As a designer, I value how aesthetics address and exceed both physical and psychological needs. With a specialism in human factors, I enjoy conducting usability tests in order to find flaws and learn how to develop products.
Ripple guides individuals through deep breathing exercises, aiming to instill a healthy coping mechanism against panic attacks.
The at-home training device is comprised of LED-fitted rings that move up and down to visually represent breathing, following the pattern to breathe in, hold your breath, and breathe out for 5 seconds each. It also diffuses aromas, plays audio, and has a thermal conductor to stimulate and calm the user’s senses.
The wearable is equipped with similar functions to stimulate the user’s senses, providing immediate guidance during a panic attack. The wearable also monitors the body’s stress state and logs panic attacks onto an app that can be used for self-reflection.
Both devices are situated on a dock that can wirelessly charge a phone and the wearable. This is to ensure the integration of using the training device and wearable into the user’s daily routine
Emergo by UL, Human Factors Associate (2021-2022)
Gained extensive human factors research experience with a range of medical products. During this time, I performed as an analyst for usability tests, both in-person and remotely. This included: noting findings during use scenarios and knowledge tasks, participating in debrief sessions, developing reports on findings and root causes, and preparing data sheets and test rooms. Additionally, I developed multiple analysis documents, including a Use Related Risk Analysis, Known Problem Analysis, and Threshold Analysis.