Nikki Sylianteng

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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Designing for the people behind the data

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. Resulted in a 60% total increase in worker engagement and improvement.

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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.