Research

Improving air quality

Co-designing with doulas

Creating meaningful metrics

Adapting wayfinding


Design

Fostering slow conversation

Playing in public

Reinventing the library

Designing an exhibit


User Experience

Telling the Soofa story

Prototyping an interface


Art

Making eye contact

Printmaking





About

Gabrielle Clarke is a human-centered designer, design researcher, and strategist from San Diego, California. She graduated from Olin College of Engineering in 2018 with a degree in engineering and a concentration in human-centered design. She loves thinking about challenging problems at the system level, and also refining small details.

She is currently a Product Design Associate at Livongo Health.


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Fostering slow conversation





Encouraging casual community-wide conversation and collaboration through programming and space innovation.

Challenge

Members of the Olin College of Engineering community were frustrated that the campus lacked a place where faculty, staff, and students could all feel comfortable and engage in casual conversations.

Project approach

Conversations with Olin faculty and staff suggested that a coffeeshop setting might provide a conducive environment for conversation, collaboration, and co-exisiting while working independently. Two peers and I took on the challenge of designing and launching a pop-up coffeeshop, The Acronym, in collaboration with an Olin staff member.
An aerial view of an early opening of The Acronym, a pop-up coffeeshop that occupied an unused front desk in the entry of the main administrative building at Olin College of Engineering.
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AN AERIAL VIEW OF AN EARLY OPENING OF THE ACRONYM, A POP-UP COFFEESHOP THAT OCCUPIED AN UNOCCUPIED FRONT DESK IN THE ENTRY OF THE MAIN ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING AT OLIN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING.