I am a creative technologist.
I use design thinking to make life better.
I sketch, 3D model, and fabricate physical products.
I also design, code, and prototype digital experiences.
3D printed parts have long been pigeonholed as prototypes. Markforged printers are capable of producing end-use parts. I was tasked with designing software that uses laser scanning to produce validation reports that prove a 3D printed part is strong, accurate, and consistent.
Sharing conference rooms in public offices is hard. It’s easy to lose track of time in an important meeting, and it’s uncomfortable interrupting meetings that are running long. Spaceboard is a system of hardware, mobile app, and digital signage that helps alleviate the friction that comes with sharing spaces on a tight schedule.
‘Hot desks’ are first-come-first serve workspaces in WeWork buildings, but it’s often hard to find an empty one. ‘Caliente’ is a smart desk for shared offices that can be reserved in advance. An app finds empty workspace nearby. Members book the desk from their phone, and check in with a tap when they arrive.
The first of the month is move-in/move-out day at every WeWork building. One of the most difficult parts of the day is helping members move furniture up the elevator. We designed and built a suite of modular furniture that is flatpacked, shipped, and wall mounted onto a standard glass mullion system. All before move-in day.
WeWork Go is a new product offering that allows many more people to come and go from WeWork, overwhelming doormen. Heimdall is a large tablet display in WeWork lobbies that lets members waltz into the office without stopping to check in. As they walk past, a camera reads their QR code pass from up to 15 feet away.
Direct feedback from WeWork members is often concerned with specific building problems, rather than service issues. Using surplus Amazon Dash buttons, we superpowered the customer feedback button. By placing buttons all over the place, our data was granular enough to identify the ‘thousand cuts’ in the user experience.
I am lucky to be able to work on many different types of projects with my skillset, from saltshakers to video games. You can find my documented side projects and other work on my instagram.