I have 11 years of experience as a consultant providing Industrial design and UXD services across a broad range of industries and global exposure in Usability research/ analysis and Human Factors considerations. I have worked for overseas and Indian client for Indian ,International and Emerging markets. I have an in-depth understanding of design and development from user focused concept creation to implementation. Being a practitioner of User centric design, I have also been part of new product development from a business viability and technology feasibility perspective. I am passionate about developing user centric products and services to a wide range of audiences.

Work Samples

  • motor bike

  • shoe

Work History

  • Project Manager - Industrial Design

    My current role involves working at a consultancy level within Engineering and R&D global services as a Senior Industrial Designer and I co-lead the STRIDE team (strategic research, innovation and design for experience) for global clients. I am responsible for delivering Industrial design, human factors inputs and user interfaces design
    Responsibilities
     Interaction with customers
     Project Planning, SOW and project proposal preparation
     Develop design brief
     Conduct user and usability research
     Conduct design workshops
     Act as liaison between various stages of product development process in multi-discipline environment
     Vendor interaction
     Resource management
     Overseeing the downstream development of the designs
     Develop process methodologies for new product development
     Support sales to meet project deliverables

    Projects:
    Design and development of vigilance camera, medical devices, minimally invasive surgical devices, home appliances, capital goods and auto infotainment
    Market research for new product directions in thoracic surgical procedures and patient monitoring devices

  • Sr. Technical lead - Industrial Design

    • HCL, Great Britain
    • Welwyn, United Kingdom
    • Apr 2012 - Jul 2012 (3 months)

    Worked with Industrial design and human factors team of Xerox Europe Development center, Welwyn Garden City, for the development of a new multi -function office printer.
    My responsibilities included provision of usability inputs and solution development for design integrity during technical feasibility and prototype phases

  • Sr. Industrial design

    My role was to execute and manage industrial design projects for customers across verticals including automotive & transportation, consumer products, consumer electronics and appliances.

    Responsibilities
     Conduct user research
     Conduct design workshops
     Develop design brief
     Act as liaison between various stage of product development in multi-discipline environment
     Vendor interaction
     Managing the design team

    Projects:
    Design and development of wearable device, home appliances, computer peripherals, accessory design for motor bikes, portable hand held devices, packaging and dispensers design for FMCG, user interface, service design, strategic design for new business development and product graphic

  • Industrial designer

    Position: Industrial Design consultant
    • Conducted user research
    • Interacted with vendors
    • Presented concepts to clients
    • Co‐ordinate prototyping
    Projects: Design and development of product design, retail space treatment, modular retail fixture, kiosk, pop, technical illustrations and packaging.

  • Internship

    Design and developed bicycles for10 to 14 year old school going kids. My design idea had to facilitate for manufacturer capabilities and mass production (100thousand plus number).

    Responsibilities
     Conducted Market research in close collaboration with the marketing group
     Conceptualization and product detailing
     Develop prototypes

Education

  • National Institute of Design

    • Post Graduate Diploma In Industrial Design product design
    • 2000 - 2003
  • M.S.Ramaiah Institute of Technology

    • Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering
    • 1995 - 1999

    Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from M.N.T. Institute, Bangalore affiliated to Board of Technical Education Karnataka.

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