I'm drawn to ideas that transition us to new paradigms in technology, culture, and society.
My design background is rooted in in a human-centered approach and a prototype+iterate process. I studied design at Stanford University where I formally received a blend of engineering, art, psychology, and entrepreneurship, and picked up an obsession with innovation and technology on the side.
I've taught design thinking and ethnographic research methods on a few occasions. For the Stanford d.school's Design Bootcamp, I coached inter-disciplinary teams of graduate students in an ten-week intensive survey of the design process. And in 2010 was part of the teaching team for Needfinding - a course which draws upon anthropology, sociology, and business planning to create new products - at Stanford.
Below: some clients+briefs from my design consulting experience.
Researched Miele's challenge markets - empty nesters and young professionals - and designed appliances to resonate with their 21st century values around home, wellness, and family.
Precourt Center at Stanford University
Developed frameworks and behavioral design imperatives for reducing consumer energy consumption. Designed interactions for implementation in home feedback and automation systems.
Contextualized how an office furniture company should respond to the trend of decentralized, mobile, online work culture. Developed product ideas that integrated the workforce's new attitudes around connectivity, spontaneity, and sociability.
Designed smart, ergonomic kitchen appliances through deep investigation of deceptively simple problems.