Business Finance Courseware


An interactive course that helps entrepreneurs gain finance acumen by combining didactic material with passive and active learning trials.







Objective

The standard methods of instruction for learning are usually inefficient at fostering durable understanding. PALMs, on the one hand, is an excellent learning aid, but it lacks ways of incorporating didactic material. The mission was to create a course model that combines the two while being usable on any device.



My Role

Create journey flows and visualize model ideas. Propose front-end methods and techniques that facilitate optimal presentation of didactic material. Create responsive UI templates for engineers, and test them across browsers and devices.



Execution
We started the effort with ideation. Having conversations over whiteboard sketches, we shaped a preliminary model. We grappled with questions such as: When should we unlock new categories? How should we inform users about passive vs. active trials? What front-end technology and format should we choose for the didactic material? How can we visualize progress vs. mastery?




Courseware’s core model, depicting didactic material integration points, triggers, core loop, and progression



Once our ideas were matured enough, we built a working prototype to facilitate further investigation by our partner scholars. In the meantime, we partnered with various finance experts from Coursera and others to hash out contents for Business Finance use case.

We added additional capabilities to presentation and highlight multiple content formats, such as financial tables, to make the system supportive of varied stimuli and usable for a broader range of topics.



alternative flow, presented as a tablet concept



Summary

The methods and experiments in this work became the foundation of a new breed of learning-aid software, Perceptual Adaptive Courseware, that provides a transformative approach to whole courses by adaptively integrating conventional instruction with effective interactive learning.
Case Studies



Select Projects







Employment Involvement Log (Sep. 2013 - Aug. 2022)



2022
Emergency Action Items in Flying
Interface Design
Template Design
Web Development


2021
Novel Education Modules Addressing the Underrepresentation of Skin of Color in Dermatology Training (Research)
Interface Design
Web Development
Motion Design


2020
Analytics (Internal Tool)
Interface Design
Web Development

2020
Training Visual Pattern Recognition in Ophthalmology Using a Perceptual and Adaptive Learning Module (Research)
Prototyping
Interface Design
Web Development

2020
Marketing Partnership Facilitation
Design Guidelines
External Assets Hand-Off


2019
UCLA Human Perception Lab Website Redesign
Web Design
Web Development

2019
Conference Material Preparation
Motion Design

2018-20
Perceptual and Adaptive Learning in [dermatologic and mammographic screening] Cancer Image Interpretation (Research)
Interface Design
Web Development

2018
Help Center: Features and Components
Design
Development
Co-Writing
Editing

2017-21
Advancing Theory and Application in Perceptual and Adaptive Learning to Improve Community College Mathematics (Research)
Interface Design
Web Development

2017
Technology and Value Proposition Explainer Video
Motion Design
Storyboarding
Script Co-writing
Editing

2015-2022
Archival, Recreation, and Version Control of Scientific Figures (Internal)
Asset Management
Motion Design
Vector Graphics
Figure Optimization
DeGuidelines

2018
Lab Website SEO Improvements
Usability Audits
Web Development

2017
Component Redesign: App Launcher
Interface Design
Web Development

2016, 2021
Business Finance Courseware: Dynamic Content Presentation Design
Web Development
Visual Design

2016, 2021
Development of a Novice Driver Training Module to Accelerate Driver Perceptual Expertise (Research)
Interface Design
Web Development

2016

Company Logo Redesign
Branding

2015
Teaching and Learning Video Showcase: Improving Science, Math, Engineering, and Computer Science Education
Motion Design





Independant Work Log (2002 - 2022)



2019
Undisclosed Client (Publishing)
Visual Identity
Technical Consulting
Website Design & Development
WordPress Theme Development


2018
M-Cubed Design (Architecture)
Brand Design
Website Design & Development

2018
Be Fit Biz
Strategy
Web Design
Visual Identity

2017
Undisclosed Client (EME) (Technology)
Technical Consulting & Prototyping

2017
Undisclosed Client (Publishing)
Website Design & Development
Technical Consulting
Visual Identity
CMS (WordPress Theme Development)

2016
Wristocracy (E-Commerce)
Strategy
Prototyping
Website Design & Development

2016
Tilofy: Trend Forecasting App (Technology)
Prototyping
Technical Consultation

2016
Mixx Yoga (Fitness & Wellness)
Website Redesign & Development
Visual Design
Strategy
CMS (WordPress Theme Development)

2013
SoCal Stormwater Solutions (Environment)
Strategy
Visual Identity
Website Design & Development

2012
Undisclosed Client (Interior Design)
Editorial Design

2012
Undisclosed Client (Medicine)
Website Design & Development

2010
Printing Division at Global Textile (Textile)
Website Design & Development

2009
Undisclosed Client (Art & Music)
Website Design & Development

2008
Undisclosed Client (Art & Music)
Website Design & Development

2008
Dustoe (E-Commerce)
Branding
Website Design & Development
Technical Consulting

2008
Undisclosed Client (Art & Music)
Website Design & Development

2007
Undisclosed Client (Art & Music)
Website Design & Development

2006
Dissolved Entity (E-Commerce)
Website Design & Development

2005
Moaser Theatre Company (Art & Music)
Website Design & Development

2003
Disolved Entity (Academia)
Website Design & Development

2002
Disolved Entity (Art & Music)
Website Design & Development

2002
Undisclosed Client (Oil & Energy)
Website Design & Development


* Undisclosed means either the work has been under confidential agreement or the client is dissolved/inaccessible.