Valkyrie A. Savage

ABOUT

I craft delightful experiences. With a proven track record in research, visual design, physical design and fabrication, teaching, game design, electronics, and coding, I enjoy projects which let me interlink multiple areas of practice.
Current Work: CEO, Co-founder, and Designer at Savage Internet
Education: PhD, Human Computer Interaction, UC Berkeley

PORTFOLIO

Digital Physical Visual Gameful Educational Mobile Web

RESEARCH

My thesis research, supervised by Björn Hartmann, focused on digital fabrication and how we can leverage its potential to make prototyping input devices a faster and easier process: this culminated in my dissertation, entitled “Fabbed to Sense: Integrated Design of Geometry and Sensing for Interactive Objects.” A video of my thesis presentation is also available online.

In the course of doing my own research, I supervised research projects for Masters students and undergraduates. I also taught UC Berkeley’s Introduction to User Interface Design course in Summer 2015 and redesigned the curriculum to incorporate a new technology, replace roughly half the lectures with a studio component, and fit with the summer session.

CONTACT

Have a project idea? Just want to talk? Get in touch!
Toronto, ON M6H 3X6
Canada
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