Posts Categorized: Participatory / Human Centered Design

Civic Data Design Lab at MIT

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As part of a Fellowship with the Civic Data Design Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, I assisted  NiJeL with the update of the NSF funded City Digits project, combining administrative and business data with qualitative student-led research in an interactive learning tool.  This collaborative project among the Civic Data Design Lab, the Center […]

Navigating Early Childhood Education

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Throughout Detroit, there is a clear need among families for better information about how the education system works. This is particularly crucial among families with young children who are about to enter our city’s complex and highly segmented education system. Additionally, the research is clear that kids who go to pre-school are much more successful […]

conCensus Prototype

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As a consultant for Data Driven Detroit (D3), I worked as the UI/UX designer for the conCensus project funded through the Knight Foundation Prototype Fund. This online data portal seeks to stitch together top-down administrative data with bottom-up community gathered data, allowing grassroots organizations to share their data and connect with a larger city narrative. Additionally […]

Excellent Schools Detroit 2012 Scorecard

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While at Data Driven Detroit (D3), I designed the print version of the K12 Scorecard for Excellent Schools Detroit. The ESD Scorecard allows parents to assess school quality and compare Detroit kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools across a consistent set of indicators. I helped summarize essential information from the online version into an accessible print […]

UNICEF: Anthropometric Nutrition Posters

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As a consultant for UNICEF Botswana I developed, designed and illustrated training materials for government health workers. The materials summarized technical anthropometric nutrition measurements including: Oedema, MUAC, Length/Height & Weight. Participatory design approaches were employed to develop a design specifically engaging to the target audience. I worked out of the Nutrition Unit in the Botswana […]

MFA Thesis: Ethiopian Childbirth Manual

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Health Extension Workers are the foundation of Ethiopia’s new health decentralization program which aims to increase health coverage in the rural areas. These workers are based in areas where they are originally from; they are young and enthusiastic women and men trained in preventative care. In summer of 2007, I lead a team of researchers […]

GAA: Soil Conservation Billboard

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This project was created during my time as a consultant for the Bahir Dar branch of German Agro Action, a food security NGO working in Ethiopia. This 3m x 4m billboard details soil conservation tactics, including check dams, low-impact grazing and irrigation as well as soil securing vegetation and basic nutritional information. The intended audience […]

Other Health Material Design

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Research assistant, designer. Discrete Choice in Health Utilization. Ann Arbor. 2007. Designed and illustrated Dr. Margaret Kruk’s discrete choice survey, used to interview rural women in Tanzania about their decisions to seek professionally attended childbirth. Survey also implemented in Ethiopia. Intern, writer, designer & illustrator. Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, BoFED. 2003-2004. Illustrated and wrote participatory monitoring […]