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.
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.
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.
Formerly the 'ICT4D Guide', the OpenTech4Good platform is a public repository of information, links, and tools in the Tech4Good space.
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.
Additionally, I am working on a book of these concepts and sketches, as well as an upcoming podcast series related to the concepts.
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.
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.
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. 😌
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.
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.