Hi, my name’s Lenny Martinez Dominguez. I’m a computational designer and master’s candidate in the Visual Communications program at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication. I’ve made this page with up-to-date information until I can properly update my site.
I’m open to new projects beginning February 2019.
MIT Product Engineering Processes
I was a teaching assistant for MIT’s mechanical engineering capstone class, Product Engineering Processes, where I worked on a small team to coordinate the experience of 171 students as they worked in teams to design and develop 8 new products. We planned demos & class activities, helped with tutorials, and prepared print materials for lectures and lab sections. We also documented the students’ progress throughout the semester with photos and videos. I took a lead in editing photos for the class. You can see more on the course website.
Hate in America
As a Carnegie-Knight News21 fellow, I investigated intolerance, racism, and hate crimes in America. I produced the interactive piece, The State of Hate, based on what we learned from a cross-country road trip. I also collected and analyzed court documents to build a database of federal hate crimes cases since 2010. My analysis was used in five of the stories. Our full investigation is found at hateinamerica.news21.com
For my senior capstone design class, I worked on a team of 20 engineering students to design glovestop: a fully mechanical glove removing device. I conducted user testing, interviewed potential customers and users, and helped the team define the user journey for the product. Along the way, we developed prototypes for other product concepts. You can see our product launch, and a short summary of the journey to developing glovestop here.
I’m a designer interested in helping make information useful.
In June, 2017, I graduated from MIT with a degree in mechanical enginering and a focus on product design. I’m currently a master’s candidate in the Visual Communications program at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Although I started the program with the intention of becoming a magazine photographer, I found my niche working on information graphics and data visualizations, and supporting others in their work.