Documenting + reflecting on six months of our senior Capstone project with Expedia

Over the last six months, our team has been working to answer the question: How might we reimagine the “post”-pandemic international travel experience for people ages 20–30? COVID-19 has impacted all walks of life, including the travel industry. As four up-and-coming designers and travel enthusiasts, we approached the project optimistic…

Demonstrating a use case for a pet-centered app

This week, I was challenged to make a video prototype for an existing application centered around health or wellness. I decided on Chewy: an app for all things pets need, like food, medications and supplies.

Design

For my video, I decided on a comical scenario for a dog owner. After…

Developing + testing a VUI with the Wizard of Oz method

Our challenge this week was to build and test a behavioral prototype for a voice user interface (VUI) or a chatbot. Along with this challenge were several constraints. First, the prototype must simulate an interactive experience between a user and an interface. Also, it must allow for real-time modification…

Designing and testing a voice-user interface to encourage critical thought + a better-informed public

In the digital age, there are many ways to stay informed—YouTube videos, TikToks, podcasts, you name it. According to a 2018 NPR report, 70% of people who own smart speakers have reported using their devices to listen to the news. Although news is not one of the main features for…

My design process for an IoT pouch that protects + tracks your valuables

Misplacing things can be a daily stressor — keys, headphones, jewelry, you name it. Sometimes I wish I had a tracker on all of my items just so I could never lose anything ever again. …

My second iteration of an IoT device to combat political misinformation

Before watching the final presidential debate, my housemates and I joked about playing a drinking game in which every time a candidate lied, we’d take a shot. After the debate, I was curious about how many times that would have actually been. As it turns out, we would’ve ended the…

A design process blog in the post-truth era

Some say we now live in a post-truth era. Some say we always have. Whichever is true, we can all agree humans lie — and some humans much more than others. Mistruths range from harmless white lies to political misinformation. Recently, we’ve observed the latter on the 2020 Presidential election…

Cameron Wood

Seattle-based UX designer & researcher. Finishing up my Human Centered Design & Engineering degree @ UW. Check out cameronawood.com for more!

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