While working towards my graduate degree in industrial design at Rhode Island School of Design, I realized that my love for my native New York was more than just hometown pride. I wanted to understand what I loved about city life, and what makes cities work.
I harnessed iterative and experimental thinking combined with contextual research, playful co-design sessions, and multiple mapping activities to understand what makes better public spaces. This work culminated in a stakeholder engagement tool meant to help community members imagine the potential for delight in an unused public space under a major highway interchange.
Please see my blog for the full introduction to the thesis book. More images of the experimentation to come.