Redesigning a Protein Shaker Bottle

  • Went through the user centered design process and identified problems with current protein shaker bottles.
  • Developed a working prototype of a protein shaker bottle top with Styrofoam.
  • Users rated the prototype favorably.
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Redesigning a Music Stand

  • Conducted steps of the user centered design process to identify hassles with the current design of music stands, specifically those which are most commonly used in orchestras, which as Manhasset stands.
  • Created an add-on that would slide out from behind the stand to almost double the length of the stand resulting in more pages put on the stand simultaneously leading to less page turns.
  • Users rated the prototype favorably.
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Redesinging of a Church Website, BAUUC.org

  • Conducted interviews and surveys to members of the Bay Area Unitarian Universality Church as well as non-members to see the types of information desired in a church website.
  • Results of the surveys informed the design of the user testing protocol, which asked participants to complete eight tasks with the current church website.
  • User testing results identified problems with several aspects of the current website, which were then presented to the stakeholders.
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Designing a Living Room Keyboard Dock

  • Designed a dock for a person's lap that was able to accommodate both a keyboard and mouse.
  • Target audience was people who hook up their computer with their television in a living room setting.
  • Users rated the prototype (made from styrofoam) favorably.
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Evaluation of Loading Carts in Home Improvement Stores

  • In this study two specific carts were analyzed and evaluated for compliance with anthropometric data of the user population.
  • Design recommendations were made to decrease the risk of musculoskeletal disorders.
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Research on Auditory Display

  • Investigated whether the octave range of pitch utilized for auditory graphs impacted performance, as well as the effects of including the acoustic dimension panning to give participants added temporal context.
  • Paper accepted for publication in The 16th Annual International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD) 2010.
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