Designing new ways for people to interact with the world.

Change is constant, disruptive, and everywhere. It’s an exciting time to be creating the future. With over 20 years experience pushing boundaries, I help clients:

  • Connect design with new technologies to discover new and disruptive opportunities
  • Create future scenarios that help unite and guide organizations
  • Design innovative experiences and interfaces that are smart, exciting and beautiful

Because much of the work is confidential, what’s here is just an overview. Say hi and I’ll tell you more.

Designing the future of mobility

How does Ford, one of the world’s largest companies, prepare for a future where their core business may be radically disrupted? By launching “Smart Mobility” — an innovation-based program that includes over 25 global experiments to explore future services, customer experiences, and ways to use data. I’m currently helping manage the design and UX of these projects — and excited to be defining the future of mobility.
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Data-driven design

The cover for the UCLA Extension Fall 2014 catalog was based on student enrollment data. This generative design project also included a “design your own cover” interactive.
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Data & healthcare

For a big data analytics healthcare client Triplecode developed a set of tools that examined the complex interactions between thousands of genes in numerous contexts. The results discovered new areas of research interest and gave new understandings of what personalized therapies may work best.

Making every interaction true to the brand

With a huge range of products and digital interfaces, HP was delivering an increasingly fragmented customer experience. As part of a global rebranding, I worked with HP to develop a company-wide user interface strategy. The result brought rationality and consistency, as well as signature interactions, to all customer touchpoints.
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Making (big) data usable

People want more than a presentation of data. They need to understand it and be able to use it. The challenge is that each person has unique needs.

I’ve developed creative and innovative tools that let each user discover their own path through the information. The results are unique individual discoveries and personal insights.

A platform that can showcase everyone

The Los Angeles chapter of AIGA, the professional organization for design, needed to better connect with its members. I opened the design process of their website to all members. The resulting platform allowed the community to engage in a variety of new ways and served as a model for the national organization.

A magical compass with which to explore and discover

MoodLogic was creating a new way for people to discover music. They had a big and complex set of data, but no intuitive or understandable way for the casual listener to use it. After a deeply collaborative research phase, Triplecode developed of a set of interfaces that emulated the way people use music. The results classified songs in terms of moods and listening environments, and gave a hands-on and fluid experience for exploring the data.
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Open Innovation to transform an organization

BMW Group wanted to harness the talent of all its employees so they could contribute their knowledge on design challenges throughout the company. For this significant project I worked with BMW to perform extensive research, develop future vision scenarios, and build an enterprise-scale set of open innovation tools for idea generation and management.

The power of social

People don’t want to be spoken to. They want to participate and collaborate. And I’ve worked on a wide range of projects that engage people — including museum exhibitions, educational toolkits, and enterprise-scale open innovation and community platforms. They let people have shared experiences — often in unexpected domains — that are radically more valuable than solitary ones.

Developing & communicating new possibilities

With vehicles increasingly online and connected, the automotive world is going through a radical transformation. I have worked with BMW on multiple future-looking projects including vehicle interface strategies, interaction and design concepts, customer scenarios, and communication tools.

Embracing disruptive innovations

With the introduction of their Surface table, Microsoft needed designers to understand and embrace a radically new interaction design paradigm. I worked with Microsoft to develop a toolkit that helped designers not just learn the new design language, but inspired them to be more creative.

Making place relevant

With so much available online, the reasons for going to a “place” are changing. People want to participate and contribute before, during, and after their visit. Customers want experiences that personalize and are social — that give multiple perspectives and are tailored to their unique needs. Having worked with a wide range of cultural institutions and retail clients, I understand the content, curatorial, and business requirements — and know there’s a lot of potential to do things differently.

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