Grow Grammar (formerly Sentopiary) is an educational iPad app designed to help elementary and middle school students learn grammar through writing. As the content developer on this project, I was responsible for the research that shaped the content and concept. This included a survey of similar software and extensive research on English grammar, how grammar is taught and learned, and, because Sentopiary is for use in the classroom, Common Core State Standards. Watch the demo video, view the image gallery. www.eeiioo.com
Design for UNICEF
A demanding and rewarding class, Design for UNICEF required research on many topics—from governmental and social structures in Burundi, to operations of international telecoms, to the intricacies of solar technology—in order to develop a realistic and thorough project proposal. Our final presentation, which was given at the UN, clearly communicated the components of our idea: a collaborative entrepreneurship project which brings accessible and affordable mobile phone charging to villages.
Plan A Advisors
Plan A Advisors is a boutique consulting practice dedicated to nonprofits and philanthropy. I provide research, information synthesis, and data analysis services. Deliverables include maps and graphics for presentations, succinct research papers, meeting summaries, and prospect profiles. www.planaadvisors.com
CreatorBox delivers STEM focused build-it-yourself projects for kids ages 6-12. As a product engineer for this TechStars incubated startup, I was responsible for designing and fabricating toys that became retail items. Each toy required conceptual, design, and material research that was then used in developing prototypes and final products. www.creatorbox.com
This site showcases a selection of work completed at ITP, a two-year graduate program located in the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. ITP encourages students to develop creative uses of communications technologies. To me, this means encouraging learning through the exchange of stories.