“Keeping your budgies boppin’ while you’re away shoppin’ ”

Oftentimes, parakeets are social beings that require a lot of interaction with their owner if they are the only bird. Parakeets that are left alone for a long period of time can get sad and develop separation anxiety. Birds are constantly…

Background

In the past five years, the legalization of marijuana in specific states has increased the usage of marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes. Specifically in Washington, marijuana sales during quarantine are 42% higher than last year [1]. The growth of marijuana usage is far greater than drug education programs and…

I created an advertisement for an application that I use daily called HeadSpace. In the video, I wanted to show how versatile this app can be when it comes to providing different audio for different circumstances. …

This week, Saraphina and Kathy explores how users would interact with a voice assistant with a physical prototype that is “connected” to the voice assistant.

At times, owners do not know what to search up if they notice their bird acting “off” and they have their hands full while caring…

In this week’s prototype, I created five-voice interaction tasks for users who have pets and plants. Each question that was asked to VUI has all been questions/needs that I personally had as a plant and pet owner.

My VUI interactions all focused on confirming what the user said immediately after…

For this week’s prototype deliverable, I created an interactive smart mirror for parakeets or other small birds. The smart mirror would ideally assist and interact with the birds to provide them with food, enhance scratching, and showers to clean them. Birds are very social beings and at times, they are…

This week’s prototype involves two users, the pet and pet owner. The main prototype is worn on the pet owner. The product created allows the owner to track and understand when the bond between the owner and the pet is strengthened. …

Kathy Nguyen

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