Case Studies

Resume

Work

Bright Machines Inc. Senior Product Designer

JAN 2020 - PRESENT / SEATTLE, WA

Working closely with Product, Software Engineering and Field Operations to solve the complex and interesting challenges of automation in manufacturing. The problems we address on a daily basis provide a unique mix of interesting but rewarding technical and user interaction challenges – from calibrating the vision system to physical interactions with our robots and the software that drives them. My role in the team is to humanize complex robotic workflows for our non-expert user and rely on frequent validation from our end users to keep us on the right track.


E-Builder Inc. - A Trimble Company UX Designer

FEB 2018 - DEC 2019 / PLANTATION, FL

Growing to be a UX evangelist by enhancing the design practice at e-Builder to include Job-to-be-done methodology, collaborative design thinking, creating a design system and using google tag manager all together to create a data driven design process.


Mayfield Robotics Product Design

JUNE 2017 - JAN 2018 / REDWOOD CITY

Designing end-to-end experiences of having a home robot by informing design decisions through research. A core part of my duties was to translate those findings into the physical movements/interactions of the robot and the mobile app experience so that people can interact with/through their robot remotely.


Autodesk Inc. Experience Design Intern

JUNE - DEC 2016 / SAN FRANCISCO

Working with the XD team which is an overarching initiative, it has been a great opportunity to step back and look across all the products through a unified lens. Having research and data at the center of our process, I worked on new customer experience to make it uniquely Autodesk.


Swim Interactive Studio Design Technologist

NOV 2015 - APRIL 2016 / SAN FRANCISCO

Supported the studio design team to build and test web application for an energy client. Worked on a bootstrap framework to maintain consistent visual language and bring the prototypes to life for the client to interact and understand our solution better. The prototypes were planned to be used as a first step towards implementation.


Autodesk Inc. UX Design Intern

MAY - JULY 2015 / SAN FRANCISCO

Worked on improving the first experience of Autodesk users through a new offering. Involved in the early stage of the project gave me the freedom to lay down the ground work and ask the right questions for the team to explore.


Commonfloor.com Interaction Designer

JAN - JUN 2014 / BENGALURU

Involved in the complete production cycle of the web and mobile products from ideation, conceptualization up to the execution stage.



Education

California College of the Arts

MFA-Interaction Design

AUG 2014 - MAY 2017 / SAN FRANCISCO

Mastered areas of Tangible Interaction, Digital Experiences, Design Thinking and Strategy. Worked to better define my design practise through my Graduate Thesis on the use of connected devices to help augment behavior change for the elderly.

IIT Roorkee

Bachelor of Architecture

AUG 2009 - DEC 2013 / ROORKEE

Conceptualized an augmented experience of physical spaces in my thesis project on a International Convention Center project. Created interactive spaces with the right mix of formal and informal interactions.

Skills

Product Strategy

Design Research

Physical Computing

Prototyping

Visual/Motion Design

Usability Testing

Front-end Dev


Mentorship

Hybrid Lab Coach

Helped students have easier access to prototyping technologies including arduino, processing, raspberry Pi, kinect, etc.

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Guided undergraduate interaction design students by providing constructive feedback and introducing design techniques/tools to improve their design process.

Design Career Mentor

Volunteering my time through Designed.org to help design enthusiasts find a career path in user experience and design industry.


Testimonials

  • Krishna is very bright, highly motivated and has an uncommonly strong work ethic. In addition to his skill, his pleasant demeanor and kind smile make him an excellent team player. Matthew Passmore - MoreLabs

  • I had the pleasure of working with Krishna during his internship at Autodesk. Krishna was a real self starter that provided our team with fresh insights a new perspective. Krishna provided the project with a solid conceptual base that we continue to build upon. Great work! Jon Page - UX Manager, Autodesk Inc.

  • Krishna was my student at CCA in the MFA program, then joined my team this summer as an intern for the XD Practice at Autodesk. This boy is going places! Maria Giudice - VP, XD at Autodesk and Co-author of Rise of the DEO

  • Krishna is the quintessential scientist-designer who can resolve complex problems with eureka type solutions. He is someone who is capable of looking beyond the obvious and question the ground rules. Sometime break them too for good. Shayak Sen - UX Manager, Commonfloor.com

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