Xfolio: Decentralized Wallet

Xfolio Chrome Extension Demo Video
A brand new community driven wallet made for managing digital assets and using DeFi. We aim to be a top class Ethereum wallet with support of the features that users want to see and use. With Xfolio you can manage digital assets from all supported networks on a single screen, use DEXs and trade on L2 rollups, manage and view your NFTs, have full access to the app both on desktop and mobile and more.

​I’ve joined the Xfolio team as a UI developer and work closely with founder Daniel Koshman on evolving this project. This has been a great opportunity to experience the world of DeFi and learn about the industry with a hands on approach. To learn more about the project, please visit our website: https://www.xfolio.finance/

Interactive NFT EmotionEcho

Currently developing an interactive NFT that generatively grows based on real-time Twitter posts. I am still in the prototyping face and finalizing the design. My developing tools include the Processing library and Chainlink oracles within my smart contract. I intend to deploy my NFT to the Ethereum blockchain through OpenSea.io within the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more updates. Below are animations of two separate prototypes, with each object representing a single tweet and its sentiment.

I have made significant changes to the virutal astheitcs and the most recent updates can found on the @EmotionEcho twitter account below. Here is a brief description of the current version:

@EmotionEcho is an interactive system that expresses the sentiment of Twitter posts artistically, allowing viewers to experience the emotions of real-time tweets and explore the tone of Twitter trends. Incoming tweets are reflected through a corresponding stroke on the virtual canvas, with its tone being represented by its shade of color. When a keyword is entered, such as a #hashtag or @username, strokes emerge from the center of the canvas for each tweet containing the keyword. With 500 million tweets per day on average, there are always active conversations and debates ready to be expressed. Alternatively, you can tweet directly to @EmotionEcho and create an artwork of your own.

EmotionEcho v1 (Off-Chain)

Conversation Pits in Madison Square Park

Madison Square Park, located between Fifth & Madison Avenues between 23rd & 26th Streets, strives to protect, nurture, and “foster moments of inspiration”.  My design concept aims to promote the parks mission and would be constructed within the center grass area of the park.  

My design is focused on adding communal seating areas to Madison Square Park in which can promote collaboration and provide comfort. This concept derives from my time spent in Washington Square Park. The seating surrounding the dry fountain centralized in the park always served as a reliable spot to simply unwind between classes and gather with friends. The amount of people I experienced congregating around the fountain  enhanced the essences of community.

My designs were inspired by the “conversation pit” seating area. Conversation pits were a popularized  design feature found in elegant homes during the 1950s-1970s.

Lucid Squared

After creating Lucid Doodle, I developed a single-player Color Reaction game that is compatible on the same platform. Processing controls the user interface, while Arduino controls the physical LED strips within the table. The idea of the game is for the user to try to press the centered target color button as soon as the target color becomes visible in the background frame. If the user succeeds, a signal is sent to Arduino to turn on a light according to the corresponding target color. The game has a total of 6 rounds, with each becoming increasingly difficult as the color cycle speed exponentially increases. The ultimate goal is to react quickly enough on the interface in order to turn on all the LED table lights. The end result is a LED table filled with a palette of colors corresponding to each round the user won.

Green Bus Station Concept

This design parti is Modern Fluidity. I was inspired by modern art districts I’ve experienced throughout global cities such as Paris, Chicago, and NYC. Specifically, Palau de les Arts Opera House in Valencia, Spain, encompasses my design concept. I intend for my bus station design to be located within a cities art/museum district.

NYU Kimmel Center Roof Terrace

The Kimmel Center, located on Washington Square South and Laguardia Place,  is a 10-story structure, designed with materials based upon its surrounding neighborhood, Washington Square Park. These materials include glass, Vetter limestone, as well as Indiana limestone detailing. The building offers spectacular views of Washington Square Park and beyond, towards uptown New York City. It was designed by ©Roche Dinkeloo for New York University and completed in 2003. I have designed an open seating roof terrace for the Kimmel Center, in which could serve as a green lounge/study space for the NYU community. A recent trip to Indonesia offered inspiration for my concept, which derived from the country’s stunning landscape and rice paddies. This led to my terracing design parti.

Wifi Mapping Website

I created an interactive website in which visualizes the internet speeds among all of NYU’s 15 global campuses, allowing users to see this data portrayed in a way that hasn’t been expressed before. Over each portal campus, I’ve displayed the average internet speed through visually appealing colors, as well as icons representing each location’s educational focus. I created the website in a way that allows it to act as an interactive map, in which users can navigate through to explore each of NYU’s portal cities. I included minimal text, as I hope for viewers to truly analyze the data rather than being distracted by excess content. I discovered Mapbox, which provides map services with fully customizable styling options through HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Mapbox is used by companies such as Snapchat, Facebook, Lonely Planet, and the United States Military. Mapbox allowed me to fully customize the styling and aesthetics of my website through there online styling studio. I also utilized Natural Earth, which is a free-use dataset website open to the public, containing geographical data. With Natural Earth, I was able to receive the geographical coordinates to each NYU Site’s corresponding city, and have it projected within my Mapbox designed map. At each location, blue circles grow around the NYU location, with each increasing ring representing an increase in the average wifi of that city. I individually collected the average wifi speed for each city, with Shanghai holding the fastest wifi at 39 Mpbs, and Accra, Ghana, having the slowest at 13 Mpbs. As shown on the website, Shanghai contains multiple rings linearly increasing in size around the city, while Accra contains only one wifi ring. 

Played in 2x speed

Lucid Doodle

At a glance, Lucid Doodle appears simply as a white surfaced table. However, within it lies a configured system of LED strips, which are controlled through a Processing-based graphical user interface (Java library). By combining the use of Processing and Arduino, Lucid Doodle allows users to draw different shapes and patterns through the power of light. Additionally, the table features different color modes, such as rainbow mode, which cycles the table’s surface through a display of colorful lights. This project serves as a strong foundation, however, I hope to improve on it in the future by upgrading certain elements, such as its size and the level of human interaction.