Unmaking Emotions in the Era of Masks

Unmasking Emotions in the Era of Masks Abtract We have lived behind masks for over a year now. Basic casual human interactions have been lost. We must not only be socially distanced in the physical world, but also in the psychological. Masks have made us feel isolated and alienated. I wanted to de-mask the mask. […]

Death Is Imminent, but Let’s Have Fun!

Death is Imminent, but Let’s Have Fun! In this four-player communication-based game, teams must work together in order to fix a defective spaceship and escape from an apocalyptic world. Team: Nicholas Grant, Paulami Roychoudhury, Mingxi Xu, Tito Rachman Role: Designer, Prototyper, Scriptwriter Exhibit: ITP Fall Show 2019 Tools: Arduino, p5.js The project contains four steps: […]

Dear Journal

My project “Dear Journal” began with a large question. Can a computer recreate my personality and memories based on my journal entries? To answer my question, I created a computational poem from my journal entries with Python and Markov chains in a Jupyter Notebook. For the predictive text piece, I transcribed my journal entries around […]

Festi Data Privacy Pop-Up Notification

Festi Data Privacy Pop-Up Notification Problem Festi is a social reservation system application in which users can create group reservations and split the costs together. How do we cultivate greater trust between users and the application? Insight A study from KMPG found that nearly all U.S. consumers (97%) report that data privacy is a concern. […]

Ideamix Entrepreneur Program Form

Problem The Ideamix is a startup company that helps aspiring entrepreneurs flesh out their ideas with workshops. How do we target students by developing a network for them to connect with each other? Insight According to a study by GoDaddy, nearly one in three millennials (30 percent) said they have some type of small business […]

Adaptive Force Game Controller

Adaptive Force Controller The Problem Our client is an avid video game player who desires an accessible Xbox controller. The controller must have wide spacing and buttons on each side due to the client’s limited arm mobility. Additionally, our client desired to share out findings for the greater accessibility community. The Goal Satisfy our client’s […]

Wizdom

Wizdom Design Challenge Role: UX Designer, UX Researcher. Duration: 3 weeks In Spring 2020, I performed a design challenge at NYU. We were asked to contemplate how technology may be used to solve societal issues. While being separated from my grandparents during the pandemic, I was inspired to research the best ways to stay connected […]

Microsoft Live Share Guide: UX Case Study

Background: In Spring 2020, a team of researchers at New York University partnered with Microsoft to improve the Live Share feature in Visual Studio Code. Microsoft Live Share helps users to quickly collaborate on the same codebase without the need to synchronize code or to configure the same development tool, settings, or environment. When users […]

Augmenting Shakespeare Playbills

Background: In undergrad, I was a Dean’s Scholar in Shakespeare. In the two-year program, I enrolled in several courses related to Shakespeare. I watched performances in DC, London, and Stratford-upon-Avon. When I attended a show, I had the best experience when I knew the play well. The problem with Shakespeare is that once you’re out […]