Student Final Projects
Student Project Gallery
Save the Ocean
by Jiha Hwang, GA Chicago
Hwang, a visual interaction designer at Lopelos Project Group, created an app to raise ocean pollution awareness, allowing users to share tips for reducing plastic use. She used Rails, React, and PostgreSQL to build the app and deployed it with Heroku.
Beat.Box Landing Page
by Martin Stubbs, GA NYC
New York City
Stubbs, product designer at IROKO Partners Limited, let mood words “throwback,” “vibrant,” and “bold” inspire his Beat.box design. His capstone project included a long-scroll landing page and mobile UI concept for the fictional music-streaming service.
Beat.Box App UI
by Kayla Luebke, GA Online
Luebke, director of graphics and UI design at Auddia, tailored her design for the fictional Beat.Box music-streaming service toward young men ages 18–25. She created responsive landing page mockups and a logo featuring neon, hand-drawn typography.
by Galen Strasen, GA SF
Strasen, a web designer and developer for Designsake Studio, relied on insights from audience and competitive surveys to inform her approach for Liquid Lab, a fictional juice company. Her mood board and mockups convey a clean, energized design.
Citibike Station Analysis
by Alyssa Bianco, GA NYC
New York City
Bianco, a data analyst at Dstillery, took a deep dive into public data from New York City’s bikeshare program. By compiling, scrubbing, and analyzing the data using Python code, she was able to pinpoint the most popular routes for cycling commuters.
by Jean Kwon, GA NYC
New York City
Kwon, senior product designer at Viacom, examined data from Pantheon’s historical popularity index. After identifying the top 10 figures, she created segments to identify relationships and trends in gender, location, industry, and more.
World Happiness 2017
by Rachel Forray, GA NYC
New York City
Forray, product analyst at Reonomy, sought to better understand the World Happiness Report and the factors that affected scores. Reconciling data types, she merged this set with details from the UN to paint a more nuanced picture of global rankings.
by Jammy Braibant, GA Sydney
Braibant, design team lead at Ingram Micro, let user interviews inform Wanderlist, a travel-planning website and app. The case study includes user flows, information, architecture, and research-backed wireframes and prototypes.
by Jayden Panetta, GA Sydney
Panetta, a product designer, conducted user interviews, competitive research, and affinity mapping to create Connect. The app allows locals, tourists, and solo travelers to plan shared experiences based on common interests.
by Joel Judal, GA SF
Judal, a UX designer and art director, played off of a personal interest in men’s fashion with this interactive app. Compiling personas, IA, and hi-fi prototypes, his goal was to help users increase their style IQ — and their confidence.
by Jansene Alegre, GA Melbourne
Alegre, creatives and marketing manager at KompacPlus, compiled a plan to increase brand awareness in Malaysia by boosting email subscriptions. Tactics include paid search and social media marketing, a dedicated landing page, and iterative A/B testing.
by Gregory Ly, GA Boston
Ly, account executive at Havas Health & You, helped a Boston-based artist solicit commissions and consultations by building regional brand awareness. His recommendations include tactics for content, organic search, and social media marketing.
by Vanessa Mekonnen, GA SF
Mekonnen, a growth marketing manager at ARC Document Solutions, focused on optimizing Pinx Catering’s web presence. Her plan includes social media tactics across Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram marketing as well as paid search and SEO.
by Nina Petrowski, GA Boston
Petrowski, a senior analyst at Precision Xtract, focused on the Bluebikes bikeshare program, comparing use by gender across points like trip duration and rides by station and identifying a low subscriber rate among women.
by Fernando Murias, GA Online
Murias explores what would happen if “consumers could invest in fantasy sports teams and trade them like stocks” with Fanvest. He lays out a business model, personas, an acquisition strategy, and success metrics for "the stock market of sports.”
by Erica Solari, GA Online
Solari, senior project manager at Cantina, tackled the problem of choice overload among adult readers with Litspiration, a recommendation app. She used competitive analysis, risk assessment, and feature roadmapping to highlight its product/market fit.
by Jillian Specter, GA Online
Specter, senior UX/UI designer at Monster Energy, helps customers “find their flavor in a fun way” with an eCommerce solution for the Carbon Nation beverage company. Specter laid out target personas, company objectives and key results (OKRs), and success.
Mapping Natural Disasters via Social Media
by Cameron Bronstein, Dan Kim, Patrick O’Connell, GA New York
New York City
Tackling a client project for New Light Technologies, this group set out to better determine where people need help during and after natural disasters. They applied natural language processing and classification modeling to analyze social media posts.
Ebay Listing Optimizer With Machine Learning
by Nathan Zorndorf, GA SF
Zorndorf, now a data analyst at Power Factors, built a machine-learning system to help eBay users buy and sell more intelligently. Using data from past listings, his capstone project predicts whether or not a given listing will sell and and for how much.
Topic Evolution in Life Sciences Research
by Jingfei Cai, GA D.C.
Cai, now a data scientist at GEICO, focused her attention on biomedical and life sciences for her capstone project. She used data mining and Python-powered dynamic topic models to analyze text and gain insight into research trends.
Jannon's Cupcake Creator
by Jannon Jeffries, GA Chicago
by Eric Irving, GA Chicago
Let’s Make a Sandwich
by Abigail Chansler, GA NYC
New York City
International Monetary Fund
by Amanda Thomas, GA D.C.
Thomas, now a user interface designer and engineer at Esri, focused on creating a clearer path to flexible work arrangements at the IMF. Conducting user interviews and usability testing, she designed a user-focused knowledge distribution system.
The Bacon Dilemma
by Nick Black GA London
Black, now a UX designer and researcher at Clarksons Platou, tackled this consumer packaging challenge during a job interview. He came to his low-cost, low-resource solution via user research and wireframing.
by Eveline Fielding, GA London
Fielding, now a user experience designer at The Iconic, set out to break down barriers between hiring managers and students. Leveraging surveys, journey mapping, and A/B testing, she redesigned a role creation flow.
by Sathya Ram and Marichka Tsiuriak, GA Washington, D.C.
Tsiuriak and Ram, now both front-end developers, created this eater-friendly organizational tool using MongoDB, Express, React, and Node. The animated web app allows you to categorize the contents of your fridge and track their expiration dates.
Settlers of Catan
by Bryant Cabrera, GA Los Angeles
Cherokee County Voter Registration
by Frank Schieber, GA Atlanta
Schieber, senior demand generation manager at PGi, compared census and voter data from Cherokee County, Georgia, to examine the correlation between voter registration and election day turnout.
Post-Graduate Education and Employment Satisfaction Rates
by Alejandro Umerez
Umerez, a sales manager at Uber, uses matrix operations and data visualization to explore how holding a college degree affects the job satisfaction of millennials employed by the federal government.
Predicting Broadband Subscriptions by U.S. Region
by DeVan Hankerson
Hankerson, senior director of public policy and government relations at Goodfriend Government Affairs, used exploratory data analysis and predictive modeling to examine Americans with below-average rates of broadband internet adoption.
2016 Election Spend
by Annie Lin, GA San Francisco
Lin, director of employee success at Lever, uses Excel and SQL to analyze campaign expenditure data from the 2016 election, yielding surprising discoveries about the spending habits of presidential candidates.