Social Butterfly, 2018.
Social Butterfly encourages activity-based socialization amongst children using wings as a medium, capturing the playfulness, confidence, and larger-than-life personality associated with wearing wings. The wearer can attract the attention of nearby playmates by triggering a motor-actuated fluttering motion. Our wings also celebrate creativity and foster conversation – children can draw and write on six panels to create a set of visual, personalized conversation topics. Playmates can touch a fragment of the wing mosaic, which illuminates a panel as a conversation starter.
Ph.D. Molecular & Cell Biology, 2019
B.A. Cognitive Science and Computer Science, 2019
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2019
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2018