I’m a designer and tech optimist, focused on using technology to make us more human. My work explores how new technologies can amplify our health, intellectual capacity, and creativity.

 
 

Moatboat

Using technology to rethink creativity. A virtual reality and augmented reality experience where whatever you say happens. Simply say your ideas out loud, and they start to come to life. Use your voice to add characters, actions, and objects. Create and interact with the world around you.

www.moatboat.com

 

Reading beyond paper

An exploration into the potential of reading experiences when content is no longer constrained to paper. Books used to be a representation of a final idea, but what idea is final? Ideas shouldn't be confined to the pages of a book, they should be be shared, copied, added to, and improved upon over time. What would reading look like if it flowed into and out of pages freely? If the content you read was celebrated and respected, but not treated quite so preciously? What is the potential of reading, beyond paper?

 

Love In

A manifesto about love and innovation. How do you make products that people love? You have to put love into the creation process. Not just hard work or innovative ideas, you have to put love into the process. If you don't love the product you are making, how can you expect anyone else to love it? That love isn't just required in the initial process, it needs to be passed on to every single person who touches that product along the way. Love in, love out.

 

Four By Design

A grassroots speaking series that I founded, designed, and ran. Four by Design was a series of talks by designers, for designers. It featured everyday designers, talking about the things they are most passionate about, in order to inspire their peers. The world is full of amazing, rock star designers who share their wisdom, but it is often our peers who are our most inspiring influences.

 

Best Day Ever

We think of our best day ever as an epic event, a once in a lifetime day. The reality, according to real-world tweets, is that the the simplest unexpected delights can constitute the best day ever. I wanted to celebrate this idea with an app of #BestDayEver tweets.