Work Samples

  • National Geothermal Data Systems

  • Glance Windows Mobile App

  • Smart energy and entertainment device

Work History

  • UX & UI Designer

    • Siemens Corporate Technology
    • Dover, NJ
    • Jan 2013 - Dec 2013 (11 months)

    Responsibilities:

    http://chaitrarao.com/National-Geothermal-Data-Systems

    . Collaborating with multidisciplinary teams to design and develop concepts for final implementation.
    . Designing the data management system website, working on information flow and architecture, building wire-frames, developing Axure mock-ups and creating visual design for development.
    . Interpreting data gathered through user research on future technology products, into definitive design and product opportunities - from generating concepts all the way to visual mock-ups.
    . Adapting the user-centred design approach to analyse quantitative and qualitative data collected from around the world to conceptualize the next generation Healthcare Products.

  • UX Designer

    • Savannah College of Art and Design
    • Sep 2012 - Nov 2012 (2 months)

    Redesign of SCAD.edu . Working on the information flow through parts of the website, developing wire-frames and Axure mock-ups.

  • Student Teaching Assistant

    • SCAD - Academic Resource Center
    • Jun 2010 - Sep 2012 (2 years 3 months)

    Courses Taught : Mathematics and English
    . International Tutor Training Program Certification - Certified Tutor Level I, CRLA
    . Recording maximum tutoring hours for three quarters.

  • Industrial Designer

    • Selco India
    • Dec 2011 - Feb 2012 (2 months)

    Project : Design of improved biomass cook stoves for people below the poverty line, in Bangalore.

    . Co-Designing with a community of people who are living below the poverty line in Bangalore(India), to create a unique improved biomass cook stove to suit their needs.
    . Conceptualizing a systemic model for diffusing the new cook stove to similar communities around the city.
    . Adopting human centered design methodology while analyzing the ethnographic research data gathered.
    . Gathering data through participant observation to identify their culture, value system and perceptions and the value of the solution in their lives.
    . Appraise the existing cook stove models for effectiveness,
    . Analyzing data gathered, generating concepts and fabricating functional prototypes.
    . Evaluate the prototypes built back with the communities and gathering inputs for phase two of design.

  • UX Designer

    • Allure Energy, Inc. in collaboration with SCAD
    • Sep 2011 - Nov 2011 (2 months)

    The goal of this project was to develop the user interface for a home entertainment and energy management system. The device will replace the thermostat and also act as an entertainment system.

  • Industrial Designer

    • JCB in collaboration with SCAD
    • Jan 2011 - Mar 2011 (2 months)

    Enhancing the client tour experience for the JCB facility for strategic touch points.

  • Industrial Designer

    • Company collaboration projects with SCAD
    • Jan 2010 - Mar 2011 (1 year 2 months)

    . LEVOLOR(Newell Rubbermaid): Exploring new concepts for window treatment solutions.
    . Mobility Solutions for Haiti: Adopting user-centered approach to design and model specialized
    crutches to empower the people of Haiti incapacitated by the earthquake.
    . Leading HVAC Manufacturer: Envisioning enhancements for a rooftop HVAC system
    catering towards shorter assembly time, easy installation and improved service.

  • Researcher / Ideator / Designer

    • Hachette Filipacchi Media in collaboration with SCAD
    • Jan 2010 - Mar 2010 (2 months)

    Devising a methodology for generating novel product solutions for the brand.

  • Sr Industrialization Engineer

    • DASSAULT SYSTEMES - DELMIA
    • Apr 2004 - Nov 2009 (5 years 7 months)

    . Facilitating and Leading New Product Demo for prospective clients in
    DELMIA DPM Structure Lofting, At DELMIA Corporation, Auburn Hills, MI.
    . Organizing and conducting DELMIA Product training for customers and colleagues
    in every release
    . Clients include Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Automotive, TATA Motors,
    in the Automotive domain; Boeing; Northrop Grumman Ship Systems,
    Bath Iron Works, Yantai Raffles and Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard in the Shipping Industry.

Education

  • Savannah College of Art and Design

    • MFA Industrial design
    • 2010 - 2014
  • Visvesvaraya Technological University

    • B.E Mechanical Engineering
    • 1999 - 2003

    Final Engineering Project : "Product Design and Development of Alloy Wheels - Evolution of an Enhanced Design Procedure" At Advanced Product Design and Prototyping lab

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA

Awards

Student Opportunity Scholarship, SCAD Honors Grad Scholarship

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