To work in a creative and challenging environment where i can augment my research and design skills and successfully contribute to the organisation. I view design as the process of creating value and employ this broad outlook to analysing problems and creating solutions within a human-centered context. I use a range of research and design methods to iteratively prototype concepts and refine them as they coalesce into a coherent solution. I am passionate about the transformative potential of design thinking and look forward to opportunities to showcase my talents, skills and abilities as an industrial designer.
Designed ergonomic work chair for dental professionals in response to high incidence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) in dental work. Features included front & elbow support reduction in work injuries & increase in efficiency. Design validated by dental professionals through user trials.
Lead designer for creation of public sculpture for Georgia Tech’s College of Architecture centenary celebrations. Responsible for conceptualization, CAD Modeling, project management, digital fabrication & final installation.
Design Researcher for Inclusive Indoor Play Project, US Dept of Education. Created research strategies to explore how children with and without disabilities play indoors to come up with inclusive play guidelines & build inclusive playthings. Research featured in Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Journal.
User research & design of water pitchers made for Asian markets for Brita LP. Responsible for product definition, trends analysis, stylization options, CAD modeling & renderings, SLA prototyping and focus groups analysis.
Concept design to prototyping of cartridge enclosures for Everpure LLC. Responsible for conceptualization, CAD modeling, rendering, prototyping & production drawings creation.
Lead Designer, industrial & interaction design of TDS Meter for Everpure. Designed simple and intuitive handheld device to measure total dissolved solids in water in 15 seconds.
Designed backpack mounted manual water purifier for disaster relief. Built full scale-working prototype that aspirates floodwater with a hand-cranked pump & delivers drinkable water conforming to WHO Standards.
I flew half-way across the world to the School of Industrial Design at Georgia Tech to pursue a Masters Degree in Industrial Design with a concentration in Universal Design. I have been actively involved in design research on a broad range of topics under the guidance of Professor Abir Mullick at Georgia Tech. My work has been featured in the Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics and my design of the Centennial Bench at CoA, Georgia Tech is now a permanent exhibit in the College of Architecture. I have been awarded the Irving Lebowski Design Fellowship at the School of ID, Georgia Tech for 2010 and won the First Prize in Cardboard Seat Competition 2010 organized by AIA Atlanta. I look forward to using my abilities as a human factors researcher and industrial designer to solving problems in a human centered context.
I developed my design skills and put them to practice during the five years of architectural education at BIT Mesra. I was exposed to the works of Corbusier, Kahn and Piano and their architectural vocabulary and mastery of the spatial dimension made a lasting impression during those formative years. In collaboration with a couple of my batch mates, I won zonal and national design competitions for various design proposals. Notable among them was the first prize for design of an auditorium for Ranchi, India as well as the prize for the concept design of the National Gallery of Modern Art at Hyderabad, India. My quest for the pursuit of design excellence in the human-environment matrix lead me to my graduate studies in Industrial Design at IIT Delhi.
My ambition to become an Industrial Designer was realized when i made it to the M.Des Program at IIT Delhi. I was involved in design projects that explored contextual solutions to the problems of drinking water supply during natural disasters and energy shortage in rural and urban areas. Two of my projects were a backpack mounted hand cranked water purifier for use in floods and a solar film based window blind for zero energy buildings. I was guided by Professor Lalit Kumar Das in my Thesis Project for the Backpack Water Purifier project which was sponsored by Pentair Inc.