I designed and developed a digital resource for urban designers and researchers looking to understand cities as complex systems in collaboration with researcher Dr. Sharon Wohl.

Iowa State University and Universiteit van Amsterdam

Complexity Explorer

Product Design, Development

Platform for Complexity Research

Navigating Complexity was born out of a teaching and research assistantship with Sharon Wohl. The app was developed as a teaching aid for her Complex Adaptive Systems Theory course for architecture and urban design students. A playground was developed for students to upload and rate content in a decentralized process for content creation and moderation. 

The app presents research that brings together and breaks down complexity theory into easy to understand bit sized pieces and included a series of visualizations, interfaces, and games to help build the app and the community supporting it.

The project expanded through a fellowship with the University of Amsterdam and a comprehensive research repository was developed. Accounts for collaborating researchers were established and visualizations and graphics accompanied content.


Create a living repository for complexity terms
Build a place for demonstrating complexity systems