CHOA Living Laboratory
CHOA Living Laboratory
Class: Health Design Studio | Instructor: Herb Velazquez
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta tasked us with creating an innovative hospital room design that could function as a reconfigurable living laboratory to allow physicians to test new equipment and technology. In our final room design, we sought to improve the efficiency and ease of use and bridge the communication gaps for medical staff, patients, and caregivers. In addition, we wanted to create an environment that was comfortable, functional, and would reduce the duration of the patient’s hospital stay.
This project was accomplished through the combined efforts of all members of the Junior Health Design Studio. My primary focus was on the ability of the room to mimic the patient’s home environment and the conditions and limitations present in that space. I also helped to present our final design through journey mapping example research cases to show how the room could reconfigure to adapt to the patient and staff needs.
Class: Health Design Studio | Instructor: Jon Sanford
My Klemis is a resource management application for Georgia Tech’s on campus food pantry Klemis Kitchen. After visiting their location and gathering insights, we found that Klemis Kitchen needed an improved system that would facilitate communication between locations and users in order to support a decentralized distribution system in the future. To address this need, my team identified the most important information necessary for students and staff and created an app to optimize the accessibility and communication of key information.
This app is currently being developed by a Georgia Tech Computer Science Capstone team, and it will be implemented at Klemis Kitchen in the near future.
Class: Sophomore Studio | Instructor: Lisa Marks
For this project, I wanted to design a lamp that created a relaxing, homey environment without looking antiquated. As a tribute to modern construction, SEVEN is constructed of concrete, steel, and glass. The delicate, curved metal is consumed by the blunt chunk of concrete in an interesting juxtaposition of masculine and feminine forms. Designed to emit ambient light throughout a room, SEVEN is the perfect statement lamp to illuminate a modern cafe environment.
Through this project, I was able to learn a lot about working with metal and concrete, as well as the challenges that come with electrical connections. I do really enjoy physical building and learning new techniques, so this project was very fun for me.