(work)

  1. The Lounge

  2. Venmo Redesign

  3. Data Privacy

  4. The Kum Ticket

  5. Purge

(creative)

  1. Photography

  2. Musical Artists

  3. Graphic Design


        Austin Aubry a multi-disciplinary designer and creative focusing on experiential product and platforms. His background is grounded in visual communication with a deep understanding of design systems, strategy, and execution. The space between an idea and execution is where the most stimulating questions arise and are what direct his process.
        He builds digital products and experiences that are constructed through research and human-centered design principles. Through rigorous investigation, his projects intertwine questions of digital livelihood, privacy, and culture.


(education)
Honors Bachelor of Science, Multi-Disciplinary Design
University of Utah / 2020


(experience)

UX Researcher + Designer
Undergraduate Studies, University of Utah / 2021

Graphic Designer
HRE  / 2020

Design + Marketing Intern
BW Productions / 2019

Teaching Assistant
College of Architecutre + Planning, University of Utah / 2021

Graphic Designer
College of Architecutre + Planning, University of Utah / 2021



(contact)

︎︎︎ austinlaubry(at)gmail.com
︎︎︎ (at)austinaubry

5. Purge



Digital Product Concept / 2019



Purge is a platform that makes employee meetings more efficient, more intentional, and helps businesses avoid redundant tasks. Designed for all positions within a company, Purge encourages deliberation in mundane tasks.

Boredom at Work

Boredom is an issue in all work environments. While it can have varying levels of beneficial consequences depending on how it’s managed, it's something that most people have experienced in their personal work life. Employees are more likely to stay at jobs that they feel engaged in. This is caused by a lack of fulfillment when they aren't attached to their work. This low level of employee engagement results in billions of dollars worth of lost productivity.



Meeting Shortcomings

Many feel as if meetings are a waste of their time, that they don’t always feel necessary to what’s being discussed, or that there are better ways to achieve something other than a meeting. Others encounter this issue having meetings all day with no real chunks of time to be productive. Not all meetings are problematic, but they are not always set up efficiently.



Platform

Boredom in meetings has three main causes. Purge is a platform that aims to resolve common meeting issues. Invitations are more intentional and unique to each invitee, a reason is required for each invite, and thet purge function allows users to delete all recurring meetings regularly.

Invite and Ping System

People often feel like they serve no purpose in the meetings they attend. With Purge, users must input a reason as to why they need someone in a meeting. The platform intentionally makes it difficult to invite someone. Slowing down the process forces users to be more deliberate. Inviting someone only gives them a timeframe of when you will need them. This is where the ping system comes in. For example, if you invite someone between 12-2, you can ping them at 12:30 when you need, to waste less time.


Attract and Repel

Workplace schedules don’t always allow for productive time between commitments. If you have meetings all day and only have an hour between each one, that might not be enough time to get any meaningful work done. Purge allows users to adjust a meeting buffer, meaning if someone wants to schedule a meeting time for them, it either has to be back to back with an existing commitment or x amount of hours before or after.


Shortcut and Purge

Challenging a meeting request shifts power to the invitee, providing users with a quick selection of challenge reasons. The purge feature allows users to automatically remove all recurring meetings based on an adjustable, regular basis. Meetings aren’t always the best solution to a problem. You may be able to send them info directly, you may not need to be in attendance, or there’s a better way to handle the problem.