EM - Voice journaling

by IxD BFA Students Christopher Piniati and Essie Kim Experience Design 2016
Professors: Aynne Valencia and Alexander Baumgardt

EM is a wearable journaling device that listens to your thoughts and enables you to connect with someone going through a similar experience when prompted. Em helps you build a narrative around the thoughts, feelings, and experiences that you catalog. The heirlooms are the stories, advice, and empathy shared between two people.

Aynne Valencia

Associate Chair, Associate Professor Interaction Design Aynne's background features a blend of creative management, design research, business strategy, visual design, branding, advertising, marketing, and service design. She has crafted breakthrough, award-winning cross-platform experiences. Her design pedigree includes lead product designer for three of Microsoft's Incubation R&D teams, digital advertising at AKQA as Digital Product Design Director, Design lead for the Cisco Flip Camera, Service Design Lead at Fjord, and Associate Creative Director of R/GA San Francisco. She actively contributes to the design community through speaking engagements, panels, organizing community events. She served as Co-Local Leader for the San Francisco Chapter of the Interaction Designers Association (IxDA) between 2008 and 2013. She taught and created curriculum for General Assembly's User Experience Design Immersive and taught interaction and information design at San Francisco State University.