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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Interventions

We created spaces that supported a variety of engagement speeds and atmospheric sound levels, from deep independent focus spaces to small team discussion spaces, communal spaces, and messy hands-on spaces. We renovated and fabricated work surfaces to accomodate these needs, and thought critically about color, light, and sound.

We sourced new seating options and put casters on nearly everything to create a modular space, capable of accomodating both everyday traffic and large cultural events on campus.

We gave the main spaces of the library a unique and energetic character through a refreshed color palette, a full-wall homasote pin board, a mobile and modular planter system, and updates to the library’s branding and wayfinding.