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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Results

Our project culminated with the production of a whitepaper, “Recommendations for Improving the Wayfinding Experience in The Boston Home,” delivered to our collaborators at The Boston Home and their CEO. The paper:

  1. Frames the problem;
  2. Provides information on prior interventions at The Boston Home;
  3. Outlines our research process;
  4. Details general information about residents of the home and lists three possible resident personas to consider in future design work;
  5. Outlines design principles future interventions should uphold: independence, safety, perceptibility, intuitiveness, and homeyness;
  6. Suggests wayfinding interventions at a variety of pricepoints that focus on learning, remembering, and feeling, as per Eckhard Feddersen’s theories detailed in Lost in Space : Architecture and Dementia;
  7. Provides considerations for future work.

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