RESEARCH

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RESEARCH

Wearable Situated Visualizations and Empathy  |

SOCIAL TOUCH

This fashion technology piece visualizes different touch zones of four different social relationships with the hope of bringing awareness to acceptable and unacceptable areas women should be touched.

EMPATHY TOOLS FRAMEWORK

Empathy tools are experiences designed to evoke an empathic response by placing the user in another’s lived and felt experience. Empathy and understanding, however, can be difficult for others outside of the affected group and empathy tool designers don't have a common vocabulary to use when evoking empathy for various situations. To address this issue, we analyzed 25 publications on empathy tools to develop a descriptive framework for designers of empathy tools.

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RESEARCH PROJECTS

EXPLORING NOTIFICATIONS WITH PEPPER'S GHOST ILLUSION

In this work, I explore a different method of gaining a user’s visual attention with Pepper’s Ghost optical illusion – called the Acquario display.

VISUALIZING DOG BREED DATA

For this project, I created a visualization inspired by nature for dog breed data to help people look for the dog breed that is best suited for them.

ACQUARIO

Acquario is an interactive, spatially aware personal cubic display that can be used as an interaction tool for visualizations. Acquario uses the Pepper’s ghost effect to transform a web-based visualization into a “holographic” visualization that can be interacted with using gestures, proximity or custom laser printed tangible objects with embedded NFC tags.

DIGITAL MEDIA DEEP SEA RELAXATION

This project explored relaxation techniques in digital media through the development of a nature emersion art installation piece.

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