I like to make things that cause people to laugh and think. Sometimes they're a little subversive.
Malignant Mole Bikini
The Malignant Mole Bikini "grows" moles with exposure to UV light.
The piece was one of a series completed as part of my thesis at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) focusing on persuasive design as it relates to health. Crossing a line between design and performance art, the goal of the thesis was to explore the boundaries at which someone's physical appearance could influence their behavioral choices.
The Smoking Jacket has a pair of lungs on the front that fill up with smoke as the wearer smokes a cigarette. Over time, with exposure to smoke, the lungs darken and turn yellow.
This prototype was one of a series completed as part of my thesis at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) focusing on persuasive design as it relates to health. Crossing a line between design and performance art, the goal of the thesis was to explore the boundaries at which someone's physical appearance could influence their behavioral choices.
Blurry Eyeglass Tray
The Blurry Eyeglass Tray is printed with an eyechart. As the user places their glasses in the tray at night, the eyechart appears blurry.
Cell Stickies are for people who go to great lengths to see what they want to see. Didn’t get the response you were hoping for from the last text message you sent? Simply peel off a response, stick it to your cellphone’s screen and see the reply you wanted.
Stickable Body Marks
Jewelry is often meant to enhance the wearer's uniqueness. But most jewelry is mass-produced.
Stickable Body Marks are a series of moles, scars, and birthmarks that are meant to be worn either stuck to the skin or pinned to clothing. The body marks relate directly to the wearers' individuality and enhance their uniqueness from other people.
In retaliation against self-heating winter gloves, these co-dependent gloves require the wearer to hold hands with someone else in order to heat up the gloves. The act of holding hands completes the circuit required to trigger the heating element.
Ego Tax is a tongue-in-cheek site that encourages users to pay a voluntary tax every time they tweet about themselves. When a participant enters their own twitter handle, Ego Tax parses their tweets for phrases that indicate self absorption. If it finds a high amount of self absorption, it suggests a 'tax' amount to be paid by the participant to a suggested charity. The charities suggested are based on the participants' interests, as gleaned from the tweets. For example, if they tweet a lot of selfies, it suggests making a donation to a portrait photography charity.
TemperText Anger Management
Before the iPhone came out, I designed and built a prototype for an SMS-based anger management tool. I worked with an anger management specialist at the Albert Ellis Institute to create a series of steps designed to immediately de-escalate anger. The tool then followed up with the participant after some time had passed with proven anger treatment steps.
The prototype was the final project for a graduate school coding class.