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Hi, my name's Lenny Martinez Dominguez. I'm a product designer and master's candidate at Syracuse University. This fall I'm a teaching assistant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). I've made this page with up-to-date information until I can properly update my site.
I’m open to new projects beginning January 2019.
- MIT Product Engineering Processes
I'm a teaching assistant for MIT's mechanical engineering capstone class, Product Engineering Processes where I work on a small team to coordinate the experience of 170+ students as they work in teams to design and develop products. We plan demos, help with tutorials, and produce print materials for lectures and lab sections. We also document the students’ progress throughout the semester with photos and videos. This fall, I’ve taken a lead in editing photos for the class. You can see more details and our work on the course website: web.mit.edu/2.009
- 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 cases related to hate crimes since 2010. My analysis of these documents was used in five of the stories. Our full investigation is here: hateinamerica.news21.com
- Corresponding with Bethany
I used the text messages exchanged between myself and the last person I dated to visualize our relationship from start to end. I worked with Mike Davis to create a narrative that combined data visualization, copy, and video into a narrative.
For my senior capstone design class, I worked on a team of 20 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.
I’m a designer who thinks everything is related to everything else, so I find the opportunities to work in different domains and with teams of varying sizes and skill sets to be interesting. I'm primarily interested in understanding relationships between teams, individuals, systems, and different media to coordinate the best solution to a given problem.
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 at Syracuse University. Although I started the program with the intention of becoming a magazine photographer or graphic designer, I found my niche working on information visualization, coordinating different pieces of projects, and supporting others in their work.
Through my graduate and undergraduate experience, I’ve had the opportunity to work on teams of varying sizes and touch different domains: photography, aerospace & mechanical engineering, product design, robotics, web development, video documentary work, immersive media, graphic design, and journalism.
After I finish my master’s work I’d like to combine my interests and experience and work as an editor or a product manager. I hope to later translate my experience and skills as a professor.