I'm an HCI and UX Researcher with a focus on using technology to empower people. My research interests include human-computer interaction, conversational AI design and research and personal health informatics. I primarily use evidence-based qualitative user research methods in my work. I'm currently a student in the Human-Centered Computing Ph.D. program at Georgia Tech, working in the Everyday Computing Lab with Dr. Elizabeth Mynatt.
I'm a recent graduate (Class of 2021) of the MS in Human-Computer Interaction program at Georgia Tech. My masters research was focused on using conversational assistants to empower older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) for specific tasks such as medication management. More details about my work as a graduate student in the MS-HCI program can be found in the featured projects section.
I also have a bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Vellore Institute of Technology, India.
Thesis Project - Designed a conversational medication “check-in” built within the Google Home for older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) evaluated over a 20-week study. Collaboration with the Cognitive Empowerment Program at Emory University, Atlanta.
Ongoing HCC Research (Under review at CHI'22)
Project supported by Focus Brands -
Complete redesign of the Jamba Juice mobile app by formulating problem statement and using user research methods and multi-stage design evaluation resulting in measurable improvements in the design of the mobile app
UX Redesign Project
Medication Assistant for Google Home
Jamba Juice App Redesign
Designed a prototype for a mounted and bike-attachable device for food delivery bikers to manage orders, navigate while on-the-go and communicate with customers and restaurants with the help of a companion mobile app
UX Case Study
Animal Aid Shelter App
Designed a mobile app for Animal Aid Unlimited - an animal rescue shelter in Udaipur, India. Conducted user research with shelter workers, potential adopters and volunteers and presented the design to the shelter as part of volunteer effort
UX Case Study