Research


This is what I've done.

research:

Agile Research Studios

Spring 2014-present
Agile Research Studios (ARS) is a new socio-technical model for creating a research community of practice that socially shares regulation of learning to apprentice undergraduate teams into research at scale. ARS methodologies, social structures, and tools help groups learn better together so more undergraduates can conduct authentic research.

CrowdCheer

Fall 2014-present
Studying the ability to leverage ad-hoc crowds for the completion of real-time tasks in the physical world, specifically, crowdsourcing motivation for marathon runners from the crowd of spectators. Studying methods of motivating crowdworker participation by scaffolding requests off of existing crowdworker behavior.

inShape

Winter 2014
Studied the ability to improve campus health by encouraging physical activity via coordinated collective experiences. Studied how we might collect valuable data from physical activities molded into physical crowdsourcing tasks.

DIY Concert Scene

Fall 2014
Studied the location disclosure patterns of garage/basement concert performers to understand patterns of implicit vs. explicit venue disclosureover social media in the context of unwantedattention from law enforcement/concert crashers.

Makeathon

Fall 2014
Designed and facilitated a design charrette where novice designers learned to first understand the existing contributors to student health problems on the Northwestern Campus, and to then brainstorm and storyboard concrete solutions.

ColorBeads

Spring 2014
Worked on a team of five to design a tangible learning interface, Color Beads -connectable, colorful beads that can link to each other and change color to produce a gradient from the first bead to the last.The goal of the design is to provide a simple interface that allows children to understand traditionally complex concepts like color blending and color theory via simple visual and tangible experiences.