Seattle Children’s Hospital
Design Intern, Consultancy
UI/UX, Branding, Illustration
Duration: 4 months
Child Behavioral & Development Department
As an intern at Seattle Children's Innovative Technologies Laboratory (SCITL) I worked in their Autism Center Facility alongside researchers and developers. I was tasked with building a completely new brand for the research lab which required a new logo, marketing materials, and developing new tools for researchers.
When working with the team at SCITL, they were able to let me experience first-hand the tests that they would have the children participate in. I utilized this experience to better understand how to frame the logomark so that it evoked the feeling of progression in technology and research. As seen in the final logomark, I utilized two forms of technology that is used at the lab, Microsoft Hololenses for eye tracking video tests and iPads for facial recognition tests.
I also made sure that the logomark was cohesive with the already existing Seattle Children’s logo. I utilized the same colors while also making the mark a marine animal.
The new research program was to be conducted with young participants between the ages of 2-17. This program would be a 3 year research study that would help understand the brain activity and eye-tracking. This booklet is a gift to participants of that study in which it would showcase the participant photos as they grow up. I created all the illustrations.
This brochure is to promote and provide clarifying information to parents and participants in the Social Cognition and Technology Study being done at the Autism Center. On the left is the previous version of the brochure which is uninteresting and does not represent Seattle Children’s the best it can. I developed a new brochure with the most recent data and information that is relevant to the study while improving the graphical experience on the right.
Karolinska Institutet Infant Tablet Study
I was tasked with developing user-interfaces for a new research study that involves eye-tracking technology. This application would be in collaboration with Karolinska Institutet and Seattle Children’s.
Goal: To gain further understanding of social and cognitive interactions of babies with Autistic Spectrum Disorder through gathering data on eye-tracking information.
Audience: Families and their Child (Up to age 3) with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
Wireframing and sitemapping
During the production of this app I was provided the initial wireframes of the application by the associate researcher in my team. When I received the wireframes, I decided to create a simpler sitemap to better understand the needs of the user and the userflow that was more refined than the powerpoint wireframes. I went into sketch and quickly created the most important tabs that the user would interact with.
Once I had created the sitemap, I moved into sketch again and built the wireframes while implementing better navigation and recognizable system interfaces. I delivered all the assets to the developers to build the application.
Overall, interning and consulting with the SCITL team had made me respect the research behind understanding complex problems. I believe that this has helped me realize that the design process is similar in that we must value the development of design and not just the final product. Each project that I did was part of a much bigger solution and that is what I think design should reflect in the world.