ITP Class: Design Expo

Design Expo was a class at NYU ITP taught by Clay Shirky. The class was a participant of the 2013 Microsoft Research “Design Expo – Making Data Useful: Improving Your Life, Community, and World”.

Award: Best System Design at the Microsoft Design Expo

Team Mine from NYU ITP wins Best System Design at the 2013 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit as part of the Design Expo – Making Data Useful: Improving Your Life, Community, and World[Instagram]

ITP presenting at Microsoft Research

Mine presentation at the 2013 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit

My team brought the project to the 2013 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit as part of “Design Expo – Making Data Useful: Improving Your Life, Community, and World”. The conference took place at the Microsoft HQ in Redmond, WA. It was

Mine UI Walkthrough

I redesigned the UI for the presentation at MS Research, giving it a more cohesive look. My use of the Metro design style was a nod to Microsoft’s part in the design competition.

End of Semester Results

After gathering some great data from our interviews, we iterated to the final presentation of our design.

Testing

We interviewed a many people, both in-person and online.

Iterate: Make it Mine

The name ‘Mine’ came to be while envisioning the power of using this product. We simplified our interfaces for impact and clarity while also capturing some playful interactions.

Iterate: Digestible

We focused on statistics, text analysis, and displaying results through easily digestible tidbits of data insight.

Iterate: {blank}-ability

Bringing together everything we brainstormed and discussed, we created an early design iteration of what would eventually become Mine.

Brainstorming

What can we create that uses data to improve the lives of individuals? We started by generating some ideas, then came at it from a couple other directions around the data itself.