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About Me

Hi !

I'm Shwetha Subramanian (@shworkenzy) 

An aspiring UX Designer and Researcher in the early stages of her career.

Currently, I am seeking opportunities to be challenged in aspects of user experience which include engineering, research and design.

My main ambition is to make various aspects of technology both accessible and comfortable for all users.

Skills

UX Skills:

 

UX Design, UX Research, Content Strategy Development, User Centered Design, Interaction Design, Product Design, Motion Design, Story-boarding, Contextual Inquiry, User Personas, Usability Testing, Prototyping, Design Strategy

Programming Languages:

 

C, C++, C#, JAVA, Python, SQL, MATLAB, HTML, CSS, JAVASCRIPT

 

Software Tools:

Figma, Unity 3D, Unreal Engine 5, Spark AR, Blender, Photoshop, Illustrator, Procreate, Jira, Trello, Notion, Miro, Microsoft 365, GSuite

 

Soft Skills:

Communication, Empathy, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving


Others:

 

Photography, Digital Art, VR Art,

CAUSEVERSE

UX Strategist (Design and Accessibility Lead)                                                        08/23-03/24

  • Designed user interfaces for various virtual environments with the goal of enhancing ease of use

  • Created engaging experiences and user-friendly interfaces for virtual reality projects, carefully balancing usability and encouraging a high level of engagement in VR settings

  • Improved and established design systems for maintaining consistency, efficiency and scalability of projects

NETELEXIR

Design Contractor                                                                                                                10/23 - Current

  • Performed prelimnary UX Research on upcoming products

  • Designed and created Graphic and Media Content

Experience

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 ACM's CHI 2024 and was accepted.

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 2022 and went 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

Intern                                                                                                                                                     06/19-06/19

Education

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

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