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About me

"What should we build? Why? is UX design. How do we build it? is Engineering."

I have always loved creating and building things. Hence I pursued a degree in Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology from Manipal Institute of Technology, India, graduating in 2014. I worked as a full-stack developer for almost an year after that. Witnessing the design, business and marketing side of a software development. I realized that the act of purposeful creation (user-centered) is more vital than creating something cool. So I course corrected my career, focussing on creating user-centric solutions.

I quit my developer job after a year. After that I did some freelance graphic design work and studied about user experience while working on a couple of side projects. After a few months, I decided to go to grad school to become a better UX Designer.


Writing

I write online to express my thoughts and initiate discussions. Posts you might like -

  • Flavors of Design - Why diversity of perspective leads to better design. Published in theuxblog.com. Link to article
  • Dear Facebook, your users are lazier than you think - Critiquing facebook comments and its experience. Published in UX in India. Link to article
  • Designing for those beyond the Wall - Why we not should not make assumptions about our users. Link to article
  • What is computer programming? - That programming is a logical skill, not typing. 320k views and 9k upvotes on Quora. Link to answer
  • Why do some computer programmers develop amazing software or new concepts, while some are stuck with basic programming work? 70k views and 2k upvotes on Quora. Link to answer
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Understanding a custodial worker who works during the night. Check out the project here

posters
I design posters for my room as a hobby. Among all of these, I only bought the 300 and the Darth Vader poster.

In my free time, I like watching Game of Thrones, Sherlock, Rick and Morty and Westworld. I am interested in learning and always willing to try out new activities. I sucked at board games initially but I now I enjoy them. I listen to progressive house music when I work or during my commute. I absolutely love trying out new cuisines. I do a bit of photography too, mainly when I go to remote places on vacation.

Lastly, I believe that

Great user experiences have a story of empathy and brute-force creativity behind them

You can find a pdf of my resume here

I will definitely get back to you in a day or two.