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Storyboarding

I have been drawing for most of my life. For the most part, it has remained a hobby of mine that I engage in purely for fun, rarely intersecting with my academic and professional work. However, I have found that the skills I have honed through this hobby have come in handy in my design work, especially when creating storyboards to visualize ideas.

Here is a collection of storyboards I drew for projects I worked on throughout my Master’s program.

Musical Stepping Stones

This was part of a small project done for a course called Advanced Interfaces. For this project, we were challenged to come up with an interaction with a physical interface situated in a public space that would create a moment of delight, joy, or reflection for the person interacting with the interface. The interaction needed to entice a person to come interact with it, allow them to interact directly with it, and provide some sort of feedback to them.

I came up with the concept of light-up stepping stones in a public park that changed colors and played musical notes when stepped on, providing park-goers an opportunity to be creative and have fun.

Wardrobe Assistant Mirror

This was part of a small group project also for the Advanced Interfaces course. The challenge for this project was to augment an everyday household ritual with ambient computing.

The ritual I chose was getting dressed. I imagined someone with an extensive wardrobe who has trouble deciding what to wear. The user could input factors such as the weather, location, and method of travel into the Wardrobe Assistant Mirror. The Mirror would then return an outfit suggestion comprising of clothing pieces from the user's closet, overlaying it on top of the user's reflection so they can preview it.

Shoops (WIP)

Shoops is a refinement and combination of the Wardrobe Assistant Mirror with another concept. These concepts combined led to Shoops, a clothing donation and AR experience.

Shoops would be situated in a public place, such as a recreation center

Shoops storyboard.

This storyboard was used as the basis for our video prototype.

Shoops video prototype.

World of Wuxia (WIP)

World of Wuxia is an immersive exhibit that allows museum patrons to experience the world of Chinese martial arts fiction and become a martial arts hero themselves as they embark on a journey through this ancient Chinese setting.

World of Wuxia storyboard.
World of Wuxia final poster.

Work ‘n’ Play

Work ‘n’ Play was a concept we explored while ideating for Helply but ultimately scrapped.

In a work-from-home environment, work and home boundaries are at risk of becoming blurred, which can lead to employees working when they should be resting or taking care of other personal matters.

To address this issue, Work 'n' Play offers a solution involving sensors placed around the home to create explicit boundaries between work and home. When a work device enters a designated no-work zone, the user is alerted that they shouldn't be bringing their device into that zone to work.

Stellar (WIP)

Pregnancy Belt

Constellation Night Light

Stellar (Final Concept) Storyboard

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QuLab (WIP)

Concept Storyboard

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Video Storyboard