"For me designing a user centered product is about closely understanding the dynamics of users you are targeting your product and design in accordance to their needs and desires. I find this a significant key to a successful and persistent product. I have coauthored three papers in major journals and conferences. I also had the priviledge to present my coauthored papers on two conferences. For me attending conferences are amazing opportunities to communicate your research ideas, gather feedback, keep in touch with current design/development market trends, dig loop holes in your work and network with people, researchers and organizations who look forward to your work."



Some examples of the research methods (qualitative / quantitative) I work with
Ethnography
Focus Groups
Case Study
Think Aloud Protocol
A / B Testing
Storyboards
Interviews
Affinity Diagram
Activity Diagram
Data Analysis
Literature Study
Competitive Analysis
Surveys
Card Sorting
Heuristics
Mind Maps




Publications

TEACHER AS GAME DESIGNER: LESSONS LEARNED FROM A COLLABORATIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
About: The paper is an experience report presented at the India HCI conference re-affirming the value of participatory design where we worked with secondary school teachers of government schools across India to develop the NCERT Chemistry game application for school children to enforce collaborative learning and team work among them.

India HCI 2011     Research Paper


DISHA: MULTIPLE MICE IN NARRATIVE CONTENT-BASED COMPUTER AIDED LEARNING FOR CHILDREN
About: This paper is an extensive pilot study done with school children of a primary school in India that re-establishes the importance of computer aided learning (CAL) being the most effective when used in a visual and audio based environment. Visual cues coupled with suitably imbibed audio environments when tied to real life artifacts promote effective retention and learning among children.

India HCI 2010     Research Paper


DISHA: DISEASE AND HEALTH AWARENESS FOR CHILDREN ON MULTIPLE INPUT DEVICES
About: This paper was presented as part of the demo proceedings where we got the opportunity to showcase DISHA in its beta version. It was an interesting platform where we received ample feedback on the application and also networked with organizations who were interested in understanding our future plans with DISHA. Pretty Interesting!

ICTD 2009 Conference     Research Paper





Research Oriented Projects

DISHA Game  .   MGSO4 Calculator  .   WEBLABUX