WORK HISTORY

2016 – Present

Lead Experience Designer and Researcher

Eros International

Contributing to product development on web, mobile and television platforms. Managing design activities and user research for a global media distribution service.  

Oct 2015

Interaction Designer and Researcher

Barclays

Conducted qualitative user research on the value systems and behaviours of teenagers in Denmark, developed concepts for future banking products and services.

Sep 2015

Interaction Designer and Researcher

IKEA and Space 10

Contributed in the concept development of a future product line for fresh living and home automation. Developed modular devices for IKEA’s Innovation lab The Future of Fresh Living.

2013 – Dec 2014

Senior User Experience Consultant

Human Factors International

Contributed to industrial strength design projects. Lead usability studies, user research and usability testing efforts for one of the largest bank in Africa.

2010 – 2013

UX Designer and Sr. System Engineer

Infosys LTD

Worked for the product, platform and solutions division. Contributed to enterprise level design and engineering projects spanning industry verticals like banking, health care, ecommerce and transportation. Initially started as a mainframe developer, gradually transitioned into designer’s role.  

2008 – Present

Designer, Engineer and Researcher

Open Source and Freelance Collaborations

Contributed to design and engineering projects with organisations like One Laptop Per Child, Adidas, Government of India, Motorola, Municipality of Copenhagen, India Foundation, Wikipedia, Foss.in, Drupal and WordPress.

EDUCATION

2015

Master of Interaction Design

Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design

The Interaction Design program is co-created by an international group of students, faculty and design professionals. Focus is to craft meaningful interactions using design and technology.

2013

Certified Usability Analyst

Human Factors International

Part of a corporate user experience immersion and training program, studied cognitive science, usability fundamentals, cross cultural behaviours and user experience design.

2012

Certified User Experience Engineer

Infosys User Experience Academy

Part of a corporate in-house design talent development program, studied user experience design and engineering, contributed to enterprise level design projects spanning industry verticals like health care, ecommerce and transportation.  

2006 – 2010

Bachelor of Technology, Computer Science

Engineering College Bikaner

Studied Computer science and engineering, was the founding member of Linux Users Group Bikaner. Initiated the One Laptop Per Child project in Northern India.

EXHIBITED WORK

Sep 2016

Ars Electronica

Linz, Austria

Nov 2015

Fresh Living Lab – Space 10

Copenhagen, Denmark

Oct 2015

Maker Faire Rome

University of Rome, Italy

August 2015

Trailer Park IO

Copenhagen, Denmark

Sept 2014

User Centricity Road Show

Johannesburg, South Africa

2009, 2007

Tech Kriti

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India

2009, 2007

Sakshama

Engineering College Bikaner, India

Press

Nov 2015

Vāyu

FastCoDesign, Space 10 Journel. IKEA. Booooooom, Dwell, Dezeen

Oct 2015

Future Self Mirror

IEEE, PSFK, Atmel Corp, Design Works

June 2015

The Selfie Plant

Business Insider, Arduino Blog, Creators Project, Atmel Makers

Feb 2014

Shifting Base

Mumbai Mirror

Feb 2011

Wikipedia Localisation – Mysore Chapter

Deccan Harald

May 2010

One Laptop Per Child – Rajasthan Chapter

Laptop.org, India Foundation

 

 

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