WFMU Designs

This was a design I submitted to give the internal Whole Foods Market University training website a more up to date, modern look. As video is the main way of communication, I set the video as the main focal point. This design was sent around through the technology team, reaching upper management able to set …

today.cca – CCA Introduction to Interaction Design Final (Spring12)

Working with Elliott Cost, we set out to create a better interdisciplinary community at California College of the Arts (CCA). Through our research we found that interdisciplinary communities thrive when people can come together. At CCA this can be a challenge – there are two campuses and students are very busy. The calendar stood out as …

Mix and Stir Studio Unhackathon #1, Mass Communication Challenge: TrackSF

This was build over the course of about a day during Unhackathon #1 by Mix and Stir Studio, hosted at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. My team took on the Mass Communication Challenge and we won! The focus of the challenge was disseminating transit information to citizens. TrackSF is a surface-level public communication system that leverages current technology to …

Computers, Angry Art Students, Hands, and a Manifesto for the Future

What happens when you sit down in front of a computer? Do you get tense? Do you feel frustrated? Does it feel confining? Do you find it the most liberating and fun thing there is? Are you equally as fascinated as you are perplexed? We have expectations of everything in our life. We use a …

Rusty Hood, Designing for Beauty Over Time

Everything we own enters our live and exists in time. An object has a duration. Sometimes that duration is intentional. Other times that duration is unknown. Still more, the duration is a product of the relationship that a person has to their object – how they treat it and maintain it. It is clear that …

What is an Interaction Designer? A Communication Expert

Interaction design can be an ambiguous concept. It is defined in many ways, by many people, and is a continuous dialogue of refining not only what exactly it is but how exactly to explain it to someone. I do not assert that I have the answer but, at the very least, I have thoughts and …

Service Design and the Genius of USPS Flat Rate Shipping

I’ve never had much experience with shipping until I sold my old laptop on eBay. Coming into the situation, I didn’t think twice about shipping. I was soon to realize how frustrating and complex shipping can be for the average person. But in the midst of it all, I found a stroke of genius. I’d …

Default Settings and the Vedetta Against “Calibri” in Microsoft Office

Default settings rule our lives. Very few of us actually change them, and when we do, we usually only change a setting or two. Imagine starting up your device for the first time and having to set every single setting. While it may feel like that sometimes, most often you are presented with few to …