Design Research

Online Lunch Log for Kids

Eighty percent of American recognize USDA food pyramids but two to four percents of people follow the guide. The Food Pyramid for Kids by USDA illustrates food items. Presenting food items to children might not work as efficient as it intended because children encounter food as meals, not as items.

The Lunch Log project is an online food diary that helps children between the ages of nine and eleven visualize their personal eating habits and learn about the nutritional value of the food they consume for lunch. Unlike other food diaries, the Lunch Log project takes a visual approach to data entry, navigation, and review in a social context. It allows children to post photos of the lunches they consume and review their eating habits by collectively categorizing their lunch photos. Therefore they are able to better understand its nutritional value. On the other hand, teachers post several categorization questions.

Children answer these categorization questions by selecting the lunch photos that fit the criteria. The Lunch Log project deploys a graphical user interface for data entry, navigation, and review that exploits design conventions familiar and appealing to children.

Online Lunch Log for Kids

Online Lunch Log for Kids

Online Lunch Log for Kids

Online Lunch Log for Kids

Atlas of the Invisible

Atlas of the Invisible project focuses on the city’s invisible information and to work toward ways of making small amounts of this invisible information visible, with an eye toward correlating invisible information with physical space. In detail, the team collected hidden textual information, recorded audio, measured electronic magnetic frequency in the 5 Point area of downtown Atlanta. The final outcome was to develop and prototype interfaces that encourage and facilitate the investigative and documentary impulses of the public.

Responsibilities: project management, research & data collection on EMF sensing, and final poster for demo day.

Atlas of the Invisible

Atlas of the Invisible

Eco-Sensing + Visualization

The Eco-Sensing + Visualization is a Public Design Worshop project in Digital Media program at GA Tech on sharing and visualization of environmental data, particularly in the context of participatory sensing. My research responsibilty was to conduct visualization using Many Eyes on data gathered by Canary.

Responsibilities: research, sensing data collection, identity design, and visual design for web documentation

Eco-Sensing + Visualization

Eco-Sensing + Visualization

Imaging Atlanta

The Imaging Atlanta focuses the theme of transportation in Atlanta using the Gigapan as a platform for experimentation and expression.

Responsibilities: design research and visual design

Imaging Atlanta

Imaging Atlanta