a collection of projects I've worked on.
a functional prototype and a paper that contributes a new schema of accuracy to the current discussion about accuracy and the news. i come up with a model of design accuracy, examine various design accuracy problems with contemporary news homepages, and offer a potential solution in the form of a complete system redesign.
as part of an engineering lab, my team partnered with a data analytics startup to create an intelligent location recommender for small businesses. we conducted user research, pulled data from nyc open data, went through several design sprints and created a conversational interface that can guide anyone through the various filters they can apply to find the perfect location.
helped various companies ranging from venture-backed startups to billion-dollar tech companies with growth and strategy. specialize in market positioning, especially for new entrants in saturated markets. an example of a previous engagement is linked on the left.
i could never find out when the a-listers came to campus, so some friends and i created a web app for columbia events. it aggregated events data from hundreds of disparate sources and ranked them based on user engagement. we grew this to 3600+ monthly active users, won a ccsc project grant, and were finalists in the columbia venture competition.
sculptures are 3d, yet have always been inadequately represented on 2d surfaces like pages and slides. chisl is a library of interactive 3d models of art and related commentary that transforms a laptop into a museum. we created a rough prototype utilizing the sketchfab api and won a columbia ignition grant.
in my spare time i like to tinker around with 3d models and 3d print them. i'm especially interested in the intersection between 3d printing/modeling and art. check out some of my 3d printed art here. these were based off of 3d models of real sculptures courtesy of cosmo wenman, which I then edited and optimized for 3d printing and printed.
designed a rechargeable battery cases for the iphone 4/4s that was slimmer, more powerful, and arguably sexier than competing mophie products, selling for a fraction of the price. i coordinated product development with overseas manufacturers and a sale to sicostyle.