Discussion spaces on the internet with hundreds to thousands of participants are proliferating. Interfaces that support these conversations are poorly designed, and lack cues that aid successful navigation.
Contribution: Individual Research Project
Business owners accrue a large amount of data over time, and lack expertise to make sense of it. This project aimed at developing tools that helped them understand, analyze and improve their business based on their data.
Contribution: Data Analysis, Visualization Design, User Testing, Prototype Implementation
Born out of a hypothesis that certain Digg users collude to push stories that serve their own selfish motives to the Frontpage, the project was an attempt at visualizing such a phenomenon at play in real-time data.
Contribution: Data Analysis, Visualization Design, User Testing, Implementation
By extracting the insinuated activity from geolocated 'tweets', the project visualizes global patterns in routine activities, and how these change during the course of a typical day.
Contribution: Individual Research Project (at NRC Palo Alto)
Microclimates needed an 'unintimidating and inviting' interface for initial preference setting in their system. An easy-to-use widget designed to express user preferences across an entire week.
Contribution: Interaction Design, User Research, Web Development, Usability Testing
This paper argues that current regulations governing online privacy policies place importance on notice and truthful disclosure, rather than ensuring that the policies act in the consumer's best interests.
Contribution: Individual Paper
While event calendars such as Upcoming.org lets users find out where the most popular events are, it is often hard to explore, discover and plan for events. A novel interface to overcome these problems is presented here.
Contribution: Project Ideation, User Research, Interaction Design, Web Development
With an estimated 14 percent of all purchased food going to the garbage, food wastage is a major crisis. Working with a corporate client, solutions that would alleviate the problem are being designed.
Contribution: User Research, Product Design, Prototype Development
A portable medication dispenser that manages complex medication regimens and provides timely ambient alerts based on the patient's schedule, thus easing the process of managing one's medications.
Contribution: Product Design, Microcontroller Programming, Prototype Development
The collaborative learning application used by the CS department at UC Berkeley went through a much needed redesign. My team was involved in User Research and Design Recommendations.
Contribution: Interviewing, Surveys, Heuristic Evaluation, Design Recommendations
Working with the Berkeley Language Center, I studied a research team in the Humanities, and designed/developed tools for collaboration and content management among the researchers.
Contribution: User Research, Web Design/Development
Analysis of a large dataset of >20,000 Hollywood movies released from 2001-2007. The results are packed with surprises and are quite fascinating.
Contribution: Data Preparation/Analysis, Visualization Design