About Me

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I'm a product designer currently enrolled in the MS HCI program at Georgia Tech. In the past, I've worked with companies such as NASA, Google, and Cleartrip.

I originally started off as a Computer Science major during undergrad, but quickly realized that I was fascinated by the 'Why' behind the code I was writing. This led me to exploring the field of UX, and after a few side projects and freelance work, I fell in love with the art of problem solving.

I like to think of myself as a full-stack product designer who can lead a project from research & design to the prototyping phase to ensure a smooth developer handoff.

What am I like outside of work? I'm glad you asked.

👨🏾‍🍳   An amateur cook.

The pandemic turned me into an avid cooking enthusiast. As someone who barely cooked anything apart from eggs before COVID-19, I'd like to think I've come a long way by exploring various cuisines and dishes. My favourite and most frequented cuisines are Indian, Italian and Chinese.

Here are three of my recent favourite dishes:

  • Indo Chinese Platter: Chilli Paneer/Tofu Gravy, Hakka Noodles, and Spring Rolls
  • Veggie Lasagna
  • Bibimbap
  • Cooking Grid

    🗺   Travel junkie.

    I've lived in 6 cities across Asia, Europe and the States. I like to think this makes me adapt to new environments with ease, and has taught me to be curious. My favourite trip has to be Bali, Indonesia where I fell in love with the marine life during scuba diving, and ate Nasi Goreng atleast a dozen times.

    👨🏾‍💻   Pop culture lover.

    I'm that friend who casually plugs in meme references during conversations and slightly judges you if you don't recognize them 👀.  I spend a lot of my free time on Twitter, YouTube & Tiktok, so you can trust me to give you the daily fix on what's going on with the Internet.


    Speaking Experience

    How to Prototype Great Products

    Gave a talk explaining the importance of prototyping and did a live demo with the audience following along on how to use Figma to quickly prototype your ideas using features such as Smart Animate and Overlays.

    Bridging the gap between UX roles

    Led a Figma Prototyping Workshop for 20 Google UX folks that focused on enabling designers to create interactive prototypes and improve future rapid prototyping design sprints using Figma and internal plugins.

    The HC-Hive: First Day of the Rest of Your Grad Life

    Guests Tushar Gupta, Hannah Tam, and Gabriel Britain kick off the first episode by discussing their thoughts on the upcoming semester. From exciting class projects to personal goals (e.g. hitting the gym, picking up hobbies), they join hosts Ngoc and Harshali to talk about transitioning from "work mode" to "school mode", as well as sharing advice for students joining the program.


    In The Press

    Google Design

    Here, There, and Everywhere

    From basements to highrises, folding tables to gaming chairs, familial officemates to curious cat colleagues, six Googlers share their makeshift, out-of-office workstations.

    The History Channel

    The Augmenta11y Story – Mini TV Series

    Millions of Indians struggle with dyslexia, and the creators of Augmenta11y are altering how these people perceive their reality.

    Qrius

    Making Reading Accessible to All

    A team of 4 engineering students set out to make a product with an aim to change young dyslexic lives.

    YourStory

    These 20-year-olds developed an app to help students with dyslexia learn better

    Augmenta11y makes use of Augmented Reality (AR) to help children with dyslexia read books using the camera on their phone.

    The New Indian Express

    This app developed by 20-year-old Mumbai students makes use of AR to help dyslexic children read better

    One of the most common learning disabilities prevalent in today's classrooms is Dyslexia.

    Dyslexia Is Our Superpower

    Episode 83: Tushar Gupta and Mudita Sisodia chat about Augmenta11y, the app they created that helps people with dyslexia read

    The app uses a smartphone’s camera to turn text into a dyslexia friendly format, which is customizable based on each person’s needs.

    Assistive Technology Update

    Flashback to Days Past

    Your weekly dose of information that keeps you up to date on the latest developments in the field of technology designed to assist people with disabilities and special needs.

    The Hindu

    Swipe Left to Shortlist

    The travel and leisure platform Cleartrip has introduced ‘Shortlists’ on mobile and desktop to help users in their international flight booking research.

    BW BusinessWorld

    Cleartrip Introduces ‘Shortlists’ Feature To Help In International Flight Booking Research

    Shortlists, is built to help users compare multiple flight itineraries across different onward and return date combinations.


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