About

Sassy Coder - I craft, code, and create aesthetically pleasing and usable experiences by integrating arts with technology.

Ndewo! (Meaning “Welcome” or “Hello” in my mother tongue: Igbo). I'm Vanessa! I am a Master's student studying Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). I hold a B.S. in Computer Science from UMD (Go Terps!) . My research interests include: Wearable Technology/E-textiles, Tangible Interactive Computing, Making, DIY, Hackathons, Ubiquitous Computing, and Broadening Participation and Perceptions in Computer Science. I currently work as a research assistant in the Human-Computer Interaction Lab collaborating on BodyVis which focuses on designing and implementing wearable e-textile prototypes with real-time physiological sensing and visualization to engage and motivate children in learning about the human body. Currently, I am seeking internship opportunities in the UX/UI field. You can use my website to browse through my projects, download my resume/CV, connect with me, or even provide constructive criticism on my designs, including the design of my website, via the contact form. I believe there’s always room for improvement in design, so I am open to and ENCOURAGE your feedback. I look forward to hearing back from you soon!
Ka omesia (Translation: Goodbye).

Projects

RESUME | CV

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Research




BodyVis

Mixed Research Methods


Ambient Art Display

Qualitative Methods


Trolling Comments

Data Collection

Coursework




GB Containment Unit

Hi-Fi Prototype


Groshare

Wizard of Oz Prototype


TasteMakers Africa

Usability Testing


Accessibility Testing

Web Accessibility


Emotionally Happy

Interactive Web Design


Persona

Persona

Personal




SmarTrip App

Mobile App Proposal


AfroGeekz

Logo Design


My Icon

Branding/Logo Design


Graduate Student Journey

Journey Map


RaizDaBar

Prototype


WizRewards

Marketing Customer Experience

Contact Me

                Email me directly at nessaogu@gmail.com or contact me using the form below