speculative design

Speculative design is a design practice that involves thinking about the future and asking questions like “what if?” and “for whom?” . It’s a subsidiary of critical design that was popularized by design academics Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby in the 1990s. Speculative design helps people explore complex problems, new perspectives, and imagination to imagine and shape possible futures. It can also help address big societal issues by creating products and services for those scenarios

Envisioning a Machine Learning Product Identifying Tool

I had already established a roadmap for our internal tools to integrate machine learning, but I discovered a need to clearly broadcast the vision for how AI will work in our product. This could be considered a sort of product […]

Mine: Brainstorming

Initial Project Ideas Procrastination app Computer breakADDstudy open tabs in browser iPhone as psychologist Farming app For small-plot farmers internationally“urban farmer movement”:people who are raising small plots of crops in their backyards, public lands etc. Follow entities News aggregation by

Mood Tracking Concept

This project imagines using a variety of data sources to track patients with mood disorders. Past trends in those sources correlated with identified mood patterns are used to identify upcoming episodes and deploy interventions to mitigate (notify therapist/friends/family, trigger automated

Mood Miner

Mood Tracking

This speculative design project was about the idea the we have many digital indicators that reflect our emotional state. Depressed people tend to use certain “junk” words (see Pennebaker’s work), so these known algorithms could detect emotional state from email

Body Shape Tracking

This is some brainstorming around various sensors one could possibly use/wear to monitor health or fitness progress. [Assignment] My role: sole contributor