Nikki Sylianteng
      Solve one moment
      Do just enough research to get to a prototype
      Prototypes are packaged questions
      Make it as real as possible, don't make me imagine
      Start small then build up
      Tell me what's not working
      Talk to people to understand where they're coming from, not to do what they say
      Function over aesthetics
      Thoughtful over smart

To Park or Not to Park?

Rethinking the parking sign

A guerrilla project to redesign the confusing parking sign in collaboration with drivers, city officials, and the colorblind community. Created kits, maps, templates, and now a parking sign generator. Piloted in Los Angeles, New Haven, Boston, and Brisbane. Studies showed a 60% increase in compliance.

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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 families in downtown Chicago. Read about it on the Sidewalk blog.

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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.