Critical Interactives: Ward One is a mobile application for iOS that aims to tell the untold story of urban renewal and university expansion in Columbia, South Carolina. "Ward One" refers to a voting district within Columbia that was deemed "blighted" by the Columbia Housing Authority (ca. 1957-1975). As a result, an entire community was displaced. Where once homes and businesses stood, now stand iconic University of South Carolina buildings. In collaboration with the Ward One Community, the Ward One mobile app seeks to share the history of the past by leveraging the technologies of today.

More information and recent demos may be found about the project here.  Ward One is a single application in a suite of software, other related projects may be explored here.


Presenting at the Carolinas Women in Computing Conference.