WORK EXPERIENCE
  • User Experience Designer, Microsoft Corporation (July 2008- present)
    Worked as Lead UX Designer on several Cloud Services and Management Products in Microsoft’s Cloud Division. Responsibilities include end to end ownership of UX from ideation, wireframes, and prototypes to final implementation.

  • Interface Specialist Intern. Centre of Advanced Research, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, San Jose (Summer, 2007)
    As a research intern, I worked on interactive treemap visualizations used to identify anamolies in large scale transactional data.

  • Associate Instructor for Social Informatics (I202), undergraduate level course at Indiana University, USA (Fall, 2006)
    As an associate instructor facilitated a discussion section for the course Social Informatics. The course introduces theoretical approaches to how technology is used from psychological and socio-technical perspectives.

  • Research Intern. LUSSI Department, ENST Bretagne, FRANCE (Summer, 2005)
  • Interaction Designer. Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay, INDIA (Summer, 2004)
  • Interaction Designer. Rajasthan Patrika, Jaipur, INDIA (Summer, 2003)


EDUCATION
Indiana University, Bloomington (USA)
Master of Science, Human Computer Interaction- Design (Aug 2006- Oct 2008)
GPA 3.9/4.0

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT Guwahati, INDIA)
Bachelor of Design, Communication Design (July 2002- May 2006)
CPI 8.72/10

SKILLS
Design Application Softwares
Expression Blend Suite, Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator, CorelDraw, Flash, 3DS MAX, Dreamweaver, Frontpage, Visio, Premiere

User Research
Question-asking protocol, Ethnographic Study, Contextual Inquiry, Persona Development, Focus Groups, Affinity Diagramming, Card Sorting

Usability Evaluation
Think- aloud protocol, Heuristic Evaluation, Usability Testing, Cognitive Walkthrough

Programming
WPF/Silverlight, Actionscript, Javascript, HTML/CSS, C/C++ , Java


ACHIEVEMENTS/HONORS
- GRE Scores : 1470 /1600 (Quantitative : 800/800 (92 Percentile), Verbal : 670/800 (94 Percentile))
- Recipient of the Prestigious National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) scholarship awarded by the Government of India (http://www.ncert.nic.in/sites/nts/main_3.htm).
- Awarded IIT Guwahati Institute Merit Scholarship for excellent performance in the year 2003- 04 (criterion Department topper).

RELEVANT COURSE WORK
Gradute Course Work:-
- Introduction to Human Computer Interaction Design
- Usability Evaluation and Methods
- Mastering World Wide Web
- Information Management

Undergraduate Course Work:-
- Information Systems Design (HCI & Usabillity)
- Interactive Communications
- Visual Design and comunication
- Representation techniques & multimedia
- Advanced Computer Graphics
- Visual Ergonomics
- Core Engineering Courses