My primary area of interest is in re-thinking how we interact with computers, tablets, and mobile devices. Through deep understanding of user behavior, I have designed solutions to make pointing tasks more accessible for people with motor impairments; both for traditional mouse/trackball (indirect), and touch based (direct) input. I have also explored how situational factors, like walking or riding the bus, can affect input; resulting in a keyboard for mobile phones that adapts based on the way you are holding the device.
With themes as diverse as music curation and ride sharing, these projects highlight my knowledge of design methods, focusing heavily on user-centered design processes.
A couple of miscellaneous projects and tools that I’ve built that don’t quite fit elsewhere.
Mood Report – A self-report tool for logging your current mood. This was originally built for the MoodMusic project (rebranded Harmonik) as a method of verifying the accuracy of our mood-to-music association algorithm. It is in essence, a repurposed digital version of the tool that Russell used to create his Circumplex Model of Affect.