Research

Interests: Human Computer Interaction, User Experience,  Computer Mediated Communication,  Virtual Reality, Social Technologies

 
 
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Research Assistant, Social Technologies Lab at Cornell Tech

The Social Technologies Lab at Cornell Tech designs and develops research on systems that impact social interactions in online and physical spaces.

I worked on the initial literature review to gauge a better understanding of virtual reality applications in social sciences research. To identify affordances and design considerations of virtual reality experiments, I mapped out virtual reality technologies and experiments with a variety of platforms/software:  Facebook's React VR, Unity, Adobe Fuse, Maximo, and Sketch up. I designed experiments to run in virtual reality, which involved storyboarding the virtual experience to include the experimental procedures, UI elements, and UX considerations. 

This study is currently in progress. Please reach out if you have any questions.

 
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Team photo at our computer mediated communication course research poster session

Team photo at our computer mediated communication course research poster session

Project Team Leader, Computer Mediated Communication Course Research Project

With a keen interest in UX/UI design, I proposed researching how a mobile application's interface influences users' interactions, specifically users' feelings of trust and willingness to engage with other users in in-person activities.

I am responsible for coordinating a team of five through the initial research design process, literature review, market research, IRB approval, study execution on SONA, data analysis, and writing a paper on our findings. 

Our team will be closing our SONA study soon to start analyzing our data. We are excited to share our findings, as we believe this study provides integral insight to interface designers on how to design user profiles to optimize trusting and comfortable online experiences.

Research poster including some key insights and initial findings from our preliminary results.

Research poster including some key insights and initial findings from our preliminary results.

 
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Research Assistant, Design + User Experience + Technology Lab at Cornell University

The D.U.E.T. Lab takes an empirical and interdisciplinary approach to human-centered research on how technologies and design variables impact people's feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.

I am currently working on a project involving avatars and user experience in virtual reality. Please reach out to me if you have any questions.

 
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Research Assistant, Intercultural Communication Lab at Cornell University

The Intercultural Communication Lab is affiliated with the Cornell University Department of Communication and functions closely with the Department of Information Science. The lab seeks to investigate cross cultural social interactions and norms involving communication technologies.

I am currently working on the research design and strategy for a study involving social interactions and telepresence robots.

This study is currently in progress. Please reach out if you have any questions.

 
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Research Assistant, Virtual Embodiment Lab

The Virtual Embodiment Lab focuses on the how immersive experiences in virtual environments impact people's perception.

I am currently involved in planning and designing a study investigating how virtual reality influences individuals' distance perceptions. I worked with my team members to write an initial draft and a revised script that will be used in the study. 

During my time at the lab, I am gaining exposure to various VR software and equipment: 3DS Max, Unity, High Fidelity, and Oculus. I am incredibly excited to develop my world-building skills and learning about capabilities, limitations, and potential applications of VR.

This study is currently in progress. Please reach out if you have any questions.