kynamatrix Research Network .grants .gift history
 

2015 Grant Gifts

-Awarded $1000-
Carnegie Mellon University
Project Title: The identity crisis of design: The public perception of design .
Student: Vinita Israni
Faculty Advisors: Bruce Hanington & Suguru Ishizaki

-Awarded $1000-
Carnegie Mellon University
Project Title: The realization of self: Creating dynamic systems for the framing, analysis, curation, and pursuit of individual identity .
Student: Christopher Arrowood
Faculty Advisor: Aisling Kelliher

-Awarded $1000-
Carnegie Mellon University
Project Title: Using personalization in bridging the digital-physical divide in service interactions.
Student: Andrea Fineman
Faculty Advisors: John Zimmerman & Jodi Forlizzi

-Awarded $1000-
Carnegie Mellon University
Project Title: Digital artifacts, ephemera, and human connections .
Student: Faryal Khalid
Faculty Advisor: Bruce Hanington

-Awarded $1000-
Carnegie Mellon University
Project Title: Financial management for harmonious homes: Designing for shared finances.
Student: Jessica Weeden
Faculty Advisor: John Zimmerman & Jodi Forlizzi

-Awarded $1000-
Carnegie Mellon University
Project Title: Languaging interaction design.
Student: Jacklynn Pham
Faculty Advisor: Cameron Tonkinwise

-Awarded $1000-
Broward College Foundation
support for the following Service-Learning projects:
 -Children's Harbor.
 -Innovation through Capstone and Community Collaboration.

-Awarded $500-
Norwalk Community College Foundation
support for the Service-Learning project:
 -NCC Food Pantry.

-Awarded $500-
Florida Atlantic University Foundation
support for the Service-Learning project:
 -Designing and Disseminating a Message of Caring.

-Awarded $500-
Delgado Community College Foundation
support for the Service-Learning project:
 -Gulf Coast Courage.

2014 Grant Gifts

-Awarded $1000-
Carnegie Mellon University
Project Title: Promoting sustainable everyday mobility practices through experiments in living.
Student: Brett Leber
Faculty Advisors: Cameron Tonkinwise & Kristin Hughes

-Awarded $1000-
Carnegie Mellon University
Project Title: Multi-modal interaction: exploring how sonification can enhance visual content.
Student: Seungheon Han
Faculty Advisor: Dan Boyarski

-Awarded $1000-
University of Washington
Project Title: Human-centered approach to optimizing the lower limits of intelligible mobile sign language video communication.
Student: Jessica Tran
Faculty Advisors: Eve Riskin, Richard Ladner, & Jacob Wobbrock

-Awarded $1000-
Carnegie Mellon University
Project Title: Designing for multi-stakeholder social innovation: A cognitive modeling toolkit for planning alternative food systems.
Student: Julia P.
Faculty Advisor: Cameron Tonkinwise

-Awarded $1000-
Carnegie Mellon University
Project Title: Grocery shopping 2.0: Supporting local food systems through digital technology tools.
Student: Christiana Lackner
Faculty Advisor: Cameron Tonkinwise

-Awarded $1000-
Carnegie Mellon University
Project Title: Designing entanglement: for service design in digital service ecology.
Student: Eunki Chung
Faculty Advisor: Jodi Forlizzi

-Awarded $6500- *
Broward College Foundation
Excellence in Innovation through Community Collaboration and support for the following Service-Learning projects:
 -Children's Harbor.
 -Promoting Freshwater Ecosystem Conservation.
 -Promoting Sustainability & Science Education
   in the Community.
 -Community Garden.
 -Digital Fab Lab.
 -In Service of Learning.
 -Facilitating Experiential Learning.
 -Daily Living Toolkit.

2013 Grant Gifts

-Awarded $1000-
Carnegie Mellon University
Project Title: The Design of Communication Strategies to Enhance Understanding of Scientific Discoveries and Encourage Acceptance for the Validity of Scientific Consensus.
Student: Jennifer Briselli
Faculty Advisor: Stacie Rohrbach

-Awarded $1000-
University of Washington
Project Title: Kinect Yoga Game for Blind and Low Vision Individuals.
Student: Kyle Rector
Faculty Advisors: Julie A. Kientz and Richard E. Ladner

-Awarded $1000-
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Project Title: Social Overlays: Collectively Making Non-Profit Websites More Usable.
Student: Tao Dong
Faculty Advisors: Mark S. Ackerman and
Mark W. Newman

-Awarded $1000-
Carnegie Mellon University
Project Title: Supporting the Transition of Late Adopters to Digital Technologies.
Student: Kyree Holmes
Faculty Advisor: Eric Anderson

-Awarded $1000-
Carnegie Mellon University
Project Title: Allegheny County Parks Re-imagined through Service Design.
Student: Kristen McConnell
Faculty Advisor: Peter Scupelli

-Awarded $1000-
Carnegie Mellon University
Project Title: Lost In Translation: Addressing the Cross-Cultural Communication Problems of Graduate Students on Carnegie Mellon's Campus.
Student: Kimberly Harvey
Faculty Advisor: David Kaufer

-Awarded $1000-
Carnegie Mellon University
Project Title: Understanding Self-Presentation and the Design Implications when Superimposing Digital Identity into the Physical Space.
Student: Shree Lakshmi Rao
Faculty Advisor: John Zimmerman

-Awarded $1000-
Carnegie Mellon University
Project Title: Programming by Design: Exploring Code in and beyond Design Education.
Student: John Gruen
Faculty Advisors: Gill Wildman and Nick Durrant

2012 Grant Gifts

-Awarded $300 each ($3000 total)- **
 Boys & Girls Clubs of King County
 BURN Design Lab
 Catalyst Kitchens
 Climate Solutions
 Conservation Northwest
 Eastside Pathways
 The Mona Foundation
 NetHope
 New Leaders
 Save The Children

** via SeeYourImpact.org and matched by
Microsoft Alumni Foundation

2011 Grant Gifts

-Awarded $1000-
Carnegie Mellon University
Designing Interactions and Experiences Through Story and Narrative
Eric Spaulding

-Awarded $500-
Carnegie Mellon University
Faculty Support
Professors Gill Wildman / Nick Durrant

-Awarded $1000-
Carnegie Mellon University
Design Patterns for Social Action
Empowering Civic Agriculture Initiatives through Strategic Communication

Julia P.

-Awarded $500-
Carnegie Mellon University
Faculty Support
Professors Gill Wildman / Nick Durrant

-Awarded $1000-
Carnegie Mellon University
Designing a Social Network Game to Promote Relationships and Communities
Gabriela Uribe

-Awarded $500-
Carnegie Mellon University
Faculty Support
Professor Gill Wildman

-Awarded $1000-
Carnegie Mellon University
Photography Service Design with the Sojourner House
Scott Sykora

-Awarded $500-
Carnegie Mellon University
Faculty Support
Professors Charlee Brodsky / Suguru Ishizaki

2010 Grant Gifts

-Awarded $1000-
Carnegie Mellon University
Designing for science in everyday contexts
Gretchen Mendoza

-Awarded $500-
Carnegie Mellon University
Faculty Support
Professors Stacey Rohrbach & David Kaufer

-Awarded $1000-
Carnegie Mellon University
Persuasive information design and behavioral change
Jennifer Shirey

-Awarded $500-
Carnegie Mellon University
Faculty Support
Professor Stacey Rohrbach

-Awarded $1000-
Georgia Institute of Technology
Remote Synchronous Communication between Parents and Children in Divorced Families
Svetlana Yarosh

-Awarded $500-
Georgia Institute of Technology
Faculty Support
Professor Gregory Abowd

-Awarded $1000-
University of California, Irvine
Building a Creative Ecology with Software Users
Yong Ming Kow

-Awarded $500-
University of California, Irvine
Faculty Support
Professor Bonnie Nardi

-Awarded $1500-
Sea Scout Ship 814
Operation Reef Ball Project - Phase 2
Richard Guertin

-Awarded In Kind: 2 HD WebCams (Mac)-
Iowa State University - Studio for New Media
ResearcHDiscovery phase 2 testing

-Awarded In Kind: 2 HD WebCams (PC)-
University of Washington - College of Engineering
ResearcHDiscovery phase 2 testing

2009 Grant Gifts

-Awarded $1000-
Carnegie Mellon University - School of Design
Delivering Information Through Conversation

-Awarded $1000-
Carnegie Mellon University - School of Design
Actionable Design Language: Transforming Public
Services to Empower Individuals and Families

-Awarded $1000-
Carnegie Mellon University - School of Design
Bridging Perceptions for Cross-Cultural Design
Evolution in Globalized Commerce

-Awarded $1500-
Carnegie Mellon University - School of Design
Faculty Support

2008 Grant Gifts

-Awarded $1000- *
Carnegie Mellon University - School of Design
Sound and Interaction Design

-Awarded $1000- *
Carnegie Mellon University - School of Design
Collaborative Mapping and Knowledge Sharing

-Awarded $1000- *
Carnegie Mellon University - School of Design
Faculty Support

* = pilot grant gifting program managed by
kynamatrix Research Network.

2007 Grant Gifts

-Awarded $1000- *
Carnegie Mellon University - School of Design
Ad Hoc Assistance: Designing for
Community Self-Service

-Awarded $1000- *
Carnegie Mellon University - School of Design
Designing Flexible Interfaces

-Awarded $1000- *
Carnegie Mellon University - School of Design
Faculty Support

-Awarded $1000- *
Carnegie Mellon University - School of Design
Emergence 2007

-Awarded In Kind: HD Video Communication System-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Media Lab
ResearcHDiscovery phase 1

-Awarded In Kind: HD Video Communication System-
Georgia Tech - School of Interactive Computing
ResearcHDiscovery phase 1

-Awarded In Kind: HD Video Communication System-
Harvard University - School of Design
ResearcHDiscovery phase 1

-Awarded In Kind: HD Video Communication System-
University of Washington - College of Engineering
ResearcHDiscovery phase 1

-Awarded In Kind: HD Video Communication System-
Carnegie Mellon University - School of Design
ResearcHDiscovery phase 1

-Awarded In Kind: HD Video Communication System-
Stanford University - Center for Design Research
ResearcHDiscovery phase 1

-Awarded $1000-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Media Lab
The Emotion Machine: Applications to
Language Learning

-Awarded $1500-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Media Lab
Urban Pixels

-Awarded $1500-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Media Lab
Periodic Table of Transportation

-Awarded $500-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Media Lab
Alternative Vehicle Drive Units 

-Awarded $500-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Media Lab
Design for Dissent

-Awarded $500-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Media Lab
Urban Scale Split-Active Wheel Robot

-Awarded $500-
South Plantation High School PTSA
Solar Knights-Alternative Transportation

* = pilot grant gifting program managed by
kynamatrix Research Network.

2006 Grant Gifts

-Awarded $1000-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology- Media Lab
Knowledgeable Software

-Awarded $1000-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology- Media Lab
Enriching EM-ONE

-Awarded $1000-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology- Media Lab
Faculty Support

-Awarded $1000- *
Carnegie Mellon University - School of Design
Interactive Data Navigation

-Awarded $1000- *
Carnegie Mellon University - School of Design
Communication During Wide-scale Emergencies

-Awarded $1000- *
Carnegie Mellon University - School of Design
Visualization Tool for Collaborative Work

-Awarded $1500- *
Carnegie Mellon University - School of Design
Faculty Support

-Awarded $1000-
University of Washington- Department of Technical Communication
Extending and Productizing WebLab UX

* = pilot grant gifting program managed by
kynamatrix Research Network.

2005 Grant Gifts

-Awarded $1000-
Seattle Academy of Fine Arts (now Gage Academy)
General Fund

-Awarded $4000-
Seattle Academy of Fine Arts (now Gage Academy)
Classical Atelier

-Awarded $2500-
Andreeva Portrait Academy
Visual Representation Study

-Awarded $2500- *
Carnegie Mellon University - School of Design
Design for Service and Personalization

-Awarded $2500- *
Carnegie Mellon University - School of Design
Dynamic Spaces for Poetry and Informal Learning

-Awarded $3000- *
Carnegie Mellon University - School of Design
Faculty Support

* = pilot grant gifting program managed by
kynamatrix Research Network.

2004 Grant Gifts

-Awarded $2500- *
Carnegie Mellon University - School of Design
Interpersonal Communication Through an Intermediary Device

-Awarded $2500- *
Carnegie Mellon University - School of Design
Improving Understanding Through Kinetic Typography

-Awarded $2500- *
Carnegie Mellon University - School of Design
Finding Design Discipline from Social Interaction

-Awarded $2500- *
Carnegie Mellon University - School of Design
Designing Sound

-Awarded $2500- *
Carnegie Mellon University - School of Design
More Information on Smaller Screens
Student: Miso Kim

-Awarded $3000- *
Carnegie Mellon University - School of Design
Faculty Support

* = pilot grant gifting program managed by
kynamatrix Research Network.

   

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