Cross-Industry Virtual Reality Experience

Overview: Cross-platform VR/AR experience to give clients and practitioners a taste of the next big computing platform through the exploration of industry-specific use cases. Powered by the Oculus Rift DK2, Leap Motion, Unity3D and stereo 360 video. Abridged version for mobile delivered as a Google Cardboard app with pass-through functionality.

Role: Concept and Design Lead, 360 Video Production and Post-Production, 3D Animation

This experience was showcased by Deloitte at CES 2016 and Special Olympics 2015.

Public Promotional Teaser Viewable Below: 

Additional information available upon request from Deloitte. 

Concept Video for Enterprise AR Smartglass Solution targeting Field Services

Industry: TMT Service Area: DC Innovation
Service Line: DCI-Emerging Technologies/Deloitte Digital
Role: Video Producer/Visual Effects Artist

Multi-device, smartglass solution that provides field service workers hands-free access to contextual, real-time information. Built on Android and the APX Labs Skylight platform.

Role: Concept Video Design, Production, Post-production (and a little acting) 
• Led planning and execution of product demo presented at Global Analyst Summit ’14.
• Responsible for planning, shooting, editing, post-production and narration of ‘A Day in the Life’ and product video for the AR platform
• Executed complex 3D motion tracking of head-mounted POV footage to create an immersive Augmented Reality experience demonstrating the capabilities of AR platform
• Collaborated with tech, studio and management functions under rapidly changing conditions to create desired output in timely manner
• Deliverables produced: demo-plan, two-column script, storyboard, visual mockups, VFX composites, final demo videos

Concept video work publically featured in Associated Press story on AR: 

Technical Environment: Autodesk Maya, Boujou, Adobe After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, JIRA, Confluence

Additional information available on request from Deloitte. 

Product video for Big Data, ML Powered Hiring Platform

I was approached by our product incubation group to create a product video an analytics-driven hiring platform. 

Role: Concept Development, Visual Design, Motion Graphics, Editing, Voice Over

After getting the basic overview I quickly put together a storyboard in PowerPoint and Photoshop, cycling back and forth with the team to ensure our concept was locked down before we even started our motion graphics. 

Assets were creating in Photoshop, motion graphics completed in After Effects, edited down in Premiere and voice over recorded and mastered in Audition. Full Adobe workflow with dynamic linking taken to full advantage to deliver final product from brief to completion in under one week. 

Additional information available upon request from Deloitte.

Interactive Media Wall - IoT Updates

Revamp of Client interactive media wall to enable ibeacon authentication, live-stream of a drone feed in 720p, playback of 360 degree videos in 4K, an interactive 3D map of our campus and the ability to serve client specific content during a tour. Augmented Reality Chief Experience built on APX Labs Skylight, allowing clients to obtain a first-person perspective tour of our gourmet meals from kitchen to plate.

Role: Design Lead, Vendor Management, 3D Modeling

  • Served as overall Design Lead, responsible for conceptualization, 2D/3D design, development and scope management of a variety of experiences involving nascent/alpha technologies.
  • Closely coordinated Unity C# developer, level designer, as well as liaising with Client Brand and external vendors to ensure optimal output in a challenging timeframe.
  • Planned, coordinated and executed complex 360 degree stereoscopic video shoot of the Client campus involving outdoor aerial drone capture as well as live indoor events with 360 vendor. 
  • Created and executed post-production workflow for manipulating equirectangular 360 degree video using existing 3D/VFX tools. Enabled us to use 360 videos to showcase Augmented Reality use-cases by adding dynamic overlays in the user’s field of view.
  • Optimized Revit 3D model of Client campus from 300K+ to 70K+ vertices using Maya.
  • Deloitte leadership appreciated the accomplishments of these goals. Given "Outstanding Performance Award" for commitment and quality output.

Tour guide uses smartphone and iBeacon-powered proximity check-in to activate the presenter view on the media wall for the client.

Once the drone has been positioned for take off, the presenter can start or stop the feed with a single tap. They can also quickly choose the client who is being toured in order to pull up customized content.

Technical Environment: Oculus Rift DK2, Leap Motion, Autodesk Maya, 3dsmax, Unity3D, C#, JavaScript, After Effects, Premiere Photoshop, Sketch 3, Slack, Microsoft TFS

Additional information available upon request from client.

Revamp Policy & Institutional Framework to Increase FDI in Key Investment Region of Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC)

Industry: Infrastructure, PUblic Sector

Division: Business Performance Services (BPS)

Role: Consultant; 3 months

Client: Indo-Japanese mega infrastructure project: Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC)
Project: Revamp policy and institutional framework for one of the key investment regions of the DMIC project in order to increase entrepreneur satisfaction and drive FDI

Role:

  • Selected as the only intern to work on this prestigious infrastructure project
  • Conducted in-depth analysis of the current policy and institutional framework in
  • the Indian state of Haryana
  • Assessed gaps and key areas of concern in the As-Is state
  • Prepared high-level recommendations for Haryana to improve its policy and institutional framework to attract foreign and domestic industries to set shop in the MBIR region

Technical Environment: PowerPoint, Excel, Word

Industry: Infrastructure & Public Sector

Video Production & Post-Production for Indie Rapper Music Video

Objective: Our USC homie and indie hip-hop artist, Naod Ephraim approached us to realize this abstract music video concept for him with a very bare-bones budget for his new single. He brought a very specific story in mind to go with the lyrics as well as the look he wanted for the visuals.
Adobe Creative Suite's dynamic link functionality, despite some instability allowed us work remotely to deliver this video in record time. 

FILMED BY BILAWAL + CONOR

EDITED BY CONOR SULLIVAN 

VISUAL EFFECTS BY BILAWAL SIDHU

Product Design and Solution Development for Analytics-Driven Decision Making Platform

Industry: C&IP Service Area: Technology, S&O
Service Line: Deloitte Digital
ROLE: Product Designer; 5 months.


Product Description: a purposeful, customizable modeling tool that enables optimized decision-making. Customized for sectors and industries, DP helps organizations unlock and drive value by ensuring critical decisions are made at the right time, by the right person, equipped with the right analytics.


• Worked closely with S&O team to flesh out initial concept and articulate product vision through a clickable prototype, facilitating Gate 2 funding
• Conduct user research, create target personas, build scope catalog and outline front-end technical requirements
• Create visual designs, supporting assets and design specs for version 1 and work closely with font-end development team to ensure quality end product.

Technical Environment: Adobe Photoshop, Sketch 3, Axure RP, inVision, PowerPoint, Excel, Word

UI Reskin and Landing Page Design for Large Pacific-Northwest State

Industry: Public Sector Service Area: Technology
Service Line: Deloitte Digital, Systems Integration
Role: UI/UX Lead, Functional Consultant; 5 months


Client: Integrated Eligibility Exchange for a large state in the Pacific-Northwest.
Objective: Tasked with reskinning a .NET transfer solution and redesigning the solution landing page. An interesting design challenge, in a challenging time-frame, given the ask of introducing the minimal amount of UI rework needed to have maximal impact, while ensuring compliance with the State's brand.

 

• Served as the SME and point of contact for User Experience. Planned and led large client workshops and more intimate breakout sessions. Owned visual design and deliverable creation. Incorporated client needs/feedback and iteratively reached agreement on changes acceptable to both parties.
• Created a responsive document upload screen, enabling applicants to easily respond to RFI requests using their smartphone, while adding minimal development overhead.
• Guided USI development team in implementation of designs. Defined HTML and CSS changes that would be achievable in production by the SI practice.
• Accomplished goals to great appreciation by Deloitte and State leadership. Given Deloitte Applause Award for commitment and quality output.
 

Technical Environment: HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Photoshop, Sketch 3, Axure RP, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, HP ALM, Microsoft TFS

BI Dashboard Design for Large Independent Chemical Distributor and Services Provider

Industry: Consumer and Industrial Products Service Area: Technology
Service Line: Information Management – BI/DW
Role: Analyst Summer Scholar; 2 months.

Client: Leading independent distributor of industrial chemicals and provider of specialty services with a presence in North America, Europe and China
Project Goal: Enable leading edge business intelligence and decision support

• Deployed SAP BusinessObjects Mobile Server on-site allowing client to successfully access existing WebI reports from client’s off-site BOE server using an iPad.
• Established infrastructure and groundwork for client to explore mobile Web Intelligence with no additional hardware and software costs.
• Designed and built SAP Xcelsius dashboard to track usage of BI reports by geography, functional area and info type with drilldown and filtering capability, allowing client to identify trends and ultimately increase user adoption.
Technical Environment: SAP BOBJ Mobile, SAP Xcelsius 2008, SAP BOBJ Dashboards, SAP BOBJ WebI, OmniGraffle, iPad, PowerPoint, Excel, Word

Visual Designer and Business Analyst for Business Persona Cross-platform Applications

A subscription-based user experience and mobility platform that seamlessly connects with existing enterprise infrastructure, enabling the rapid development and deployment of persona-driven experiences to any device.


Role: UI/UX Design, Technical Architecture, Business Case Development

• Owned creation of Technical Architecture Deep Dive, outlining our solution, reasoning behind architectural decisions and a deep dive into individual components of the Platform.
• Assisted in business case development, owning competitive landscape and competitor analysis.
• Created internal and external facing branding and graphics. Planned and designed marketing/promotional material (one-pagers etc). Demonstrated ability to express complex ideas in a visually appealing and easily digestible manner.
• Lead visual designer for Procurement demo presented at SAP Sapphire. Went from wireframes to finished product in 3 weeks.
• Re-skinned and created interactive prototype for Procurement cross-platform experience in Axure, Sketch 3 & JS

Technical Environment: Adobe Fireworks, Photoshop, Axure RP Pro, Sketch, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, HTML5, CSS

CMO App for Large U.S. Telecom Company

Client: large u.s. telecom company specializing in cellular and wireless services

Role: Visual Designer

Project Goal: Create a POC for a CMO Marketing App that provides a dramatically improved user experience, built on top of SAP CRM, delivered as a responsive web app optimized for tablets and smartphones.

• Sole UI/UX designer for the project, developed visuals from concept to launch in a rapid prototyping environment.
• Created key VD deliverables: wireframes, high-fidelity mockups, clickable prototypes, supporting visual/CSS assets and design specs.
• Worked with Business Experience Designer (BxD) in making critical UX decisions, persona development, maintenance of scope catalog, facilitating user interviews and visual/functional design review sessions with stakeholders.
• USI Experience: Coordinated off-shore front-end development team to ensure consistent UI/UX and served as on-site liaison for off-shore CRM integration team

Technical Environment: Adobe Fireworks, Illustrator, Sketch, iPad, iPhone, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, CSS