Designing new media technologies

I work in multidisciplinary teams to design and develop new technologies for civic use. These technologies include applications using artificial intelligence to analyze crowdsourced data, augmented reality application for learning, and crowdsourcing platforms for policymaking and journalism.

Civic CrowdAnalytics

Civic CrowdAnalytics is an analytics software for analyzing civic data. The tool categorizes the data and analyzes sentiments and associations by using NLP technologies 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 and neighborhoods across the world.

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 together with the Cantor Arts Center on Stanford campus.


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

Oma Olivia

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

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 Designing Liberation Technologies class at Stanford in 2012 and was then incubated at the SEED Design Lab at Stanford. SEED stands for Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies. The operations were merged the operations with a Kenyan NGO, Taasisi, in 2013.