Photogram
Rideshare Safety Feature
PokeDB
Conscious Consumer
kno
DogShare
Death in the US
Head Helper

Rideshare Safety Feature

Made With

figma

Access

Problem Space

In this time period, more and more people are depending on rideshare services like Lyft and Uber as a means of transportation. These new rideshare services bring a plethora of safety problems not only for the passengers but also for the drivers. The drivers often have to be in difficult situations where their safety is in jeopardy. Most ride-sharing drivers are exposed to many types of passengers: drunk people, aggressive people, and rude people. There are some safety features for passengers, but not enough for drivers even though their encounters with many different people are compounded daily.

Specifically, we focused on problems that might arise when the driver has a problem with the passenger. For example, what if the passenger is very rude when they get in the car, what if the passenger makes the driver uncomfortable, what if the driver encounters a drunk passenger. We believed this is the most important problem because it could be the most common problem that the driver faces. This specific problem also gave us the ability to be more creative with our solutions as opposed

Roles

Team Lead

Communicated with other teams working on other aspects of design and development for the project as well as instructor. Managed team members and their deliverables.

UX Designer

Developed UX and UI designs in a team of three. Conducted online user research during the COVID-19 pandemic and created the final UI designs.

Prototyping

High Fidelity

Low Fidelity

Low Fidelity Prototype

User Timeline

Timeline

User Research

Contextual Interviews

In the first contextual interview, the focus was on the safety of the rider in the rideshare equation. A key observation made was that the perceived safety of both the rider and the driver were dependent on each other. All of the safety features that we could see were available to the rider. It was unclear what was available to the driver. The driver is also in control of the environment of the car, which contributes to the safety and comfortability of the driver and rider.

The last contextual interview put the driver in focus in order to think about safety from a different perspective. An interesting observation was that most of the time, the driver had more to lose. If the driver did not want to pick up the passenger because the passenger had a low rating, it increased the declining rate for the driver. The higher the declining rate the lower the chance of the driver getting a ride that made them the most amount of money. This meant that the drivers sometimes have to sacrifice their safety for money. This was an important observation because it allowed us to see how the driver is often at a disadvantage.

Online

The Uber Driver subreddit (r/uberdrivers) was a great source of rideshare drivers voicing their own opinions and needs. We witnessed a resentment towards Uber for not taking their safety as seriously, as well as many pieces of anecdotal evidence of unsafe situations.

Driver Interaction Map

User Interaction Map

Ideation

After some more user research and ideating over 50 ideas, our group decided on a concept that would allow drivers to report riders that exhibited unsafe behavior. With this data, drivers could make decisions like if they should that person or not, if a rider were to exhibit very unsafe behavior, then they would be banned.

For the low fidelity prototype, we sketched out wireframes, and then uploaded them to Marvel to add navigation functionality.

User Testing

Continuing with the utilization of online communities of rideshare drivers, I posted again to reach people that my team saw using our feature. I was able to send out a link to a Figma prototype and privately chat with them to understand their frustrations and successses.

Reddit Post

PokeDB

Made With

SQL

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Problem Space

Competitive Pokemon players do not have the tools to keep highly detailed records of Pokemon information, the Pokemon they have and the teams they are a part of, the battles that occurred and their outcomes. A database that stores all of this information, from the user's perspective would be the most competitive option for them learning from their past and improving their competitive game.

Roles

Team Lead

Communicated with other teams working on other aspects of design and development for the project as well as instructor. Managed team members and their deliverables.

SQL Engineer

Built a database in SQl with tables shown in the ERD, check constraints to match those tables and their applications, stored procedures to fill each table with error handling to meet constraints and computed columns to provide data analysis

Entity Relationship Diagram

ERD

DogShare

Made With

Figma

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Problem Space

The Dog Share app is used to share food in an effort to minimize on campus food waste. Designed for the use of University of Washington Students, this app is exclusive to those with a UW id to increase safety. With food being shared among students in a safe manner, the infrastructure exists for students to reduce their own food waste, meet new people and help their community.

My Roles

UX Designer

Responsibilities included but were not limited to performing user research, prototyping, user testing, developing user journey maps and personas to supplement designs and delivering a final high fidelity design.

UI Prototyping

High Fidelity

Low Fidelity

Lo Fi Prototype

User Journey Map

Journey Map

Site Map

Site Map

Personas

persona 1 persona 2 persona 3

User Research

As the lead designer for this project it was my responsibility to do some initial user research to understand what space our app should exist in. Interviews with university students were conducted and a survey with over 200 responses was alsoInsights gained from surveys and interviews were that people would like to be more conscious of their food waste and college students living on campus in particular would be eager to pickup strangers' leftovers for free.

user research chart
user research chart
user research chart
user research chart

Conscious Consumer

Made With

figma

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Problem Space

With COVID-19 prompting us to examine the values held by customers, workers and, businesses, consumers have difficulty navigating the limited shopping options available especially with local businesses struggling. This paper seeks to understand the values that consumers, businesses and workers hold towards sustainability and safety in a pandemic economy. By utilizing stakeholder value analyses, value scenarios, and a value oriented coding manual, we identified values towards operating business in a sustainable manner during a pandemic. The results suggest that there is a balance that can be struck between efficient operations and the sustainability and safety of a workplace. If our society and its closely tied economy (global and local) are to exit this crisis smoothly and quickly, consumers need to understand what they are supporting in their shopping decisions and advocate for safe and healthy practices among all aspects of a supply chain.

Design Process

In our attempt to better understand the effects of consumers shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic we began with conceptual investigation to try and better understand the web of values and how the behaviors from shoppers, business owners, and workers affect those values. We then shifted our focus towards empirical investigation, where we discovered criteria that would lead our technical investigation such as “employee safety vs business efficiency” and “product cost vs sustainability/ethical practices”. To understand the specifics of the design process for this project, our case study goes into greater detail.

Proposed Intervention

Our technical investigation and ideation lead us to believe that a browser extension that activates on an Amazon product page in order to find information about the product and sellers supply chain would bring the information that consumers want to the forefront of their online shopping experience.

Browser Extension

Kno

Made With

react javascript html5 css3

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Problem Space

The after-market for shoes, t-shirts and pretty much everything is bigger than ever right now. Many people attempt to gain access to exclusive and limited items, but few are able to actually accomplish this. Resellers make up a bulk of this group and flip their purchases for profit. There are still some who just try and purchase items in order to keep too. Some third party publications attempt to make release calendars that could fit what they found important, but an issue with this system is that the user has no input of what is important to them, they are at the mercy of the publication to tell them what they think is important, and sometimes this may be tainted more by endorsement deals and other objectives. Kno eliminates concerns by storing all of this information in one place where only relevant drops are stored by user inputted or user shared information.

Roles

Project Lead

Managed two other developers to keep deliverables on track and clarify individual expectations in a remote workflow. Managed all hosting, Firebase, end-product-accessibility, git versions and branches, packages and other small details as well.

React.js Developer

Developed UI and front-end for the web app in React.js (Styling with CSS). Utilized state and classes and specialized in bringing form inputs into a database and rendering the results.

Death in the US

Made With

R html5 css3

Access

Problem Space

I and a team of UW students worked with a data set created by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. This data set includes the crude death rate and age adjusted death rate of the top leading causes of death in the United States. Our interactive webpage is intended for individuals who are interested in learning about the top leading causes of deaths in the United States, whether it be by year, states, or as a nation. We are hoping these individuals have a goal of using this data in order to figure out what causes are most important to address in order to decrease death rate due to these causes. Through our project, we want to answer these three questions for our audience:

  • What is the age adjusted death rate for each state for a cause of death in a given year?
  • How do causes of death(on a national scale) change over time?
  • What are the all time leading causes of death in each state?

Roles

UI Designer

I created the entire app UI and organization. I started with a simple wireferame sketch, then found Shiny documentation to see what was possible and did the rest in HTML and CSS.

Data Analyst & Visualizer

Starting with cleaning the data for the entire team I deleted duplicate rows, simplified columns to what was relevant and comparable for our team and then got to work on creating an interactive map to show the geographic distribution and regional trends with causes of death in the United States.

Photogram Android App

Made With

Kotlin Android Studio Firebase

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Problem Space

Instagram is an incredibly popular social media platform, but aspects of it can create addiction, overuse and other negative side effects of its users. This instagram copy allows users to post pictures, and engage with others' posts with liking, but by simplifying the platform with one feed, takes away the cause of many of the negative sides of Instagram.

Android Developer

Built entire app using Android Studio with Kotlin and Firebase to manage image storage, database and user authentication. App takes advantage of asynchronus calls to the database to retrieve and upload data, while leveraging a View Model architecture. Front end layouts made with XML and managed with Android Fragments to quickly change between user-based activities while keeping essential data transfers lean.

Head Helper

Made With

ReactNative Figma

Problem Space

As someone with chronic migraines and cluster headaches, tracking and journaling my headaches and the countless factors that cause them is an extensive task. I have tried numerous strategies and other apps but none of them worked well for me, so I made my own.

Design

Design

Development

React Native for Android, still in Progress!

Paper Resume

Education

B.S. Degree in Informatics with the Human-Computer Interaction track.
B.A. Degree in Geography Data Science.

Expected Graduation in Spring 2022

Received High School Diploma with many Honors marks and AP credits. 3.9 unweighted and 4.3 weighted GPA.

Graduated 2018

Work Experience

Research Assistant: Android Developer

• Developed Android native app with Bluetooth connection protocols to a partnered hardware device.
• Designed, developed and tested UI, Bluetooth connection, and data processing in Kotlin and Java.
• Contributed towards an essential health research study to be utilized in future commercial uses.

October 2020 - Current

Teaching Assistant

• Taught undergraduate students relational databases and SQL (querying, stored procedures, functions...).
• Collaborated with faculty to actively contribute new ideas on teaching and managing a college course.
• Organized and conducted sessions and office hours to cater to student needs.

September 2020 - December 2020

User Experience Designer

• Developed UX for the iVoted project with the University of Washington iSchool to create an accessible
and inviting atmosphere to the local political and voting process.
• Worked collaboratively with sketches, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Figma to develop UIs.

March 2020 - Current

Web Designer & Developer

• Developed and established a positive internet presence for a non-profit organization.
• Designed a UI that increased membership and user engagement with informational events.
• Built and deployed a website using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and WordPress.

2018-2019

Varsity Ultimate Head Coach:

• Coached the varsity team while managing a school athletic program with over a hundred children.
• Communicated and organized with league and district officials to maintain a healthy environment.
• Developed leadership, communication and management skills.

February 2019 - Current

Cashier:

• Operated a checkstand in the front-end of the store.
• Interacted with hundreds of customers daily.
• Built customer service and retail skills.

June 2019 - July 2020

Coding Instructor/Site Administrator:

• Taught coding skills and to children aged from 5 to 18
• Administered camp locations as a Site Administrator.
• Communicated with parents about how to accelerate child’s learning.

June 2018 – September 2018

Soccer Coach:

• Taught soccer skills and lead activities to children aged 2 to 12.
• Assess player skills for each participant at the end of each session.
● Market classes to new and returning families.

June 2017 - March 2019

Courseload

Create, develop and deploy Android apps with Kotlin and Android Studio. Use physical and emulated devices for testing. App features include camera, microphone, location and other sensor use as well as cutting edge user interfaces and database integration.

Fall 2020

Software engineering skills within the context of teams, organization, markets, and a society—learning. Connects software development attributes to project development and workflow frameworks. Technically used Git and github to manage projects within multiple groups.

Fall 2020

Representation of spatial objects, their attributes, and relationships in ArcGIS. Common spatial operations and geoprocessing in GIS; principles of cartographic visualization, communication, and critique; narrative mapping and spatial humanities.

Fall 2020

Wholistic design class that focused on visual, interaction and information visualization design with traditional (Creative Cloud) and emerging (Figma) design softwares.

Summer 2020

Continued development of skills in SQl and relational database management. Implemented complex functions, constraints error handling, and stored procedures in a relational DB environment.

Spring 2020

Developed skills in HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript and React.js. Completed multiple projects within different areas of front end development.

Spring 2020

Focused on different human centered design methods within value sensitive deign that are practiced through research, design and analysis of design effectiveness and inclusivity.

Spring 2020

Developed skills in SQL and creating/maintaining relational databases. Application of the conceptual, logical, and physical database modeling. Created and populated a DB.

Winter 2020

User centered design with emphasis on digital UI and UX design. Applied an involved design process throughout the course of 11 weeks to create a deliverable improving community safety. Skills in Figma and design concepts.

Winter 2020

Developed statistical knowledge and understanding of statistical terms and concepts. Application of statistical methods and distributions.

Fall 2019

Developed knowledge of the breadth of information systems. Created a figma prototype after team work with user research, ideation and design sprints.

Fall 2019

Developed knowledge of the information life cycle. Used R to learn basic data science techniques and uses. Built multiple infographic and an interactive app.

Spring 2019

Data structures using Java. High abstraction and encapsulation concepts. Use of stacks, queues, linked-lists, binary trees and recursion. Used to solve complex engineering problems.

Spring 2019

Created effective 2D and 3D compositions. Applied design principles. Participated in highly competitive design process critiques and charettes.

Winter 2019

Control structures using Java. File processing, arrays and object oriented programming (OOP) skills developed. Received a 4.0

Winter 2019

Covered concepts of human centered design such as user-research, ideation, interaction design principles. Worked in a team to solve an accessibility problem on campus.

Fall 2018

Volunteer Experience

YOUTH MIGRANT PROJECT

Volunteer:

• Worked at a foodbank that served hundreds of families.
• Led new and younger volunteers in the service program.
● Responsibilities included loading pallets and bags on and off trucks, food inventory, serving meals, and translating for Spanish speaking people.
• Supported those who were too young or old to work in the fields by delivering meals, visiting, and playing.

July of 2014-2017

SEATTLE COMPASS CENTER
FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Volunteer:

• The Seattle Compass Center is a low-income housing project that also provides a food-bank and meals.
• Served meals to guests and assisted in food distribution for the week while sharing in conversation

2013-2015

ECKSTEIN MIDDLE SCHOOL
ULTIMATE

Assistant Coach:

• Led practices and instructed the team how to become better athletes and players. • Organized practices and communication with other teams. • Specialized in individual player improvement.

Spring 2015

LAKE CITY HOUSE

Volunteer:

• The Lake City House provides low-income housing for elderly in the Lake City area.
• Assisted residents with household tasks such as cleaning, moving furniture and small repairs.

2013-2014

About Me

Hi! I am a UX Designer and Software Engineer located in Seattle. I am currently studying at the University of Washington where I am pursuing a dual degree in Informatics (Human-Computer Interaction Track) and Geography Data Science. Through my courseload, personal projects and employment, I have gained experience in web and app front end development, database management, data analysis and user experience design. I have a passion for designing and building intuitive, beautiful, and usable user interactions.

On the less technical side of things, I am involved in expanding the sport of ultimate frisbee and have been playing and coaching for as long as I can remember. You can find me supporting all the Seattle sports teams whenever there is a game day. I love spending time outdoors of the Pacific North West with my friends and family.

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