Christian Broms

My Project Archive

This is a repository of nearly all the projects I've worked on over the past few years, both small and large. It's a mix of websites, games, experiments, writing, and other assorted articles.

Featured projects

All projects

2021
Featured Website

Pith: A Branching Discussion Space

An experimental space for productive online discussions, currently under active development.

2020
Artifact

Homogeneity Study Proposal

A presentation outlining the way that the Pith platform could be used for a project that aims to study the effect of homogeneity on small discussion groups.

Featured Software

WebET: Eye Tracking for UX Research

Over the course of two months I developed an end-to-end system for facilitating website usability testing using a novel approach to eye tracking for the web.

Website

Pith Blog and Rainflame Landing

A small blog website I created to house articles on the Pith project.

Featured Website

WikiViz: Parallel Browsing

A quick interactive prototype of an old and still unrealized way to traverse the internet built using the Wikipedia API and React.

Experiment

Zoom Morsels

A system I devised to add facetracking to Zoom, allowing people to control their virtual presence through a series of small interactions.

Design

Four UX Projects

A selection of four UX projects from my HCI coursework, fall '19 through spring '20.

Artifact

Storytelling Conceptual Model

A poster of a conceptual model describing the process of storytelling.

Software

GazeOSC

A program that enables the data stream from an eye tracker to be acessed from any computer on the local network using the OSC protocol.

Experiment

Gaze Narratives

An experiment using an eye tracker to reveal the sorts of narratives that emerge from people's gaze across images.

Artifact

Product Service System Poster

A poster describing how YouTube's product-service system could have changed with the introduction of Premium.

2019
Game

Dark Patterns

A web-based game that explores the dark side of user experience design.

Writing

The Tip of the Tongue Phenomenon

A review of the literature surrounding the tip of the tongue phenomenon, primarily centered on the transmission deficit theory.

Featured Research

PGH Public Art Engagement

UX research revealing opportunities from people's experience of public art in Pittsburgh and prototyping a new system.

Dataset

Startup Colors

Disillusioned with the homogeneity of startup web design, I created a dataset of the most common colors used by these new websites.

Experiment

Summarize This

A website that scrapes other websites and outputs entertaining sentences using their content.

Artifact

Public Art Stakeholder Diagram

A diagram mapping out the stakeholders involved in Pittsburgh's public art space.

Website

HCII 25th Anniversary Website

A short exercise designing a website for the 25th anniversary of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at CMU.

Featured App

Stratus: AR Weather Visualization

An augmented reality app that visualizes the latest METAR weather report from any airport in the United States.

Software

V4.js

An animation library written in typescript that provides an easy interface between the HTML canvas element and GLSL shader programs.

Website

MAGC Interactive Map

A web app designed and built for a non-profit organization to allow visitors to explore the features of a historic garden.

Writing

A Model of the Experience of Will

An essay exploring the experience of will through the volitional control of movement in an attempt to build a cognitive model of the phenomenon.

Website

Flygenius Version 2

The development of a machine learning model to predict domestic flight times and the design and implementation of the accompanying website.

Experiment

Snippets

A quick experimental website designed to reveal the parts of text people find to be most meaningful.

Website

The Alt-Bridge

A website developed for a weekend hackathon at CMU.

Website

FB Design Website

A portfolio website I designed and built for the architecture firm FB Design.

2018
Website

Flygenius Version 1

A four day project to build a machine learning model to predict domestic flight times and website interface to use it.

Experiment

Extended Encyclopedia of Philosophy

A generated book that uses information from Wikipedia pages to create new philosophical "-isms".

Experiment

Gaze Visualization

Using PoseNet to extrapolate what someone's gaze might be.

Website

Whispers: a Telematic Environment

The game of telephone, online.

Game

Clock Pong Game

A small game where you keep time from passing by playing.

Video

From Above: The Cascades

A video shot from a drone of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State.

Experiment

Sentitude: Sentiment Analysis

A browser extension I built as a way of teaching myself techniques for sentiment analysis.

Fabrication

A Curling Bridge

A physical prototype of a design for a bridge that curls onto itself.

Fabrication

An Intelligent Window

A series of physical prototypes of an illuminated window fabricated with a laser cutter.

Fabrication

Building a Pizza Oven

I built a wood fired pizza oven.

Video

Plumy Tale Music Video

An exercise I did when learning Premiere Pro to create a music video using public domain music and videos.

Website

Theory Site

One of the first websites I designed, made as a wiki-style repository for my notes from a class.

2017
Installation

Your/My Room

The first real website I designed, the interactive portion of an installation.

Video

Wheat Field House Visualization

A rendering of an environment created in Unreal Engine 4.

Photography

The Bay: a Pinhole Series

Exploring the technique of pinhole photography and the ancient camera obscura.

Photography

Colma St & Gate 5 Rd

Photographs documenting industrial areas of the bay area.

2016
Photography

Sleepy Hollow Walk

A series of photographs documenting the suburbs where I grew up.

Photography

Night Landscape

Photographic experimentations combining landscape photography with light painting.