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.
Tikva is the Director and Curator of Ignite NYC, a highly attended quarterly held event that promotes the diverse & personal stories of NYC's tech community. She also hosts a dinner salon called The Heroine Project for women across ages and the technological sector to mentor one another and to influence the conversation about women in technology, standing in the future where the ratio is altered.