Information portal and georeferenced database for preventing hantavirus.
Quilantún is a research initiative of citizenship science that aims to identify
communities affected by the blooming of quila plants, a native species of bamboo in Chile that is
associated with an increase in mice that carry the Hantavirus.
The project is partially financed by Corporate Social Responsibility projects and NGO funding, allowing for the coordination of multiple actors.
Date: Feb. 2020 - Ongoing.
Main role: Web Developer.
Support roles: Web Designer, Server Administrator, Software Designer.
Peer-to-peer sex education for refugees through a privacy-minded PWA.
Benatna is a a mobile site with a team of young people from different
cultures who answer questions from teenagers in Germany about puberty, feelings, identity, and
The project was funded by The Prototype Fund, an initiative by the Open Knowledge Fundation and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in a six-month funding to carry out the idea from concept to demo.
Date: Apr. 2018 - Oct. 2018.
Seed Funding: €50,000.
Main role: Tech Lead.
Support roles: User Research, Project Manager, UX Designer.
Due to time constrains we collapsed the traditional design thinking process into three stages.
April to June
We approached different stakeholders: NGOs serving youth refugees, academic experts, and refugees themselves.
Due to language restriction I assumed a support role, contributing by providing protocols for collecting inspirational data, created a journaling tool for longitude data collection, and designed and completed out most of the competitive analysis.
June to July
We synthetized the learnings we had from the user research process in low-fidelity prototypes that then were tested with users to contrast our assumptions and verify our understanding of the problem. I prepared one of such prototypes.
After all results from the prototype testing were collected, I lead the organization of the information in a persona and set of possible solutions and carried out the decision making process by designing an online video survey and inviting team members to answer a PUGH decision making matrix.
July to October
During the final stage of the project I assumed the role of lead developer. I first chose the technology stack, which I started developing in Python Django, but then I scratched for Node.js and Express.js.
For the front-end I sticked with Vue.js from the beginning because it always fit the bill for what we needed to do.
Once the code was finalized, I wrote tests (which, yes, I should've done from the start), uploaded everything to our GitHub, and documented as much as I could in the README files.
Designed for and with Indigenous Peoples, this is the web's largest library of resources about Free, Prior, and Informed Consent.
WWW.FPIC.INFO is a multilingual mobile-first platform that aims to
bring knowledge about Indigenous Rights, especially the right to Free, Prior and Informed
consent, to communities all over the world.
Part of a research project partially funded by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the website is a joint effort of the Canadian universities Wilfrid Laurier University, Lakehead University, Université Laval, the Haudenosaunee-owned Six Nations Polytechnic, and Universidad Austral in Chile.
Date: Mar. 2016 - Jul. 2018.
Main role: Designer and Developer.
Support roles: Content Team Manager, Project Manager, Presenter, Translator.
Other than these large projects, I've assisted in very small redesigns of websites over the years. Depending on the complexity of the project, I would either develop it myself or work with you to select a template and personalize it, reducing the development time and your costs.