Since the 2016 election, fake news has been a major discussion point. However, up until the emergence of the Coronavirus in late 2019, fake news simply impacted political view. Now, after living through a pandemic for over a year, we can see just how dangerous fake news can be when…

Concept:

Cloud is designed to be an aesthetically pleasing automatic plant care device that will provide water and light for your indoor plants. Cloud aims to be both a functional plant care system as well as a statement art piece in your living space.

Motivation: The concept for Cloud began…

Design:

This week’s focus was to create a promotional video for an existing app, advertising the apps features and benefits for its user.

Since quarantine started with COVID-19 back in March, gyms have been off and on closed to limit large numbers of people gathering in an enclosed space, especially…

Design:

This week we built a Wizard of Oz prototype in teams of 3. Wizard of Oz prototyping is creating a prototype that seems to work automatically from the user’s perspective but in reality, it’s a person controlling the prototype’s responses on the other end. …

Design:

This Voice User Interface (VUI) prototype was designed to map out several tasks that current voice assistants are not able to perform or don’t perform as well as I would like them to:

  1. Book an appointment with your doctor
  2. Order coffee from the nearest Starbucks
  3. Check wait time and…

Design:

Furthering the design concept from Parcel Locker, this week I focused on making a video to capture three main physical interactions between the user and Parcel Locker.

For a quick recap, Parcel Locker is a lock box placed in front of your door where deliveries can be safely deposited…

Design:

LumiPet is designed to be a luminescent collar to help keep your pet visible and safe in dark environments.

I came up with this idea after passing by so many “lost pet” signs and remembering and old friend whose kitten was sadly run over when he ran away at…

Design:

Continuing the design concept from Parcel Locker, I decided to create a CAD 3D model of the lock box so I could get a more precise representation of the concept.

For a quick recap, Parcel Locker is a lock box placed in front of your door where deliveries can…

Design:

Parcel Locker is designed to be a metal household lock box for packages.

I came up with the idea after my sister mentioned she recently got a package stolen off her porch. Although she had Ring (smart doorbell with camera) installed, she mentioned that this wasn’t exactly helpful because…

Focus:

Designing and creating a low fidelity model of a concept to solve a problem.

Process:

First, we were given a target user and problem: Cat/dog owners who were concerned about their pets’ health due to their long hours away from home. Then, to think of this problem in terms…

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