About Us


We are a group of Carnegie Master's Human-Computer Interaction students looking to save the world, one usability test at a time.

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Ansaria

 

Ansaria Mohammed

Ansaria's passion for HCI stems from her desire to make information accessible, actionable, and delightful. She has a background in education and marketing with a bachelors degree in Marketing from the University of Florida. Outside of work, Ansaria enjoys singing and comedy.

ansaria.co
linkedin.com/in/ansaria

 

 

Ansaria Mohammed

We spent our first five months researching the domain and finding an area to focus on. We read eighty-three research journals, interviewed twenty-five experts and focused in on three analagous domains.

 

Frank

 

Frank Teng

Frank grew up in LA and graduated from Yale and CMU. He discovered the world of UX when searched for the dream job that combined "psychology, tech, and design".  He loves backpacking around the world and collecting unique pencils.

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Frank Teng

From our research and help from our clients at NASA we came up with initial design ideas and began prototyping. After each set of user tests we used feedback to make changes and create new iterations.

Ken

 

Ken St. Clair

Ken brings 12 years of experience in engineering, sales, and operations orgs. Having navigating the New York startup scene and monetized online publishers at Facebook, he recently decided to enhance his focus on elegant, human-centered experiences with Carnegie Mellon's Masters of Human Computer Interaction.

https://github.com/kenxle
https://www.instagram.com/stclair.design/

 

Ken St. Clair

Our final prototype utilizes real-time transcription, prioritized notifications, and intuitive data visualization to empower our user to more effectively troubleshoot anomalies during the 8 hours before launch.

Melodie


Melodie Yashar

Melodie is a designer whose work operates at the intersection of experiential, environmental and interaction design practices.  Prior to the Master of Human Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University, Melodie received a Master of Architecture from Columbia University, as well as bachelors degrees from Art Center College of Design and UC Berkeley. Melodie was part of the winning team for NASA's Phase 1 Centennial Challenge for a 3D-Printed Habitat on Mars and has collaborated with NASA Langley on plans for a sub-scale demo for a future surface habitat. Melodie has over four years of corporate identity experience including work in brand strategy, product, environmental design, and nomenclature working at consultancies such as Pentagram. 

www.melodieyashar.com

 

Melodie Yashar

Melodie is a designer whose work operates at the intersection of experiential, environmental and interaction design practices.  Prior to the Master of Human Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University, Melodie received a Master of Architecture from Columbia University, as well as bachelors degrees from Art Center College of Design and UC Berkeley. Melodie was part of the winning team for NASA's Phase 1 Centennial Challenge for a 3D-Printed Habitat on Mars and has collaborated with NASA Langley on plans for a sub-scale demo for a future surface habitat. Melodie has over four years of corporate identity experience including work in brand strategy, product, environmental design, and nomenclature working at consultancies such as Pentagram. 

www.melodieyashar.com

Tait

 

Tait Wayland

Tait is a product designer and civic hacker living in Birmingham, Alabama. He is also the Former captain of Code for Birmingham. When he's not designing, he is making coffee, skateboarding, or hanging out with his dog.

https://taitwayland.com/
https://www.behance.net/taitwaylanb405

 

Tait Wayland

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Our Team Doggies

 

Fermi

 

Fermi

Fermi graduated with a Bachelor's in Greyhound Racing. His peers considered him a quick thinker. His professors believe that his good boy demeanor accelerated his career and into the front stage.

 

Fermi

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Lupin

 

Lupin

Despite her name, Lupin is no lone wolf. She is a young, rambunctious dog that loves chasing rabbits and squirrels. On her off days, Lupin can be seen lying down on the grass, awating belly rubs from passerbys.

 

Lupin

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