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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Telling the Soofa story





Refreshing the Soofa website to reflect a change in direction.

Challenge

Smart-city sustainable tech start-up Soofa was founded in 2014 out of the MIT Media Lab by three female engineers and entrepreneurs. When I arrived at Soofa in Summer 2018, the company had begun phasing out its founding product to focus on the Soofa Sign, a platform for community content and digital advertisements in the real world made possible by solar power and electronic paper technology.

Soofa needed their web presence to reflect this shift, and to support them in their new goals.

Objectives

The goals of this redesign were to:

  1. Streamline storytelling to focus on Soofa’s present and future, instead of its past and
  2. Generate marketing and landowner leads for potential Soofa Sign clients.

  3. Highlight Soofa Sign’s black and white electronic paper technology.

  4. Improve SEO and web accessibility.
The revamped soofa sitemap.