Portfolio

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Project Aura - Glass and Beyond
Project Aura – Glass and Beyond / Image: USPTO

Title: Google Hardware / Project Aura Wearables
Roles: Vendor on Google [x] Product Specialist teams / identify and track issues in hardware and software / internal prototype user programs / develop product taxonomies / data analysis / user feedback sessions with Engineering and UX / project reporting to cross-functional teams
Project Type: Wearable consumer product development and support (2013-2016) (including 6 mos. with medical device Liftware team).
Description: “The Project Aura, Glass and Beyond division is a world-class team focused on the cutting edge of hardware, software and industrial design. It is charged with pioneering, developing, building and launching smart wearables and other related products in line with Google’s ambitious and visionary objectives.”
Partners: Vendor under non-disclosure.
URL: https://developers.google.com/glass | https://www.solveforx.com/graduated

 

Human Computer Interaction and Informal Science Education HCI+ISE 2013
Human Computer Interaction and Informal Science Education HCI+ISE 2013

Title: Human Computer Interaction and Informal Science Education (HCI+ISE) 2013
Roles: Curator / co-organizer
Project Type: Professional conference and technology demos (2013)
Description:  Conference brought together 60 museum and technology professionals to explore the coming impact of HCI technology in ISE settings.
Partners: Open Exhibits / Ideum / Independent Exhibitions
URL: http://www.openexhibits.org/reseach/hci-ise

 

Resolution by Zigelbaum + Coelho
Computational materials – Resolution by Zigelbaum + Coelho / Photo: Elizabeth Gwinner

Title: Resolution
Roles: Curator / project manager / exhibit design / interaction design / UX
Project Type: Interactive art installation (2012) at Tech Museum San Jose CA
Description: This artwork’s fluid interface allows one to experience computational materials and harkens to the pre-digital images of cathode ray tubes and half-tone printing.
Partners:  Jamie Zigelbaum / Marcelo CoelhoZero1 Biennial / MacArthur Foundation
URL: http://www.cmarcelo.com/#/resolution

 

Reactable
Reactable

Title: Reactable
Roles: Interaction testing and prototyping / exhibit design team / interaction design / UX
Project Type: Interactive science museum exhibit (2012)
Description: This custom installation of the well-known Reactable table was developed to play instruments from a variety of musical styles.
Partners: Dr. Geoffrey Thomas / Reactable staff / The Tech Museum
URL: https://my.thetech.org/exhibits/detail/59

 

Stanford d.school Design for Science 2012
Stanford d.school Design for Science 2012

Title: Stanford d.school – Design for Science
Roles: 2012 Teaching Team
Project Type: Hasso Plattner d.school at Stanford Univ. graduate level design course (2012)
Description: Part of teaching team for science visualization, data visualization, and museum interaction design sprints
Partners: Stamen Design / Dr. Geoffrey Thomas / Dr. Maryanna Rogers / Noah Zimmerman
URL: http://dschool.stanford.edu/d-science-design-for-science/

 

Resolution signage 2012
Resolution signage 2012

Title: Resolution (signage)
Roles: Graphic design
Project Type: Large format museum signage (2012)
Description: Signage graphic design for interactive tangible media art installation
Partners: The Tech Museum fabrication
URL: http://www.thetech.org/plan-your-visit/galleries/sv-innovation

 

Open Innovation and Open Source: A Guide for Content Developers
Open Innovation and Open Source: A Guide for Content Developers

Title: Open Innovation and Open Source: A Guide for Content Developers
Roles: Analyst / Author / presenter
Project Type: Paper / grant results report (2012)
Description: This report covers methods for co-creation, collaboration, design, participation, rapid prototyping, and open source development of content.
Partners: Gordon and Betty Moore Fdn. / The Tech Museum / Museums and the Web
URL: http://www.museumsandtheweb.com/mw2012/papers/open_innovation

 

MakerFaire@TheTech 2012
MakerFaire@TheTech 2012

Title: MakerFaire@TheTech
Roles: Curator / interaction design / exhibit design / project manager / digital signage / interaction design / UX
Project Type: Interactive exhibits (2012) at Tech Museum San Jose CA
Description: Twelve curated interactives developed in partnership with Maker Faire exhibitors.
Partners: LittleBits / Multiplo / Spinbots / others 
URL: http://makerfaire.com/bay-area-2012/press-highlights-2012

 

Hextables - Hexagonal table design
Hextables – Hexagonal table design

Title: Hextable
Roles: Product design
Project Type: Configurable tables (2012) in use at Tech Museum San Jose CA
Description: Designed table system for maximum interactivity with hexagonal shape, adjustable height, removable top border, and accompanying signage.
Partners: Chris Harding + Tech Museum fabrication / John Viera (rendering) 
URL: http://makerfaire.com/bay-area-2012/press-highlights-2012

 

UserResearch_PixelThread
User research personas / The Tech Open Source 2011

Title: The Tech Open Source (redesign)
Roles: Web Product Manager / community manager / user research / interaction design / UX
Project Type: Community  project-based website (2011)
Description: Revised design community website with user profiles, full portfolios,  and project showcase.
Partners: Sam Menter
URL: https://open.thetech.org/ 

 

Smart Museum Proposal 2011
Smart Museum Proposal 2011

Title: Smart Museum Grant Proposal
Roles: Research / concept / proposal writing
Project Type: Grant proposal funded to $3M (2011)
Description: Contributed open source / open collaboration concepts and details to this proposal to develop responsive museum experiences.
Partners: Dr. Alana Conner / Google.org / Gordon and Betty Moore Fdn.
URL: http://legacy.www.thetech.org/about-us/media-room/major-google

 

Tech Test Zone opening 2011-11-15
Tech Test Zone opening 2011-11-15

Title: Tech Test Zone
Roles: Curator / interaction design / exhibit design / project manager / UX
Project Type: Emerging technology exhibition (2011) at Tech Museum San Jose CA
Description: Six interactive stations where visitors directly encounter research-level emerging technology hands-in.
Partners: Andre Michelle / John MacDuffie Woodburn / Matt Miller / Flir / Dr. Ross Smith / Ideum / OpenExhibits / Intel / Ori Inbar
URL: http://www.cnet.com/pictures/future-tech-exhibit-plugs-museum-interactivity-photos/

 

 

Tech Test Zone Feedback Stations - on iPad
Tech Test Zone Feedback Stations – on iPad / Photo: CNet

Title: Feedback Stations
Roles: Interaction design / exhibit design / project manager / UX
Project Type: Interactive exhibit kiosk (2011) at Tech Museum San Jose CA
Description: Touch-screen stations allow users to send messages directly to researchers, while a database plots perceived impact of the technology on display.
Partners: Aaditya Bhatia / Emil So
URL: http://www.cnet.com/pictures/future-tech-exhibit-plugs-museum

 

DigitalFoam-2015-11-15
Tangible interface – “Digital Foam” / Photo: CNet

Title: Digital Foam
Roles: Interaction design / exhibit design / project manager / UX
Project Type: Interactive exhibit (2011) at Tech Museum San Jose CA
Description: Interactive public display of recently patented deformable surface.
Partners: Dr. Ross Smith Univ. of S. Australia Adelaide
URL: http://www.google.com/patents/US20100225340

 

Eye Tracking - "Pixel" / Photo: CNet
Eye Tracking – “Pixel” / Photo: CNet

Title: Pixel
Roles: Interaction design / exhibit design / project manager / UX
Project Type: Interactive exhibit (2011) at Tech Museum San Jose CA
Description: Eye-tracking experience in which observers can see where the current user is looking.
Partners: John MacDuffie Woodburn / Matt Miller / Eyewriter software
URL: http://mmworks.mattmillerart.com/work/pixel

 

BodyZoom-2011-11-15
Gestural interface – “Body Zoom” / Photo: CNet

Title: Body Zoom
Roles: Interaction design / exhibit design / project manager / UX
Project Type: Interactive exhibit (2011) at Tech Museum San Jose CA
Description: Open-source software and a Kinect motion sensor enable gigapixel image zoom.
Partners: Open Exhibits / Ideum
URL: http://openexhibits.org/download/gigapixel-viewer/

 

Tangible shape and sound - "Sound Circles" / Photo: CNet
Tangible shape and sound – “Sound Circles” / Photo: CNet

Title: Sound Circles
Roles: Interaction design / exhibit design / project manager / UX
Project Type: Interactive exhibit (2011) at Tech Museum San Jose CA
Description: Interactive exhibit based on iOS app
Partners: Andre Michelle
URL: http://lab.andre-michelle.com/pulsate

 

TraceaRace-2011-11-15
Augmented reality – ‘Trace-A-Race” / Photo: CNet

Title: Trace-A-Race
Roles: Interaction design / exhibit design / project manager / UX
Project Type: Interactive exhibit (2011) at Tech Museum San Jose CA
Description: Interactive augmented reality driving game on iPad
Partners: Ori Inbar / Ogmento (later Flyby Media acquired by Apple)
URL: http://www.cnet.com/pictures/future-tech-exhibit-plugs-museum

 

Augmented vision - "Thermal Camera" / Photo: CNet
Augmented vision – “Thermal Camera” / Photo: CNet

Title: Augmented Vision
Roles: Interaction design / exhibit design / project manager / UX
Project Type: Interactive exhibit (2011) at Tech Museum San Jose CA
Description: Experiential exhibit using thermal camera to view whole-body and groups.
Partners: FLIR Systems
URL: www.flir.com

 

Interfaces for the New Decade - Heist demo
Interfaces for the New Decade – Heist demo

Title: Interfaces for the New Decade
Roles:  Concept / curator / project manager / speaker
Project Type: Professional conference and technology demos (2011)
Description: What might the museum sector learn and adopt from emerging interfaces in the coming decade?
Partners:  Open Exhibits / Ideum / Intel / Simiosys / Gordon and Betty Moore Fdn.
URL: http://testzone2011.eventbrite.com/

 

Science of the City logo
Science of the City logo 2011

Title: Science of the City
Roles: Concept team / contest administration / web design / usability / UX
Project Type: International video contest (2011)
Description: This competition challenges filmmakers to create insightful two-minute vignettes revealing science found in everyday life.
Partners: Dr. Ramon Sanguesa / Irene LaPuente / Gordon and Betty Moore Fdn.
URL: http://www.scienceofthecity.net

 

Microchip Clips / Photo: Intel
Microchip Clips / Photo: Intel

Title: Microchip Clips
Roles: Concept / curator / contest administration / graphic design
Project Type: International video contest / science museum exhibit (2010)
Description: This competition challenged filmmakers to create insightful vignettes revealing the function and impact of microchips.
Partners: Gordon and Betty Moore Fdn.Intel / Dr. Alana Conner / The Tech Museum
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO7uAzH-kQA&list=PLBCC59673C9CED3E8

 

Prototype an Interactive Exhibit in 90 Minutes Using Digital Tools
Prototype an Interactive Exhibit in 90 Minutes Using Digital Tools

Title:Prototype an Interactive Exhibit in 90 Minutes Using Digital Tool
Roles: Author / presenter
Project Type: Paper / professional training (2010)
Description: Professional training on use of 3D prototyping in an online virtual world.
Partners: Gordon and Betty Moore Fdn. / The Tech Museum / Museums and the Web
URL: http://www.museumsandtheweb.com/biblio/prototype_an_interactive

lessismooreTitle: Less is Moore
Roles: Interaction design / exhibit design / funding grant author / UX
Project Type: Interactive science museum exhibit (2010)
Description: This exhibit illustrates the speed of transistor switching inside microchips by displaying milliseconds elapsed in a hand wave.
Partners: Intel / Jodelle French / Dr. Peter Friess / Birgit Binner / The Tech Museum
URL: https://my.thetech.org/exhibits/detail/62
 

Silicon ON/OFF
Silicon ON/OFF

Title: Silicon ON/OFF
Roles: Interaction design / exhibit design / funding grant author / UX
Project Type: Interactive science museum exhibit (2010)
Description: This exhibit illustrates the basic function of a microchip transistor gate as the basic unit inside a microchip.
Partners: Intel / Jodelle French / Dr. Peter Friess / Birgit Binner / The Tech Museum
URL: https://my.thetech.org/exhibits/detail/63

 

Places of Invention
Places of Invention

Title: Places of Invention
Roles: Design exploration lead / mentor
Project Type: Museum exhibition (design stage) (2009)
Description: Lead exploratory design sprints with 20+ professional and pro bono designers on three themes related to upcoming Smithsonian exhibition.
Partners:  Smithsonian Lemelson Center / Dr. Peter Friess / Dr. Arthur Molella
URL: http://invention.si.edu

 

Buy and Cell
Buy and Cell

Title: Buy and Cell
Roles: Interaction design / exhibit design / UX
Project Type: Interactive science museum exhibit (2010)
Description: This exhibit simulates a flip phone based marketplace named CellBazaar (now ekhanei.com) founded by Kamal Quadir (Bangladesh).
Partners: Tina (Bean) Blaine / Dr. Peter Friess / Birgit Binner / The Tech Museum programming and fabrication
URL: https://my.thetech.org/exhibits/detail/44

 

Program for the Future
Program for the Future

Title: Program for the Future 
Roles: Curator / founding team / co-organizer / producer
Project Type: Technology conferences and demos (2008 and 2010)
Description: On the 40th anniversary of Doug Engelbart’s Mother of all Demos, Program for the Future formed to continue the vision of augmenting human intellect to continually “get better at getting better”, and followed in 2010 with “CoLaboration”, a focus on collaboration technologies.
Partners: Sam Hahn / Mei Lin Fung / Dr. Robert Stephenson / The Tech Museum
URL: http://grayarea.org/program-for-the-future-challenge-the-tech-virtual-museum-wkshp/

 

Tech Open Source website
Tech Open Source website

Title: The Tech Open Source (website and design community)
Roles: Interaction design / web product manager / usability / community manager / design mentor / UX
Project Type: Design community website (2008-2014)
Description: This web community provided a venue for open innovation and open source in the museum sector.
Partners: Gordon and Betty Moore Fdn. / The Tech Museum
URL: https://open.thetech.org/ 

 

NASA Virtual Worlds - Augmented Exploration
NASA Virtual Worlds – Augmented Exploration

Title: NASA Workshop on Virtual Worlds and Immersive Environments
Roles:  Curator / organizer / presenter
Project Type: Professional workshop (2008)
Description: Workshop explored three scenarios about the evolution of virtual environments: “Remote exploration”, “We all get to go”, and “Become the data” visions of the future.
Partners: Dr. Bruce Damer / Dr. Stephanie R. Langhoff
URL: http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20090036994

 

ATT Foundry
ATT Foundry

Title: Virtual World SIG / Digital Media SIG / Mobile Group
Roles: Founder / curator / producer
Project Type: Professional special interest group (SIG) (2006-2015)
Description: This professional group based in Silicon Valley hosted over 40 events and conferences over nine years.
Partners: SVForum / Joe Jasin / Peter Lam / Ashish Aggarwal / Pilsbury Law / Qualcomm / AT&T Foundry
URL: http://digitalmediasig.com

 

Club bebe
Club bebe

Title: Club bebe
Roles: Program design / interaction design / interface design / UX
Project Type: Online and point-of-sale based loyalty program (2005)
Description: Worked directly with CEO and e-commerce team to design and launch points-based loyalty program which enrolled five million members in its first year.
Partners: Developed while at bebe stores inc.
URL: http://www.bebe.com

 

Ubinetics - Glasses and watch wearable circa 2001
Image: Ubinetics – Glasses and watch wearable circa 2001

Title: Perceiving the Digital Landscape
Roles: Researcher / author / presenter
Project Type: Graduate research (2001)
Description: Research of publicly available cell phone prototypes revealed future inevitability of a standardized interface (1st runner up CA State University research competition 2001).
Partners: California State University
URL: Report available by request

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