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about me

I am a PhD student at IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay, India.
The research work is being supervised by Dr. Jayesh S. Pillai.

I am skilled in User Experience Design, Augmented/Virtual Reality, HCI and Educational Technology. My research interest lies in establishing Augmented Reality technology in school education. For this, I am investigating the design strategies for Augmented Reality based learning experience in K-12 classrooms.

I am a passionate designer + researcher with the urge to learn and explore more. While observing the behaviours of people around me, I collaboratively work towards enhancing those experiences through creative and innovative design solutions. While procrastinating at times, I am good at finding timely Jugaads!

When I am not in the design and/or research mode, you can find me travelling and exploring a new city, doing landscape or portrait sketches, petting dogs, singing my heart out, or running a marathon. With a few years of training in Hindustani Classical Music, I love to stay connected with music in leisure hours.

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Education

Doctor of Philosophy

2017 - Present

IDC School of Design,
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)

Thesis Direction: Investigating design strategies for immersive augmented reality based learning in K-12 classrooms
Supervisor: Dr. Jayesh S. Pillai

Master of Design

2015 - 2017

Design Programme,
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)

Thesis: Augmented Reality based Educational Kit to enrich Learning Experience
Supervisor: Dr. Satyaki Roy

B.Tech (Computer Science)

2011 - 2015

Computer Science Engineering,
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIITD)

B.Tech Project: Character Animation
Supervisor: Prof. Manohar Khushalani

Skills

My research interest lie in User Experience Design, Augmented/Virtual Reality, HCI and Educational Technology.

Research Methods

Interview, Focus Groups, Heuristic Evaluation, Contextual Inquiry, Affinity Mapping, Thematic Analysis

Technical Skills and Tools

Figma, HTML5, CSS3,
C#, ASP .Net, C, Java, Python,
Unity, LaTeX, MATLAB

Software Proficiency

Adobe:
Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, InDesign, After Effects

Software Proficiency

Autodesk:
3ds MAX, Maya, Auto CAD


Work Experience

User Experience (UX) Design Intern

Jun 2016 - Sep 2016

Siemens Technology and Services Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru

Integrated seamless experience in Industrial workflow through Smartwatch.
Developed concepts and design to provide modern day experience to software architects.

Systems Department
Intern

May 2014 - July 2014

Delhi Development Authority (DDA),
Delhi

Integration of payment gateway to the web site of Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and other issues related to programming of ASP .Net

Summer Research
Intern

May 2013 - July 2013

Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIITD), India

Automated Component Assignment for Bug Reports. Mining Software Repositories using Java programming and Bugzilla Issue Tracking System for Mozilla.


Achievements