User Experience Designer and Researcher

A perfect blend of Design, Technology and Management
spiced up with empathy and audacity!

Portfolio

Résumé

Education

MS in Human Computer Interaction (MS-HCI)
Georgia Institute of Technology - 2016


Management of Technology (MOT Certificate)
Georgia Institute of Technology - 2016


Bachelors of Design (B.Des)
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati - 2014

Skills

Design
Interaction Design
User-Centered Design
Rapid Prototyping
Tangibles/ Wearables
Motion Graphics
UI Design

Research
User Research
User Testing
Heuristic Evaluation
Empirical Studies
Usability Evaluation
Trends and Forecasts

Development
Processing
HTML/CSS
D3
VRML
Python
JavaScript

Work Experience

Graduate Research Assistant - Georgia Institute of Technology
Jan'15 - May'16


UX Design Intern - Ebay.inc, USA
May'15 - Aug'15


Industry Collaboration - Microsoft, India
Jan'14 - June'14


Industry Collaboration - JDA Software, India
Jan'13 - Dec'13


Research Intern - KAIST, South Korea
May'13 - July'13


Vfx Intern - Famous Studios, India
May'12 - July'12



About

Namaste _/\_

A User-Experience designer & researcher and amateur media artist, I am the proud holder of a Masters and Bachelors degree in Human Computer Interaction. With over 5 years of experience in design exploration, I specialise in Interaction design and User research with focus on Emerging Technologies. I combine this design package with Management and Analysis of Technology.

I perceive Design as a new dimension for improvement and advancement. Design education has not only made me explore more but has increased my empathy towards the users' needs, aspirations and motivations. My design philosophy is that design happens in an ecosystem and not in isolation, so it becomes important to look at the "bigger picture". Even designers do not escape this. They should have a working knowledge of technology and business processes to make informed design decisions and increase the "return on investment".

When not indulged in saving the world with my design wizardry, I am busy enjoying veggie delicacies or going on a rampant anime-watching spree. You can definitely catch me off-guard and we can have an intense discussion on the the next big thing. Alternatively, you can connect with me on LinkedIn or shoot out an email :)

Cheers!!

apurva

Apurva Gupta

Observe | Reflect | Innovate