Eunice Lee


Hi there! I'm a design-minded storyteller and hobbyist developer at Northwestern University. I like to create work that explores the intersections of art, design, marketing and code - usually in the form of side projects. At school, I'm a student fellow at the Knight Lab where I build community and a computer science researcher at the Delta Lab. Most recently, I just wrapped up my summer at Discovery Channel as a consumer insights and design research intern. Other past gigs include covering the 2016 election for Medill News Service, creating graphics for NBC News and improving ProPublica's APIs.

Favorite Words

Favorite Projects

Al dente

side project

Print out your Trello cards like a Michelin-starred chef and stab them once complete! This project resonated with a lot of folks on Twitter (people seem to really like impaling pieces of paper), so my friend Pam and I wrote a tutorial for the Color Coded tech community here. Feel free to check out the code and tweet me if you build one yourself.

Waves

side project

A raspberry pi that records people’s spoken responses to personal questions and prints them in the form of a sound wave as a gift for being truthful. You can read more about our design and development process here and check out the code here. Waves made its debut at the Spring 2017 Segal Design Expo and was featured on the RPI blog We were also interviewed and part of a two page spread of the September 2017 MagPi issue, the official Raspberry Pi Magazine! See pages 32 and 33 here.

Carebot

side project

A Facebook messenger bot that helps college students find the right mental health specialist under their insurance plan and near their location. We thought this served a need because, from our experiences, college campuses offer a limited amount of free counseling sessions. Students battling mental health don't often find the long-term help they need, and finding a quality specialist can be really scary/difficult. So, my buddy Matt and I built a prototype version of this bot at a hackathon hosted by ProPublica, Better Doctor and Yelp. Our project won the $1,000 Yelp cash prize for best use of their API and the best use of the Better Doctor API award. You can read more about how we designed and developed it. Code here

SceneVR

Knight Lab

What if you could tell a story using panoramas and 360 photos? SceneVR uses a-frame to help create webVR friendly photo slideshows. I spent 6 months working on this tool as a UI/UX designer. The project is still in beta version but recently won $35,000 from the Knight Foundation Journalism 360 Challenge. Check it out here.

The Wrong Man

NBC News

Lead designer and developer of a story that hit more than 450,000 page views. Collaborated with editorial and photo teams to decide the look and feel of the story. Used HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Node, Archie mark-up language. See it live here

Cartograms

NBC News

Designed NBC's first cartograms for an internal newsroom charting tool. Responsible for research and UX/UI. Created sketches, mocks and prototypes. They helped visualize how battle states voted in past elections and where Team USA Rio Olympians hail from.

Olympic Team Refugees

NBC News

Created graphics using D3.js and Illustrator to depict how far Team Refugee athletes traveled before finding refugee status. This was a collaborative project between the editorial and graphics team. See 18-year-old Syrian swimmer Yusra Mardini's journey here.

Olympic Athletes Who Doped

Side Project

Wanted to practice creating and designing graphics using a narrative approach, so I mocked this prototype based off a dataset I found about Olympic athletes caught for doping. Used HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Data notes and final prototype version found here.

Olympic Mobile Homepage

NBC News

Created mock design comps of what the mobile home page will look like while featuring news from the Rio Olympics. Transformed a desktop design into a responsive, mobile friendly version that felt native but was also efficient.

What Actually Treats Your Cold?

Class Project

Designed, developed, and wrote a service-orientated piece about OTC cold medications. The crux of the project was creating a card filtering system that explained common active ingredients in drug labels. I thought it would be useful for consumers at a pharmacy trying to make sense of an often overwhelming cold medication aisle. Due to time constraints, this project is not mobile responsive. Used HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery. See it live here.

A Year of Terror in Iraq

Side Project

I came across an article in the BCC explaining the biggest ISIS-led attack in Iraq around June 2016. I thought that the article could really use a benefit so I decided to practice my D3, Illustrator, and ai2tml skills to create a map version. Used D3.js to create the basemap, converted it to an SVG, and used Illustrator to label details. See it live here.



Favorite Talks

Why Journalists Should Learn How to Code

Winter 2016

I gave a talk to a freshmen multimedia reporting class about the benefits of learning how to code, using learn.knightlab - the tutorial site I worked on.

CARDful

April 2016

CARDful is an Internet of Thing that helps recent graduates budget their money. My team and I won first place at the Women's IoT makeathon at West Virginia University in April 2016. It's a card with a color-changing LCD that syncs with a mobile app and lets you know if you are in the red, yellow, or green zone.

On JoVRnalism

October 2015

Presented a Lightning talk at the Knight Lab with my colleague about the beauty of virtual reality journalism. Shared about our experience at the USC's Women's Hackathon. Click on the image to see our slides.