Senior Capstone - Sound Sensitivity Associated Vitals
Fall 2019/Spring 2020
Collaborated with 3 electrical engineers to build a prototype system/application for
our project sponsor, Dr. Bonnie Schnitta.
Read our Final Report.
Financial Business Plan
Completed a comprehensive financial business plan for my hypothetical photography business.
Created financial assumptions, pro forma statements, and analyzed investor returns.
Surfboard Engineering Model and Animation
Designed, modeled, assembled, animated, and made a product render of my dream surfboard
using Inventor, Autocad, and 3DS Max.
Lamp Engineering Drawings and Assembly
Designed, modeled, assembled, and annotated a lamp using Inventor and AutoCAD.
Human Factors Design - POS System
I worked with a group to develop an alternative Point of Sale system. Specifically, I designed/ran both usability tests and assisted with making mockups in sketch. We started with a concept with smartphone scanners, but informal user testing revealed several limitations with this model. We then pivote to an RFID hardware component designed to eliminate the repetitive and tedious process of scanning items. The team put a high-fidelity mockup of the software component and general scanner layout through a usability test, which informed several key design alterations.
Advanced Hearing Protection Concept
Conceptualized a new design for advanced military hearing protection and created a product based on user needs from an active SBIR Grant. Worked the concept into a fully-fledged business plan with with a scalable strategy. Completed as a class project and had concept validation from an audio engineering firm.
UNIfy Brand Strategy
UNIfy is the first student-run organization focused on bridging different entrepreneurship programs from colleges and universities in the Boston area and is centered around three pillars: connect, educate, and ignite. Through targeted and diverse programming, UNIfy seeks to bring together and serve a wide variety of entrepreneurial-minded students across the city.
APA Research Replication
Conducted an direct replication of a study designed to test curiosity and its effects on emotions. Tested participants, collected and secured data, ran data analysis scripts, and reported findings in APA format.
Medical Device Cart
Researched user needs for a cart that holds 2 cancer treatment devices. We made user requirements, initial sketches, a PUGH matrix, and then I rendered the cart in Rhino.
Psychological Effects of Music Distraction [Research Review]
Wrote a Mini Review paper on music as a distraction, and its potential to reduce pain and suffering.
Matlab image processor
The image processor had an interactive GUI that changes the orientation, contrast, color values, brightness, file type, and contrast curve characteristics. This tool allowed the user to edit photos to improve certain qualities or make other aspects more visible while also having usability aspects such as an undo button and the ability to reset the application.
Rescue Drone UI
Created a mockup of UI/controller for a rescue drone. Done for a group project.
HAS Business Plan
Led a student team for the semester to create a business plan centered around a new earplug design. I found the opportunity, got mentorship from an acoustics professional, and pitched the idea in class.