Ara is a highly customizable, modular smartphone. In addition to the functional customization inherent to modularity, Project Ara offers aesthetic customization through the creation of 3D printed module enclosures.
As a designer on the UX team, I developed unique customization and configuration experiences for the Ara platform. These experiences were designed to empower users to navigate the huge choice sets which result from the platform's high degree of customization, regardless of prior technical knowledge or creative confidence.
My work culminated in a cyber physical interface for first time users to configure an Ara device. This became, USPO PATENT #14/834,258 “Systems and methods for tangible configuration of a modular mobile electronic device” on which I am a co-inventor.