sciences Institute in an internship capacity for several years, first as an unpaid undergraduate intern, and after my graduation as a paid intern. The purpose of the project is to develop methods for scaffolding and analyzing student online discussion boards in order to facilitate learning through […]

Results
Presented at the Workshop on Computational Models for Natural Argument, Intl Joint Conference on AI (IJCAI), 2009, and at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 2010
Discourse Emotion Analysis

FSLd: fMRI Analysis and GUI

Client
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
Responsibilities
Analysis/Reimplimentation of SPM, Interface Design
Deliverables
Functional Alpha of Statistical Analysis and GUI, Presentation and Writeup

While at UCLA, I worked as an undergraduate research assistant for the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior in re-implementing a statistical analysis package for fMRI data, with several added analysis features. The original analysis package, SPMd, is a toolset for analysis of fMRI statistics and data for the SPM analysis package. The professor […]

FSLd: fMRI Analysis and GUI