Gabriel Krieshok

Data scientist and global lead for digital transformation at Abt Associates. Founder of ProprThings which focuses on design solutions to everyday life. Creator of ICT4DGuide.org with resources to build Technology for Good. Sketches Everyday Concepts and other doodles. Gives talks, writes elsewhere,, and blogs here from time to time.


ProprThings

My passion for 3D printing inspired me to found ProprThings, a small design studio with some like-minded folks where we custom develop "useful objects inspired by design solutions to everyday life."

One of our products, the ProprHandle, is a 3d-printed handle that makes it easier to hold and position your tablet device or phone, and was a successful Kickstarter campaign. We are currently developing a flat, transformable phone stand.

ProprHandle Build Timelapse

Tech4Good Field Guide

A book with over 500 links to resources organizations, services, and platforms compiled throughout my years working at the intersection of technology and social development.

Tech4Good Field Guide

Open Tech4Good Site

Formerly the 'ICT4D Guide', the OpenTech4Good platform is a public repository of information, links, and tools in the Tech4Good space.

Tech4Good Guide

Everyday Concepts

A sketch series that I began doing from a collection of concepts, mental models, economics principles, design terms, etc. that I've been collecting over the years.

Check out the Everyday Concepts page or my Twitter account for updates.

Additionally, I am working on a book of these concepts and sketches, as well as an upcoming podcast series related to the concepts.

Everyday Concepts

MECVision

The Mosquito Egg Computer Vision (MECVision) web-app is a Progressive Web App that uses computer vision on mosquito trap papers (ovitraps) to estimate the number of mosquito eggs on that ovitrap.

You can read more about MECVision here and here.

MECVision

Number Memorization Sketches

The “major system” (aka phonetic number system) is a mnemonic strategy that helps to memorize numbers by associating numbers with imagery that you assemble together to tell imaginative stories that can be easily remembered.

I published the examples as a how-to guide for remembering numbers more easily through visual imagery.

Number Memorization Sketches

The Silent Podcast

The Silent Podcast is a 10-minute pocket of stillness in your day.

I started this project as a way to help motivate myself and others to prioritize mindfulness, even in the context of busy podcast listening. 😌

The Silent Podcast

New Tab / Random Quote

Web app and Chrome extension (GitHub) which lets you replace the default 'new tab' screen with your own randomly-selected quotations.

I made this as I was working on some other, more complex web apps with intricate database, interactivity requirements, and I was brushing up on my JavaScript.

New Tab Random Quote

Depressing Cookie Calorie Converter

A client-side calculator app to test various front-end practices with Vue.js — meant to visualize the impact of any number of thin, minty, chocolate cookies in a lighthearted albeit slightly depressing manner.

Depressing Cookie Calorie Converter

Meetings or Bednets

A vue.js-built front-end calculator app to visualize (hypothetical) meeting time versus bednet purchasing.

I worked at the Peace Corps headquarters at the time and couldn't help myself.

Meetings or Bednets