The University of Michigan School of Information offers a Master of Science in Information degree that specializes in Human-Computer Interaction, which I received in April 2015. The individual and group projects below were completed during my time in the program.


Bus Tracker App

Screenshot of our smartwatch app

We designed an app that used smartwatches and beacons to get up-to-date bus times.

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SpeakUp!

A group project where we designed an app to help people understand what makes for a good talk and give them a place to practice giving a talk.

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Social Listening

Designed an app for passively connecting neighbors.

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Ross School of Business

The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan engaged us to help them better understand their website users.

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Civil Rights Research Guide

Screenshot of Civil Rights Movement Research Guide

I contributed to the construction of a Research Guide on the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s targeted to undergraduate students at the University of Michigan.

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Contextual Inquiry

A cultural model

Our class group evaluated the workflows for a department at the University of Michigan's School of Information. We provided recommendations for improvements.

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Detroit Institute of Art's Research Library

Photo of the front facade of the DIA

For my Alternative Spring Break I helped the DIA Research Library evaluate its IA and design as they transitioned to a new software for their library catalog.

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Academic Search Engine Visualization

Screenshot of Academic Search Visalization Protoype

I built a prototype for a supplementary visualization layer for an academic search engine like Google Scholar or Microsoft Academic Research.

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