How to improve the experience of finding and playing music? My thesis project looks into using tags to explain and refine music recommendations.

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What is the Best Age to Win an Oscar?

This visualization shows what is the best age to win an Oscar for Best Actress, Best Actor, Supporting Actress and Supporting Actor

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Election Night Map - ABC News

Visual and interaction design, and development for Election Night Map. The map showed the President, Senate, House and Governor race, and the poll closing times for each states.

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Searchscapes is an attempt to create a 3D map of Manhattan, using existing data from the web. The objective is to compare the city's "physical spaces" and "information spaces" (search results). This is an attempt to materialize information: to give it dimension and physicality.

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Backyard Economy - ABC News

Good Morning America

Yahoo! DeliciousDNA

Yahoo! Draw a Plant

Lego X-Pod Playoff


Happy New Year!
24 hours of Twitter

Hamster Run

Urban Fragments


I'm Juliana Yamashita.
My work explores ux design, data visualization and
interfaces for recommendation systems.