Experience


Adobe Systems Inc.

Web UI Prototype Developer

    • Building web prototypes in collboration with researchers, product managers, and designers to validate product ideas with users.
    • Creating novel interfaces to search images by surfacing various meta data to users.
    • Won internal Adobe Hackathon in a team of 3, among 30 teams from across the world.

SI 364/664 Database Application Design

Teaching Assistant

    • Created weekly exercises and conducted 3 discussion sections for class of 77 students.
    • Crafted auto-graded and peer-graded assignment specifications with instruction team.
    • Facilitated weekly office hours; graded and provided feedback on course assignments.

Digital Education and Innovation

UX Design and Software Development Fellow

ART 2.0 is a data visualization tool that assists administration, faculty, and students in accessing and analyzing U-M course and academic program data.
    • Integrated design inputs from prior user research into the current product and iteratively developed the interface for ART 2.0
    • Conducted 6 user testing interviews with undergraduate students, and summarized the findings for future releases.

Adobe Systems Inc.

Experience Developer Intern

    • Designed (Illustrator) and built interactive prototype (ReactJS) of new UI elements that make searching across a structured database of images quicker and efficient, by incorporating feedback from designers and developers in the Adobe XD Studio team.

University of Michigan School of Information

Research Assistant

Research project under Dr. Dilahunt and Dr. Brooks to visualize search engine filter bubble.
    • Developed a data collection suite using combination of custom 16 step wizard flow (PHP/MySQL) with integrated Google Search API (JS), and Qualtrics Survey.
    • Presented the findings as a Work in Progress paper in CHI’15 at Seoul, S. Korea.

Education


University of Michigan School of Information, Ann Arbor MI

Masters of Science in Information, Human-Computer Interaction

    • Redesigned drone piloting experience in a 3 member team, and showcased it at university’s trade show booth at SXSW ‘15 in Austin TX.
    • Conducted contextual interviews to understand needs of immigrant population at ACCESS in Dearborn, MI and designed interface of a business plan application in a team of 5.

Thapar University, Patiala PB, India

Bachelors of Engineering, Electronics Instrumentation and Control

    • Designed and built website for Aranya'09 (college technical fest) in Adobe Flash. The site attracted registrations from over 100 institutes, leading to a two fold increase in registrations from previous year.
    • Volunteered for tutoring underprivileged students of a suburban community in Patiala, PB.

Projects


Trekr - Hike planning iOS app

Product Manager

    • Scoped and architectured the project; delegated responsibilities among the team.
    • Launched MVP for iOS app, supported by a DJango back-end in a team of 4.
    • Designed hi-fidelity mock-ups (Sketch) and conducted usability tests with 5 users.

Shire

Interaction Designer

    • Identified target user and their motivations through user research interviews.
    • Narrowed down on basic layout and developed interactive prototype iteratively by incorporating user feedback on paper prototype and digital prototype.

Hot Cocoa Software Pvt. Ltd.

UI/UX Developer

    • Iterated over wireframes for company website, with the feedback from the founder.
    • Developed a responsive website, resulting in multi-fold increase in inbound client leads.
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