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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
BS in Electronic Media, Arts and Communication
New York, USA
Sep 2007 – Dec 2010
New York, USA
Sep 2010 – Aug 2011
New Media Specialist
Aug 2011 – Mar 2012
Dec 2011 – Sep 2012
Master of Interaction Design
Sep 2012 – Jul 2013
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Publication Design User Interface Design
UI Interaction DesignIxDPhotography
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WE ARE OVERLOADED WITH DATA
From the PastFrom the Present
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MEET A NEW WAY TO SEDIMENT YOUR DIGITAL READING
Roko is an application that quantifies your reading activities and transforms them into
insightful reports that help you to manage, discover, and share your reading experience.
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Your reading on Flipboard
The Extreme ... (9%)
How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet
You read this article 1 year ago:
by James Joyce
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Your have been
You read 46 articles this week
my Reading world
YOU CAN CREATE 6 TYPES OF REPORTS WITH ROKO
Each report has specialized functions that attach to different types of readers.
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Compare to how you
read this week to last
week and your goal
Compare to your
friend and the
that shows how much
you read each day
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Hightlight & Note
from your reading
Overview of your
Where you left off
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from each type of
others based on
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that you have read
from each source
A teaser to your
The sizes roughly
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what you read
With insights from Roko,
you can better ...
yourself to read
While not all five values of Roko will be valid for everyone,
there is a value in Roko for every type of digital reader.
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I began this project through my observation that we have accumulated so many e-books,
but we easily forget about them. Then I did an informal interview and survey to investigate
what prevent people from reading books. The result is shown below.
Don’t have time
Out of sight
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With the observation that I made, I came up with two initial concepts that lie in two
extremes: one is a mobile application and another is a physical object.
By Aarron Walter
What’s Mine is
By Rachel Botsman and
12 pages left
8 hours left
By Lee Sheldon
Book: A Futurist’s
By Hugh McGuire and
By Stephen P. Anderson
3 hours left
By Jack Cheng + Add new book
WHY READ IT
IN A NOVEL
WHEN I CAN
by Jack Cheng
Such an ironic
quote. Love it!
A mobile application that motivates you
read your book through goal-setting
A physical souvenir of your digital
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Goal for each Source
Compare to others >
MY WEEKLY GOAL
44 5 +
By combining the two initial concepts and the lesson from the workshop, I developed the
first version of Roko. In this version, the core objective of tracking your reading experience
is to motivate you to read more, and everything is displayed in one dashboard.
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I used the wireframe that I developed to test with other people. Most of the negative
feedback revolves around using “motivation” as a core objective.
I could pay $10 for this app. I like the time capsule idea.
I don’t want to be told
what to do.
I only need to know what
If I am already motivated,
why do I need it?
The logo looks like
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Emma Karen PaulName
Age 24 27 36
Occupation Graduate Student Painter IT Consultant
Type of reader Casual Active Professional
Reading Amount 3 articles per days 40 articles per days / 4 books per month 20 articles per day / sections of books
Variety of trendy topics / Topics relating
to her friends
Arts / Philosophy / General Knowledge
Topics relating to projects that he is
working on / Technology / Music
Main Sources Facebook, Flipboard, News Websites Facebook, Web Boards, Blogs Pulse, Linkedin, Twitter, News Website
Main Devices Laptop / iPad Laptop / Books Laptop / iPad / iPhone / eReader
“I do prefer reading than going out.”“I read because I want to be in trend.” “Reading is a part of my job.”
- I hate a page a long text.
- I can easily get distracted.
- I have a problem collecting articles
that I read online.
- Sometimes, I cannot stop reading.
- Multiple devices and platforms make
my life complicated.
- I don’t have time for reflection.
I want to ...
- Be up to date.
- Read more.
- Find books that is right for me.
I want to ...
- Organize my digital assets.
- Discover deeper information on what
I am reading
I want to ...
- Optimize my time
- Get the most out of what I read
- Not forgetting what I read
CREATING USER PERSONAS
Using what I learned from the interviews, I develops persona of three different
types of users to use as a guideline for my design process.
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I used the feedbacks and personas as the guideline to finalize the concept. Then develop
a prototype using a software called Mag+.
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Zijing Zhang, Natt Phenjati
TACTILE BATTERY CASE
Workshop 5: MORE
Project Leader: Paolo Lorini
Stefan Krivokapic, Nima Gazestani
Final Presentation: 22/03/2013
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WHAT IF YOUR PHONE CAN MOVE?
VITRO is a new kind of iPhone battery case with a dynamic tactile surface that gives a new
form of communication between iPhone and its owner.
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Better than phone vibration. You can easily see the movement of VITRO and
differentiate different types of notifications without the need of the phone’s screen.
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You not only can see but also can touch the movement of VITRO. You can feel it when
you are talking on the phone or when the phone is inside your pocket.
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Attach your iPhone with the case;
then install VITRO app
Select a type of movement for
your VITRO alert
Enable VITRO alert for your apps
in Notification Center
The movement of VITRO is integrated with notification of your phone. You can set different
type of movements for each notification you receive.
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Rain Drop Count Down Capital X Snake
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Electroactive Polymer (EAP)
Sheets and Printed Circuit
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The brief is to find a way to help us manage time without using display.
Observing that the we always leave our phones on
a table when we work, we wondered how to add
value to the backside of our phones?
“ZEN” (2007) by René Lee
We started by researching about tactile interface
to see the design language and technology behind
inspirations that we found.
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Our biggest challenge was to find a material that can move with a small amount of energy and
consumes minimal space. By talking with a research center, supplier, and scientist, we discover
the right material for our project: Electroactive Polymer (EAP).
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We used multiple way of prototyping to test and refine our concepts, ranging from
sketching, hacking, 3D rendering, to building physical mockups.
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Design & Technical
Key Partners: Primary Market:
Key Resources: Channels:
Marketing & Supply
Circuit Board $5
EAP Sheets $25
Profit Margin $33
Retail Price: $150
Fixed Cost ÷ Profit Margin = Break Even
120,000 ÷ 33 = 3,637 Units
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FEATURED ON ...
Tuvie Brit + Co.
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INTERACTIVE POP-UP BOOK FOR ALFA ROMEO MITO
Mito Flip is a pop-up book that becomes alive by combining it with an iPad and projector.
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MiTo Flip works on 3 levels. It can work as a standalone pop-up book. By inserting an iPad inside,
you can touch and light up MiTo Flip from below. Then by adding a projector, you can trigger the
projector to project an animation onto MiTo Flip by flipping each page.
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Connect with iPad
via Aux Input
Plastic sheet Incomplete circuit Complete circuit
Send signal to iPad
When it is opened
When the book is closed
HOW IT WORKS
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Concourse is a learning management system which uses syllabus as its core.
It is created by Intellidemia, a startup company based in New York.
Demo of Concourse: https://demo.campusconcourse.com/login
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Side by side comparison between old and new interface that I designed.
RE-DESIGN THE INTERFACE
My main task was to re-designing the interface of Concourse. The new interface uses
screen space much more efficiently and is easier to navigate and customize.
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DESIGN NEW FEATURE
To develop a report system for Concourse, I studied other analytics systems, and
develop wireframes and use cases for the new feature.
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THAI EDUCATION IS CHANGING
Thai government has planned to deploy tablet to every K12 students in Thailand.
The image below comes from a pilot classroom that I visited with the company.
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(Teaching Management System)
Planet of Knowledge
The number one
pain point: to create
DESIGN NEW ECOSYSTEM
Through interviews and observation, I identified three main issues in Thai education.
Then I design three interconnected systems to address the problem.
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