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I am a design researcher and experience designer approaching complex problems with a transdisciplinary perspective.
See how I've addressed complex problems in my work so far

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What does it look like to build community without acknowledging politics and political systems?

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COMPLEX PROBLEM

Mental health and community resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic

Experience design + community engagement

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SEATTLE HAPPY PLACES

A community engagement initiative and 2020 Seattle Design Festival Partner Program.

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COMPLEX PROBLEM

Access to perinatal mental health support services

Design research / human-centered design

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2020 CHANGEMAKER SERIES x PERINATAL SUPPORT WASHINGTON

Pro bono partnership with nonprofit Perinatal Support Washington using human-centered design to help them engage more deeply with the parents and providers they serve.

COMPLEX PROBLEM

Social and political polarization in America

Design + politics + organizational development

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TEAMBUILDING AMERICA

My master's thesis on using design to counter social and political polarization in the United States by asking: how might we build America into a team?

RESPONSE

Experience design + community engagement

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Interactive installation in New York City's Washington Square Park to engage the public about their individual roles in creating a positive future for the United States.

COMPLEX PROBLEM

Civic empowerment of underserved communities

DISCIPLINES

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Experience design + participatory research

CO-CREATING THE AMERICAN FUTURE WORKSHOP

A design research workshop series to engage the politically curious NYC community around their visions for the future of the United States.

COMPLEX PROBLEM

Developing a collective vision for the future of America

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Service design + design research

UNBOXING AMERICA

A service to help left-leaning American families unpack some of the most polarizing issues. The things that cause tension during Thanksgiving dinner? Let's talk about those.

COMPLEX PROBLEM

Intra-party polarization in America

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UI/UX + user research

UNION

Connecting across identities.

COMPLEX PROBLEM

Social and political polarization in the U.S.

DISCIPLINES

RESPONSE

3D product design + psychology

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A mindfulness tool for the workplace.

COMPLEX PROBLEM

Emotional intelligence 

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Design research + sexual health education + developmental psychology

BEING A BOY BOOKLET

A booklet of education materials designed to help young boys express and engage with their emotions in ways that are often socially discouraged.

COMPLEX PROBLEM

Hypermasculine influences on young boys

DISCIPLINES

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Earth science + experience design + immersive technologies

HARBOR NYC

Collaborative project to conceptualize an immersive 360 video campaign and service to help NYC-area displaced persons in the event of a natural disaster.

COMPLEX PROBLEM

Impending effects of climate change in Brooklyn, NY

DISCIPLINES

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Game design

Escalation

A game that makes things worse.

COMPLEX PROBLEM

Political tensions within families

DISCIPLINE

RESPONSE

Sports medicine + product design + branding

MOXIE

A product and brand for competitive roller derbiers that integrates shoulder protection, enabling greater performance on the track.

COMPLEX PROBLEM

Underserved safety needs of roller derby 

DISCIPLINES

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