Nikki Sylianteng
      Start with the problem
      Solve one moment
      Do just enough research
      Prototypes are questions
      Don't make me imagine
      Start small then build up
      Tell me what's not working
      Talk to people to understand, not do what they say
      Function over aesthetics

To Park or Not to Park?

Rethinking the parking sign

A parking sign redesign and guerrilla project done in collaboration with drivers, city officials, and the colorblind community. Created parking sign templates, kits, maps, and a parking sign generator. Piloted in Los Angeles, New Haven, Boston, and Brisbane. Increased compliance by 60%.

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Park Time

Bringing neighbors back to neighborhoods

At Sidewalk Labs, I led design for an app that increased interactions among neighbors. Worked closely with engineers and city operations to scope, prototype, and test the tool with 8 families in downtown Chicago. Families loved it and suggested new neighbors they thought would really benefit from it.

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Reviving a historic neighborhood

Contribute an iterative approach to the design and development of revitalization efforts at Escolta, a historic street in old town Manila. Experiments include the district’s first co-working and event space and a VIP behind-the-scenes building tour.