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IDEO CoLab 

Summer Fellowships

Here is a short statement about two summers at CoLab

What is CoLab? 

10 things I learned from 2 summers sprinting at IDEO CoLab:

1. It's about the people.

talented people excited to be doing what they do. they made every day exciting - friendships

3. Understand your team.

Know the superpowers on your team and play to them. That sometimes means learning something new and getting out of your comfort zone - I am a product designer, but the answers to the problems we were presnted with werent always products - learn new skills, help others be successful, apply the design process.

5. Metaphors are magic.

Complexities of developing technologies - how to create human experiences with tech ppl aren't familiar with - creating strong metaphors to ground unfamiliar concepts is an incredible tool - hand someone a new tool and a new mental model.

7. Document. 

Keep detailed notes of the decision making process - later on you will thank yourself and it will help tell a story and help with the hand off process

9. Understand who the

      stakeholders are.

2. Take a stance.

form strong hypotheses that express an extreme opinion. either supported or super not supported. in your work design for how the world should be and imbue projects with your personal values.

4. Process = Prototype

The path will invariably change and every project is unique. dont be afraid to go off book. The design process is a living thing that is constantly being built and rebuilt - there is no right way to do it.

6. Build quickly.

Break prototypes, you can have a thousand conversations and sketches and postits but you don't know until you've built something and set it free in the world.

8. Share your skills!

You're surrounded by crazy talented people with dope skills and you have skills they don't have - seize the chance to learn! interdisciplinary awesomeness. share your experience and get others.

10. Feel the fear.

         Trust yourself.

Here's a brief overview of some of the projects i've worked on...NDA

HoneyPod

A fun and accessible intro to crypto

Contributors

Jake Martin

Nelson Truong

Wilda Batin

Project Details

6 weeks

Summer 2019

@ IDEO San Francisco

My Role​

Interface Design

Visual assets

Research collaboration

User flow collaboration

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Exchange Crypto for Metaphors

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Mental Models of Growth

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"What's in it for you?"​

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Simplifying Lottery Mechanics

 

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Play Together, Win Together

This is where you store your bees

Trophy Case

This is where you store your bees

Seed Purchase Flow

This is where you store your bees

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DataVRse

Visualizing Data in 3D

Contributors

Eswar Anandapadmanaban

Amitabh Shrivastava

Ling Ye

Project Details

6 weeks

Summer 2018

@ IDEO Cambridge

My Role

3D modeling w/ Blender

VR modeling in Blocks

UX design collaboration

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Not Mixi

Collaborating with AI

Contributors

Jennifer Ding

Michael Gingras

Project Details

6 weeks

Summer 2018

@ IDEO Cambridge

My Role

Research collaboration

UX design collaboration

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Michael Nielsen

Jon Gold

Autodesk dude

Crypto Comic

Securely storing crypto key

Contributors

Jennifer Ding

Fahad Pujawani

Project Details

2 weeks

Summer 2018

@ IDEO Cambridge

My Role

Illustration

Research collaboration

Story collaboration

Cryptocurrencies open a wealth of new opportunities for asset holders... but today they also place the responsibility of security in the hands of privacy-conscious users, who choose to contend with the challenge of managing their own keys instead of saving them with a third party. A Crypto-Comic Adventure focuses on demystifying an integral part of blockchain transactions⏤storing and retrieving public and private keys⏤through a personal approach.

This comic strip outlines the risks and opportunities of a privacy-forward approach to crypto-key management in a clear and playful way. Engaged readers get guiding principles to take ownership of storing and maintaining their crypto-keys.

This comic was published by the Harvard Shorenstein Center

and on Medium