Selected works from both professional and academic experience.
IBM cognitive systems | POWERAI VISION
PowerAI Vision is a breakthrough computer vision product that trains and deploys deep learning models for image and video data. I lead the design team, creating an internationally award winning interface and user experience for non-technical and technical users alike. The product has been well-received by the market and recognized internally by IBM’s highest executives as the best product example of cross-discipline collaboration and execution.
ABAC.US | DIGITAL VIEWING COMMUNITY
Our team of 5 created a social network called Abac.us, a digital viewing community that brings people together in real life based on digital media interests. Rather than watching Netflix, YouTube, or Lynda videos at home alone, users can watch them together at local hotspots with friends and strangers alike. We want to reintroduce human connection to the growing trend of connected isolationism.
cognitive discovery | project erlenmeyer
8 new designers. 3 months. 1 cognitive search engine from IBM Research Zurich. As part of the IBM Design Bootcamp program, our team created a consumable front-end interface and experience for a breakthrough AI technology that changes the way chemical and material scientists conduct research. Our 3 month journey led to a presentation to Fortune Magazine and a product pitch to the CEO of IBM and several Senior Vice Presidents across IBM's business units.
TATTOO CULTURE IN SAVANNAH
This rapid ethnography project focused on Savannah’s tattoo culture in order to explore nonverbal means of expression. Other realms of nonverbal means of expression include fashion, product ownership, and group associations. The tattoo culture served as the perfect case study to dive deeper into the psyche of niche communities, stylistic groups and individual expression.
IBM x SXSW | making music from weather data
11 design interns and 5 days to create an exhibit for SXSW 2017 in Austin. We created an interactive display for IBM that leveraged the Weather Underground API which has in-depth hyper-local weather data from Personal Weather Stations (PWS) around the world. We matched key weather metrics with music tracks and named the application, Tempo, a play on both temperature and music. We interacted with SXSW attendees and presented to the CEO of IBM.
DESIGN MANAGEMENT SPACE
Our class was tasked with designing a new space for the Design Management program at SCAD that enables collaboration and fosters creativity. We designed areas for serendipitous encounters as well as creative maker spaces. Through furniture utilization analyses and spatial renderings, our 18,000 square foot proposal led to the newest building on SCAD’s Savannah campus.