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Snehal
Mantri

IXD

MASTER

With my background in advertising and graphic design, interaction design feels like a mixture of those two with an additional advantage of system design. I enjoy designing experiences that are simple, intuitive and easy to use which leaves no room for any unnecessary information. When I am not designing, I love to cook and travel to new places.

Lego OASIS Physical Interaction

OASIS (Object Aware Situated Interactive System) allows recognizing and tracking objects & gestures, combined with interactive projection. We designed an interactive playing surface for Lego using OASIS so that a lego toy can create projected terrain and active environments related to its identity. OASIS is a collaboration between Intel Research Labs Seattle and University of Washington.

Project done in collaboration with University of Washington and Intel Research Labs Seattle

OTHER COLLABORATORS:

Ryder Ziola
Dr. Beverly Harrison

Abductive Thinking

Inspired by Jon Kolko’s paper on “Abductive thinking and sense making”, I developed this nomograph that can motivate designers to think out of the box and create new ideas. Abductive thinking as defined by Jon Kolko is the best working hypothesis, given all the available data. In the nomography, the pink circle signifies different phases of a design process, blue circle describes different sets of data that a designer [usually] already knows and the yellow circle lists different brainstorming approaches. By changing the nomograph directions, a designer can generate inspirations that can help create new design solution.

Related Projects

TOTAL PROJECTS

91

Colorful Thoughts

VCD, Interactive, Information

Crosslegged

ID, Consumer, Medical

The Hello Project

IXD, VCD, Interactive, Environment, Branding

Rethinking Prosthetics

ID, Consumer, Medical

A Perfect Spy

VCD, Motion, Capstone

EMP Visitor Guide App

IXD, Motion, Mobile, Capstone

Carbon Emissions from Livestock

IXD, Interactive, Information, Web, Sustainable

Coffee Maker

ID, Consumer

Sound Transit Rebrand

VCD, Motion, Environment, Branding, Print, Web

How Are You, World?

IXD, VCD, Interactive, Information

Uup! Your College Life

VCD, Interactive, Web

New Chinese Student Guide

VCD, Interactive, Print, Information, Web, Publication, Capstone

Designing for Car Sharing

ID, Mobile, Systems, Consumer, Capstone

Seattle: Punishment Funded City

IXD, Graduate, Interactive, Information

Modern Expresso Machine

ID, Consumer, Environment

Volta Electric Charging Station

ID, Consumer, Sustainable

Our Big Gay Debate

IXD, VCD, Graduate, Interactive, Information

Flight Deck Concept Center

IXD, Information, Systems

iTwist

ID, Consumer

Audio Vision

IXD, Motion, Mobile, Systems, Consumer

BLINQ: Tangible Interaction

IXD, Interactive, Mobile, Consumer

Division of Design Timeline

IXD, Interactive, Information, Web, Capstone

Student Spotlight

IXD, Interactive, Web, Systems

Emergent Behavior in Systems

IXD, VCD, Graduate, Print, Systems

Wicked Fit

IXD, ID, Graduate, Interactive

Power to the Commuter

ID, Consumer, Sustainable, Capstone

The Espresso

ID, Consumer

Marquee Magazine

VCD, Interactive, Print, Publication

Homegrown Hops

VCD, Print, Graduate, Information

Prosthetic Leg

ID, Consumer, Medical

Catch Me If You Can

VCD, Graduate, Information, Publication

Social Phones

IXD, Interactive, Mobile, Web

Devine Structures

Graduate, Print, Publication

The Challenge

IXD, Interactive, Mobile, Capstone

INKED | Tattoos in Seattle

VCD, Motion, Print

Common Ground

IXD, Graduate, Mobile, Systems

Amazon Rebrand

VCD, Motion, Branding, Print, Web, Environment

Design Education in the United States

VCD, Graduate, Information

iPad Case

ID, Mobile, Consumer

Espresso Machine

ID, Consumer

Brazilian Coffee Industry

VCD, Print, Information, Interactive

Continuum

IXD, Interactive, Web

iPad Case

ID, Consumer

Lego OASIS Physical Interaction

IXD, Graduate, Interactive, Motion, Consumer

Working Corps

IXD, VCD, Interactive, Environment, Web

Shock Monitor

ID, Consumer, Medical

High Heel Prosthetic

ID, Consumer, Medical

Measuring Shock

ID, Consumer, Medical