Help Systems

Exploration of patterns for delivering help and user education.

Laser Cutting

Laser cutting is a quick way of bringing an idea into the physical world. I'll talk about my process of designing and cutting a simple iPhone stand.

Physical Computational Prototyping

This post covers my introduction to Arduino and physical computing. I did five simple builds to learn the basics of Arduino and where to find development resources.

Model Prototyping

I created three model prototypes for shower control systems. The goal was to create a control a physical and digital control system in the style of the OXO brand.

Behavioral Prototyping

A group project designed to prototype a in car gesture control system in a short period of time with limited resources. The following study and documentation was done in collaboration with Yitao Wang and Rickie Xie.

Video Prototyping

One Bus Away is a transportation app that provides up-to-date information about bus times. This post covers the process of making a short product video that demonstrates some of its functionality.

Paper Prototyping

My process creating a paper prototype for a haptic feedback based message service. The prototype pairs a wearable device (Apple watch) with a mobile application. This post includes notes about the design process as well as a short video demonstrating the prototype.

Making Sausages (Blogs)

An overview of how I built this website and some of the resources I consulted during construction. In this post I'll talk about using the Jekyll blogging platform, modifying it to serve as a portfolio generator, picking and styling type, and what's coming next for this website.

Design School

Update: I will be attending the University of Washington this fall to pursue a Masters in Human-Computer Interaction and Design. The program is quite new...

Oh hey, world!

This is long overdue. For years, I have been making things, both digital and physical, and it’s time to make this process transparent. I’ve been reluctant to do so for some time. Partly because...