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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

Brazilian Coffee Industry

VCD, Print, Information, Interactive

Coffee Maker

ID, Consumer

Seattle: Punishment Funded City

IXD, Graduate, Interactive, Information

Our Big Gay Debate

IXD, VCD, Graduate, Interactive, Information

Audio Vision

IXD, Motion, Mobile, Systems, Consumer

New Chinese Student Guide

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

The Challenge

IXD, Interactive, Mobile, Capstone

Marquee Magazine

VCD, Interactive, Print, Publication

Catch Me If You Can

VCD, Graduate, Information, Publication

Division of Design Timeline

IXD, Interactive, Information, Web, Capstone

Volta Electric Charging Station

ID, Consumer, Sustainable

Lego OASIS Physical Interaction

IXD, Graduate, Interactive, Motion, Consumer

iPad Case

ID, Consumer

Shock Monitor

ID, Consumer, Medical

Uup! Your College Life

VCD, Interactive, Web

Modern Expresso Machine

ID, Consumer, Environment

Designing for Car Sharing

ID, Mobile, Systems, Consumer, Capstone

Rethinking Prosthetics

ID, Consumer, Medical

Prosthetic Leg

ID, Consumer, Medical

INKED | Tattoos in Seattle

VCD, Motion, Print

BLINQ: Tangible Interaction

IXD, Interactive, Mobile, Consumer

Social Phones

IXD, Interactive, Mobile, Web

Amazon Rebrand

VCD, Motion, Branding, Print, Web, Environment

A Perfect Spy

VCD, Motion, Capstone

Espresso Machine

ID, Consumer

EMP Visitor Guide App

IXD, Motion, Mobile, Capstone

Power to the Commuter

ID, Consumer, Sustainable, Capstone

Student Spotlight

IXD, Interactive, Web, Systems

Design Education in the United States

VCD, Graduate, Information

Emergent Behavior in Systems

IXD, VCD, Graduate, Print, Systems

Homegrown Hops

VCD, Print, Graduate, Information

Working Corps

IXD, VCD, Interactive, Environment, Web

Wicked Fit

IXD, ID, Graduate, Interactive

iTwist

ID, Consumer

Crosslegged

ID, Consumer, Medical

How Are You, World?

IXD, VCD, Interactive, Information

The Espresso

ID, Consumer

Common Ground

IXD, Graduate, Mobile, Systems

Devine Structures

Graduate, Print, Publication

Carbon Emissions from Livestock

IXD, Interactive, Information, Web, Sustainable

iPad Case

ID, Mobile, Consumer

Sound Transit Rebrand

VCD, Motion, Environment, Branding, Print, Web

Measuring Shock

ID, Consumer, Medical

Continuum

IXD, Interactive, Web

High Heel Prosthetic

ID, Consumer, Medical

The Hello Project

IXD, VCD, Interactive, Environment, Branding

Flight Deck Concept Center

IXD, Information, Systems

Colorful Thoughts

VCD, Interactive, Information