Tikva works at the intersection of Community Participation and Technological Innovation. She is currently investigating Community User Experience Design- that is how do design for the experience of many. She's currently working on creating online and offline conversation around this subject involving data scientists, startup founders, and anthropologists. Comparing online and hyperlocal communities, Tikva is researching the experience of new members in a new social service, the quality of interactions between members, and ways to enhance participation through the design of community assets. As a technologist Tikva consults with startups and brands, both strategizing and implementing launches and development for online, mobile, community-driven and hyperlocal products.
With her expertise in community and human-centered technologies, she has worked on recent projects for Clay Shirky, Hewlett-Packard, Loreal, Eclectic Method, Hashable, Photojojo and Windowfarms.