Hi, UBC!

Ever since I was a kid, I had two dreams that have yet to come true: get a degree from UBC and get a degree in Design. Those two unfinished dreams have merged with a new dream I could never have imagined: designing a healing and celebratory virtual reality marathon for the LGBTQ+ community.

As an MDes student, my goal is to create an innovative virtual reality marathon experience for the LGBTQ+ community utilizing best UX/UI practices as well as cutting edge Artificial Intelligence.
There is a lot to be afraid of when it comes to AI and marginalized communities, but there is also a lot to be excited about, such as the use of AI portraits (like this one I created of myself) for gender non-conforming people to see their inner selves more accurately reflected in their external appearance. As a community, we know that representation matters and if we can see it, we can become it.

My hope is that the final project will be a virtual reality marathon course specifically tailored to LGBTQ+ participants that helps to improve their physical health but also (perhaps more importantly) improves their mental health. I hope to create a safe, supportive, and celebratory immersive experience for participants to scroll, walk, run, or wheel their way through. I believe through AI, 360 video, and VR I can create a virtual experience that above all feels authentic and full of love.

LGBTQ+ Wellness Project Case Study

Portfolio and Case Studies

My case studies contain proprietary information and as such are password protected.
The password can be found on the Portfolio PDF I uploaded on my MDes application.