Nikki Sylianteng

I'm an inventive product designer obsessed with solving problems and helping people. You might know me from my parking sign redesign project To Park or Not to Park?. Recently, I was Senior Product Designer at Kinetic, a startup building a wearable safety device for factory workers. Before that, I led design for a location-based park alert app at Sidewalk Labs. Read more here!

To Park or Not to Park?

Rethinking the parking sign

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

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Designing for the stories behind the data

Kinetic is an early stage startup building a safety wearable for factory workers. As the first product designer, I transformed the company's approach to product design into one that was more human, iterative, collaborative, and strategic. This resulted in a 60% increase in worker engagement.

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Park Time

Bringing neighbors back to neighborhoods

At Sidewalk Labs, I designed a location-based park alert app for neighbors. I 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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