Designing new media technologies

I work in multidisciplinary teams to design and deploy technologies for civic use, including crowdsourcing applications for journalism and policymaking, artificial intelligence for analyzing civic data, and VR and AR for learning.

Civic CrowdAnalytics

Civic CrowdAnalytics is a platform for analyzing civic data. The tool categorizes data and analyzes sentiments and associations by using NLP and machine learning.

Stanford Participatory Budgeting Platform

The Stanford Participatory Budgeting Platform is a voting platform for participatory budgeting (PB). First implemented in the 49th Ward in Chicago, the digital voting platform is now deployed in dozens of cities across the world. The platform has been used by more than 30,000 people, and it is the most used digital voting tool in PB elections in North America.

California Report Card

The California Report Card is a mobile-optimized web application for measuring the crowd's opinions about governance and gathering ideas for policy-agenda. The application was designed by the California Report Card team at the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society at UC Berkeley.


Art++ is an augmented reality tour guide application for art engagement based on automatic image recognition. The mobile application was designed with Cantor Arts Center on Stanford campus.


OmaOlivia is a co-creation platform for reader participation in magazine journalism. It was developed with Olivia, a Finnish women's lifestyle magazine.


CrowdConsensus is a tool for crowdsourced idea evaluation. We used CrowdConsensus in the Finnish Experiment, a series of crowdsourced law reform processes in Finland. The tool was developed with David Lee, a PhD student at Stanford.

Salama Documents

Salama Documents is a mobile device -based service for slum dwellers in Kenya to keep their important documents safe in the cloud. The project started at the Designing Liberation Technologies class at Stanford and was then incubated at the SEED Design Lab at Stanford. SEED stands for Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies. Salama Documents operations were merged later with a Kenyan NGO, TaaSisi.