Elle is a creative interaction designer, a human factors researcher in wearable technology and brain-computer interfaces (BCIs), and a Masters of Science candidate in human factors and ergonomics at Cornell University. Her passion for human-computer interaction (HCI), wearable computing, and BCIs and a background in design leads her to have a creative mind and build innovative technology that integrates human factors with wearables for applications to augment human capacities. Elle has published at the Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI) and the International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC) and has exhibited her work at Maker Faire and Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. She holds a B.A. in design with an emphasis on interaction design at the University of California, Davis. In her free time, she enjoys reading, drawing, traveling as well as learning new technology.
Elle believes that art is the artifact of human creativity and a form of expression that has profoundly influenced society due to an appreciation of beauty and human nature. Without the expression of creativity, there would not have been people with novelty and ingenious ideas bringing the greatest innovations into existence. Creativity is one of the most powerful artistic expressions that has been given to us by nature and signifies human intelligence and the power of creation. Therefore, the values of art are tremendous, and also intrinsic for our enlightenment; without its practice, there is a very limited sense of creativity and little innovation can be achieved due to an un-amplified imagination.
Technology benefits from creativity with human intelligence and scientific processes that contribute to the application of that creativity towards real world benefits. Today, we live in a digital world where creativity and technology have become intertwined and exist as a part of each other; they act as the inseparable realms and are interconnected. As our aspirations towards advancement proceed, a hybrid talents of creativity and engineering, and, importantly, a diverse skillset from cross disciplines, become the essential components for advanced, cutting-edge innovation and future evolution.