KELSEY ASCHENBECK
Designer.

About Me

I am a Texan turned Seattlite that started my design career with an architectural education. I use the physical spatial skills I learned from my undergraduate degree in Envioronmental Design to think about the ways my designs will work in context. Currently, I am a Master of Design candidate at the University of Washington.

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StageAR

When presenting ideas or telling stories, applications like Google Slides or Powerpoint have become essential. However, with these platforms comes a level of abstraction in communication. With mixed reality, we now have the power to close the abstraction gap. Using the ease of slide deck platforms as a guide and utilizing the voice command of the Hololens, we designed StageAR to enable others to create empathy easily.

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Aquaforum

In the future, water access could become more restricted in order to avoid a water crisis. For this project I imagined a world 10-15 years in the future that would have to grapple with these restrictions and how technology might play a role in helping people work within these restrictions to meet their water needs. I designed a platform that utilizes the AI system that restricts water in order to allow transactions to happen without physically moving the water.

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mira

Sometimes, we don't even know how we feel. Some people hide their feelings through use of substances, certain behaviors, or unhealthy relationships. These do not make the problem go away, but mira is something that might help people more aware of the patterns in their actions and emotions. Using AI technology, mira tracks your emotions and pieces together patterns based on your digital footprint and the location tracking on your phone.

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SPC Re-Design

    The company I worked for needed a website face-lift. The outdated website wasn't the only issue, however. The marketing team realized that there were two kinds of clients coming to the site: those that already had affiliate programs and those that didn't. It was up to us to present SPC as the go-to place for affiliate knowledge no matter the potential client's level of experience.

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How Do You Roll?

How Do You Roll? came onto the Austin food scene because the two brother-founders (a chef and a businessman) were frustrated with the sushi options available to them. Founded on the idea that food should be healthy, affordable, and good, How Do You Roll? disrupted the sushi restaurant world. The restaurant chain started with a "Chipotle of Sushi" idea of customizing sushi rolls but soon expanded to incorporate other Asian dishes.

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