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As an independent designer and researcher, she helps organizations
learn and create inclusive technology, practices, and stories. 
Get in touch to inquire about projects and collaborations.
Open to projects worldwide. 




Making Google Maps Inclusive for Motorbikes
Maps and navigation for motorbikes now launched across 40 countries, with over five million daily participants. Featured in Forbes. 2018, UX Design, Research, & Advocacy

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Tilting the Lens
A book documenting the historic and contemporary influence of Sham Shui Po, a neighborhood in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Created while living in Hong Kong and working with the Sham Shui Po community, historic conservationists, designers, and photographers. Featured in CNN and The Wall Street Journal. 2011, Book Design, Storytelling, Research

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A Conversation with Sharon 
A short film about Sharon, a retiree who experiences blindness, and her relationship with technology. Created with Flo Truong. 2018, Research, Film, and Storytelling

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Making Google Maps Inclusive for Public Transit in Lagos, Nigeria
Worked with local teams, communities, and startups to map out the public transportation system in Nigeria, including the BRT and danfo routes. Employed new research and design methods to try to cede my power to teams with lived experience. Advocated for the removal of ‘assume ownership’ on job descriptions at Google for a more inclusive and equitable process. Featured in Quartz and Reuters. 2019, UX Design, Research, & Advocacy

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Making Google Maps Inclusive in India 
Worked with local teams in India to add previously excluded addresses, landmarks, and languages to Google Maps. 2018, UX Design & Advocacy

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Motion Sketches 
Recording the motion of various transportation methods. 2011-ongoing, pen to paper

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