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A BIT ABOUT ME

I am Prafulla. I am currently an UX/UI Designer at Lollypop Design Studio in Bengaluru. I graduated from the Human Computer Interaction Design masters program at the Indiana University, Bloomington. Before starting my masters program, I worked at Ericsson India Global Services Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, as a telecommunications engineer for three years. I did my undergrad in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

 

WHAT I DID IN MY MASTERS PROGRAM

In our masters program, we have worked on projects of varying type, constraints and industry sectors. We worked with clients from small start ups to large corporations on the challenges they face in their work. The projects really made us think about what we were doing. We learnt big picture thinking, how to bring constraints to narrow down the problem space, how to think deeply about your core, & the importance of iteration. As I worked on these projects, my understanding of design and my ability to work with other people has improved.

I have also been introduced to anthropological and philosophical conceptualizations of human experience where in we have studied works of Dewey, Csikszentmihalyi, Borgmann and many others. Here we have also worked on projects where we were creating an experience instead of just an interface.

I have also taken classes in visual image making and graphic design and am familiar with the principles affecting them. I can utilize this knowledge to create interfaces that are visually engaging.

 

MY FRAMEWORK FOR APPROACHING A DESIGN PROBLEM

  1. What is being asked?

  2. What is the problem here?

  3. What is the bigger picture?

  4. Does the solution address the problem?

  5. Is the solution computer imaginative?

  6. What are the capabilities and limitations of technology?

  7. Is the solution ethical?

 

DESIGN IS

solving problems for the user

 
 
 
 
 

1. SIGNIFICANCE

  • You want to be very significant in the eyes of other people. You want to be heard.

  • You want your work to be a way of life rather than a job.

  • Driven by your talents, you look for people who share your strong work ethic and your desire for excellence.

  • You ordinarily refuse to let anyone take charge of any aspect of your life.

  • Your Significance theme will keep pulling you upward, away from the mediocre toward the exceptional.

MY PERSONALITY

These are my top five strengths according to the Gallup StrengthsFinder personality test.

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2. FUTURISTIC

  • The future fascinates you.

  • You are a dreamer who sees visions of what could be and who cherishes those visions.

  • Your dreams of tomorrow are very alive in your mind today. You intentionally strive to transform these possibilities into reality.

  • First, you think of alternatives. Then you choose the best option.

  • Because of your strengths, you are innovative, inventive, original, and resourceful. Your mind allows you to venture beyond the commonplace, the familiar, or the obvious.

 

3. MAXIMIZER

  • Excellence, not average, is your measure.

  • Strengths, whether yours or someone else’s, fascinate you.

  • You choose to spend time with people who appreciate your particular strengths. Likewise, you are attracted to others who seem to have found and cultivated their own strengths.

4. IDEATION

  • You are fascinated by ideas.

  • You are delighted when you discover beneath the complex surface an elegantly simple concept to explain why things are the way they are.

  • For all these reasons you derive a jolt of energy whenever a new idea occurs to you. Others may label you creative or original or conceptual or even smart.

  • Because of your strengths, you expend much mental energy to devise innovative ways of doing things.

  • You really enjoy doing things no one has ever considered.

5. DELIBERATIVE

  • Everything may seem in order, but beneath the surface you sense the many risks.

  • You are a fairly serious person who approaches life with a certain reserve.

  • You identify the dangers, weigh their relative impact, and then place your feet deliberately. You walk with care.

  • By nature, you select your friends with great care. You are comfortable nurturing up-close and personal relationships with these chosen individuals.

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education


education


EDUCATION

 

MS in Human Computer Interaction Design

Indiana University, Bloomington

2014 - 2016

BE in Electronics & Communication Engineering

The National Institute of Engineering, Mysore

2007 - 2011

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Work Experience


Work Experience


WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Lollypop UI/UX Studio, Bengaluru

UX Designer

Feb 2018 - Present

 
 

LIFE IN A DESIGN AGNECY

Have designed various websites and applications for clients. Followed the full UX design process: requirements gathering, user research, competitive analysis and SWOT, personas,  information architecture, sketching, low fidelity wireframes, & high fidelity mockups.

 

Internet Brands, El Segundo

Product Manager & UX Designer

Nov 2016 - Feb 2017

 
 

inspiring good design

Responsible for re-design of SEM landing pages for carsdirect.com. Created conceptual make-model page for carsdirect.com. Experience working under the agile-scrum framework.

 

CDC Labs, Newbury Park

Volunteer Interaction Designer

Jul 2016 - Nov 2016

 
 

LAUNCHING A NEW SERVICE

Responsible for re-design of landing page for the client “Help-Full.” Exploration of the problem space using design space schema.  Implementing the landing page using HTML, CSS and Bootstrap. Design of mobile prototype and its associated flows. 

 

Indiana University, Bloomington 

Associate Instructor

Jan 2016 - May 2016

 
 

preparing students for a future in design

Associate Instructor for the introductory course in Human Computer Interaction. Responsible for guiding undergraduate students in their interaction design projects and grading their works.

 

Ericsson Global India, Bangalore 

Engineer

Aug 2011 - Jul 2014

 
 

Living the engineers life

In coordination with local team in Spain, performed product configuration of Ericsson GSM and UMTS nodes for telecom operators Orange and Yoigo. Independently handled modernization activities for Yoigo, which included health check of swapped nodes, alarm troubleshooting and analysis of KPI degraded nodes.

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Online coursework


Online coursework


ONLINE COURSEWORK

 

Crash Course on Creativity

Stanford University, US

Jan 2013

Introduction to Typography

California Institute of the Arts, US

Sep 2016

 

The Secret Power of Brands

University of East Anglia, UK,

January 2018

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Skills


Skills


SKILLS

 

RESEARCH

Survey, Interviews, Artifact analysis, Competitive Analysis, Exemplar Collection, Contextual inquiry and Ethnographic Inquiry

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SYNTHESIS

Affinity Diagramming and Elito Method 

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DESIGN

Persona, Ideation, Paper prototyping, Usability testing, Journey Maps, Interaction flows, Scenarios, Wireframing, Design Space Schema and Design Rationale

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BRANDING

Brand Butterfly, Three P’s, and The Four Quadrants Model

 
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STRATEGY

Triple Bottom Line and SWOT

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TOOLS

Sketch 3, Marvel, InDesign, Photoshop, and Keynote

 
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Contact


Contact


CONTACT 

 

prafulla90[@]gmail[.]com

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