I'm Shwetha Subramanian (@shworkenzy)
An aspiring UX Researcher and Designer.
I've researched about various aspects of Extended Reality since my junior year of my undergraduate studies and have since worked on various projects associated with VR/AR/MR.
I'm passionate about design and user experience and love analyzing about the design of technology from a human centric perspective.
UX Research, UX Design, User Centered Design, Interaction Design, Contextual Inquiry, Usability Testing, Prototyping, Design Strategy
Figma, Unity 3D, Unreal Engine 4, Spark AR, Lens Studio, Photoshop, Blender, Procreate, Tilt Brush, ShapesXR, inVision
Photography, Digital Art, VR Art, Storyboarding
ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ROCHESTER, NEW YORK
Graduate Research Assistant 08/22 - 05/23
Worked on a project aimed at investigating the extent of accessibility features available for the Meta Quest 2 and understanding the perspectives of VR creators on the present state of inclusion and accessibility for VR experiences.
This was submitted as a paper for ASSETS’23 and is currently under review.
Research Assistant 01/22 - 08/22
Worked on a project that explored adaptive user interfaces for surface interactions in mixed reality (Meta Quest 2). This body of work investigated the manner in which users approach touch based gestures on surfaces while immersed in mixed reality.
The project secured a grant from the institution (RIT) that helped to fully fund the research.
The research was submitted to ACM's CHI and has at present gone through the first round of acceptance (top 48.1%).
TECH FOR GOOD CHENNAI, INDIA
Tech For Good Champion (Volunteer) 09/20 - 09/21
Conducted educational workshops on the field of technology and design as a Tech for Good Champion
Collaborated with SRM ACM Women’s Chapter to not only help educate but also advocate potential career paths for women in the field of technology and design.
NCSSOFT CHENNAI, INDIA
Design Intern 04/20-06/20
PHILIPS INNOVATION CAMPUS BENGALURU, INDIA
August 2021 to May 2023
Rochester Institute of Technology
MS - Human Computer Interaction CGPA: 3.8
July 2017 to May 2021
SRM Institute of Science and Technology
B.Tech - Computer Science Engineering CGPA: 3.4