3.5 years of user research and design experience at VMware, Women Who Code, Autodesk and Georgia Tech
2.5 years of software engineering and project management experience at SAP Labs
Educational Background: MS-HCI from Georgia Tech with focus on EdTech + Computer Science (B.Eng. IT)
Domains: Education and career, sustainability, business tools, energy, finance and ubiquitous computing
User Groups: Children, students, elderly, IT admins, footwear designers, women in tech
Methods: Observation, interview, focus group, concept testing, usability testing, survey, heuristic evaluation, desk research
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Industry user research at VMware, Autodesk and Women Who Code
Lessons from multiple research projects (generative to summative) conducted at different avenues(in-person, remote, beta, user conferences) with different user groups (IT admins, designers, women in tech)
Tips on prioritization, creating impact, building trust, reframing problems, recruitment and more.
Case Study: How to get children interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) areas?
This NSF project was an attempt by Georgia Tech's EduTech Lab to help solve the U.S. STEM pipeline problem. I conducted multi methods research (literature review, observations, interview) at Atlanta Children's Museum. Learned conducting observation, literature review and reformulating problems.
Case Study: How can the elderly be motivated to exercise?
Conducted field research (observations, interview) at Campbell Stone retirement community, prototyped a Kinect exercise game and evaluated its usefulness and usability using Wizard of Oz technique. Learned working with elderly.
Case Study: How can learning experience from academic books be improved for Amazon Kindle users?
Conducted multi methods research (market analysis, survey, interview) to identify a white space for Amazon Kindle. Recommendations included learning paths, selling individual chapters and self curated books. Learned video storytelling.
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Product Exploration: How can programming be taught to designers?
Conceptualized a tool to learn programming based on learning science theories (adaptive scaffolding, problem based learning, transferability, reduced cognitive load, learner centred design) and insights from literature review and primary research.
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