Vlad's Portfolio Site

My Micro-Projects

This section focuses on some of the smaller projects that I created on the side in order to learn something new.

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Augmented Reality Business Card


The goal of this project was to take a traditional 2D design (a business card) and take it outside of the screen into Augmented reality. I took this project on to play around with marker-based AR. I was inspired by Oscar Falmer's version some time before and wanted one of my own. Read more about this project here.


Virtual Reality

Maze Game


My partner and I wanted to create a simple maze escape game that focused on procedural generation (new maze each time) and co-op play with a 2nd monitor. This was a fun project because learning procedural generation was extremely challenging but super rewarding. The game was developed in Unity, C# and the OpenVR framework. Below is the project demo for an VR/AR course I took at University of Michigan.



Evaluating Amazon’s Privacy with Design


For this project I reviewed the literature in protection of privacy

principles and analyzed Amazon.com and their privacy control settings through a privacy-focused point of view. I then spent some time thinking thinking about how to improve it. In this case, it was a transparency focused dashboard that. I wrote more about this project here.


Workday’s Password Requirement ReDesign


Currently, Workday's current solution to create a new account forces new and reoccurring users through a error prone negative experience. I created a visual that highlights how one simple change can improve the experience and reduce most errors from occurring, while also improving password security.

I wrote my analysis in detail here. Below is the suggested design.


Making the password requirements clear while also providing appropriate contextual help creates a positive and error-less experience for the end user.

iOS game: Super Fruit Fighter


A retro style top-down shooter without any fluff. A game that combines never-ending fun with fruit to shoot and baddie alien ships to destroy! I wanted to create something that reminded me of some of the games I played growing up while also practicing working in C#, Unity & iOS. Available on iOS here!