Beatriz Vizcaino : Class of 2011
Beatriz’s interest in design and people has grown through the years but has been present since she was a little kid, when she dreamed about being an architect. Her enthusiasm for shaping experiences led her to pursue a degree in Industrial Design, in her hometown Barranquilla, Colombia where she graduated with honors. During her undergrad years, she recognized the fascination she had for technology which finally influenced her decision to move to New York and work towards an Interaction Design MFA at the School of Visual Arts. Since her first semester as an Interaction Design student, Beatriz has always showed an interest in social issues and has constantly worked in projects related with Education, Wellness and Nutrition. During the past summer she had the opportunity to work at Moment Design an independent design studio in New York where she spent most of her time researching, concepting and wireframing for a mobile app designed to help chemotherapy patients manage their condition.
In her spare time Beatriz loves to cook, dance latin music, illustrate and read about food and health.
- Fundamentals Studios Final
Students began their process by exploring project ideas within the themes of memory, behavior, politeness and sharing.
- Physical Computing Final
Students were asked to devise a project that would allow them to use a semester’s knowledge about physical computing.
- Information Visualization
Students were asked to visualize a section within the permanent collection at MoMA or the Met. Or, they may visualize a single sporting event or season. Or, a personal collection of their choosing.
- NYC BigApps
Students were asked to concept a mobile application using at least one source of data from the NYC.gov Data Mine.
- In Transit
For their final projects, students were asked to identify a problem within New York City’s subway system.
- Public Interfaces Final
Students had the task to critically examine interaction design for public spaces.
- Prototyping User Experiences/Research Methods Final
Students created prototypes based on the theme of augmented mindfulness.