In fall 2020 and spring 2021, I completed my Integrated Design and Media graduate thesis, entitled Connecting the Dots Community Toolkit, a Workshop on Systems Thinking for Community Problem Solving. This toolkit is designed to help disrupt ableism in community resilience initiatives by fostering Systems… Read More
In spring 2021, I designed and co-created the working prototype, UCD Toolkit: Universal Content Design for Museums and Historic Sites, as part of my graduate student collaboration with the NYU Ability Project and a group of museum and accessibility experts. The UCD Toolkit is a… Read More
In spring 2020, I researched and co-created a design proposal to improve NYU’s impact on inequality and other social issues. To support the work of our client, NYU’s Office of the Provost, and their new inequality initiative, we aimed to resolve the existing disconnect between… Read More
In fall 2020, I designed and proposed a system and application for facilitating immediate, local support between neighbors during snow emergencies, which I called Good Neighbor. The proposed system includes four parts: Raspberry Pi server for hosting the backend of the communication system (“Good Neighbor”… Read More
In spring 2020, I collaborated with several NYU colleagues to explore the orientation and way-finding needs of blind or low-vision visitors to NYU’s new 370 Jay Street building. Despite the limitations introduced by the COVID-19 outbreak, my colleagues and I spent significant time researching common… Read More
In fall 2019, I worked with Green Souls, an urban gardening organization in Mumbai, India, to address several challenges around water conservation and community involvement. Their goals: To popularize urban gardening culture for better, smarter cities and solutions for waste management, healthy food and cleaner… Read More
In fall 2019, I conducted a five-week research and prototyping project on sustainability and waste management as part of my NYU Integrated Digital Media coursework. My research and design process included the following: Reviewing academic literature and current news related to the impact of curbside… Read More
As a product lead for Inera’s Edifix web app, I oversaw all aspects of the application’s development, maintenance, as well as ongoing user support and user experience. In spring 2017, I coordinated a major design update of the app.