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Student Showcase Archive

Janna Fuller

MA work

MA work

  • This Epoch digital platform

    This Epoch digital platform, Janna Fuller 2016

  • This Epoch digital platform

    This Epoch digital platform, Janna Fuller 2016

  • This Epoch exhibit

    This Epoch exhibit, Janna Fuller 2016

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  • Max digital platform

    Max digital platform, Janna Fuller [Christoph Massak, Yeting Jiang] 2016

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This Epoch

As just one manifestation of a lighter footprint philosophy, This Epoch rethinks the way in which society relates to household objects. This Epoch reinvents furniture distribution and acquisition models, making temporary ownership the most desirable option for mobile people. It enables people to lead more flexible lives by embracing transient interactions with beautiful objects, rather than being encumbered by the burdens of ownership.

This Epoch meticulously curates contemporary household furnishings from furniture makers local to each city, crafted with superior materials and influenced by surrounding culture and aesthetics. These pieces comprise a collective longevity, integral to the lives of each nomadic professional who lives with them.


The gig economy represents the most substantial change in the relationship between employment, income and benefits since the industrial revolution. This economic shift has been driven primarily by authoritative centralised entities such as Uber, but now requires innovative solutions to return strategy, autonomy and control to gig economy workers. Max is a software/system solution which addresses the issue of income volatility in this quickly growing form of employment.

With predictive analytics software, Max enables gig economy workers to make more deliberate decisions to maximise their earnings. Max helps workers understand where to be and when in order to optimise take home pay after expenses. We envision eventual full blockchain integration, enabling a completely decentralised system. 



  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Global Innovation Design, 2016

  • As both an analytically-minded strategist and a designer, I create substantive innovation within environments of ambiguity. In my work, I aspire to achieve an optimal balance of rational and intuitive, becoming keenly attuned to acutely refined instinct and synthesised sensing, yet possessing the ability to draw upon clearly articulated logical reasoning to support decisions.

    Throughout my Global Innovation Design experience, I have delved into a diverse range of projects, including redesigning furniture ownership models for highly mobile people (This Epoch), building predictive analytic systems to empower gig economy workers (Max), merging iconic Japanese ramen tradition with interaction design (Susuru) and assessing systemic education challenges in American inner cities (RCA dissertation).

  • Degrees

  • BSc Business, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, 2012
  • Experience

  • Intern, Viadynamics (Innovation Consultancy), London, 2015; Senior business analyst, Target Corporation, Minneapolis, USA, 2012–14