Together with my cohort at NCSU, we theorized how machine learning could improve the conversational experience of a DHH (Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing) user. Through machine learning, the HERE-U system adapts microphones in hearing aids or cochlear implants to focus on what the user wants to hear. Our goal was to create a more natural conversation experience without requiring the user to monitor a device constantly.
How might design ideation be impelled by an undemanding task-based game that elicits mind-wandering in a virtual world that displays live fragments of the user’s ideation process?
This graduate project is speculative. It contemplates the creation of a game that prompts mind-wandering and incorporates ideation sketching.
What is an authority and who is a conformist? The Web of Denial is an insidious disinformation campaign meant to mislead the public about anthropogenic (human-caused) global warming, undermind experts in climate science, and line the pockets of the wealthiest people in the world. This piece attempts to explain how the Web of Denial works.
Artifacts for the Future 2068
Diyagno empowers users by letting them choose when and where their illnesses are diagnosed. Additionally, whether the user wants to be surrounded by family and friends in their home, next to a significant other on the beach, or by themselves in a fast-food parking lot, Diyagno allows users to control who is with them and how their diagnosis is delivered. See full poster here.
What if a chat bot took on the motivational spirit of Richard Simmons? In this scenario, graphic design students seek comfort by talking to RichBot in a Conversational User Interface. This study explored the possibilities of IBM’s chat bot software.