Data scientist by day. Comedian by night.

Melody is a data scientist and graphic designer interested in quantifying humor. Inspired by the quantified-self movement, she employs data collection and visualization to understand the effects of humor in business. Melody plans to study how improvisation activities could be applied to team building in businesses, as well as provide inspiration for brainstorming. Hoping to build tools for businesses, Melody plans to improve and encourage collaboration via play. Melody‚Äôs research combines ethnographic and participatory design-- Translation: Catch Melody observing and performing improv at PDX comedy clubs.