A Product Designer at my day job (converting HCM Data into Actionable Insights for Leaders), and a Dad at off-hours. In both these roles I deal with end users with low attention span. I love the fact that I tell stories to both using progressive disclosure techniques which mostly brings out their happy faces in the end.
Below is a glimpse of selective work from my portfolio.
At ADP we follow design sprint techniques and design thinking ways to innovate and ideate. We call it FF3. FF3 is a framework for product discovery. It is based on the principles of lean, design thinking and collective intelligence suited for ADP environment. The name FF3 stands for F-fast, F-forward, 3-fold framework where cross functional teams come together to solve critical business problems.
Users need a way to explore & express business questions relating to the change in the magnitude of a metric over time. The team was educated on data visualization techniques and with the help of such techniques we were able to build a resilient visualization that can answers our users' questions.
The task was to conduct a heuristic evaluation and analysis of ADP & its competitor products across the HCM landscape, from an ease of use perspective & share a report with the leadership team.
Customer's clear brief for this project was to facilitate their upcoming performance car with best of the technologies. We had a Design Thinking workshop with the customer where the scope was chalked out and finally we worked on a connected car application on iOS and Android to facilitate the owners of the car with their driving stats and a lot of other interesting things to engage them periodically.
Listed here are my explorations of AR/VR Technologies and application ideas. I did a prototype of some of the ideas and presented them during Microsoft Hackathon. Currently I'm researching and trying my hands on the latest releases of Unity 3d, Vuforia platform & HP Aurasma to take my ideas to the next level.
This program facilitates the Microsoft field sellers with Vision Demonstrator Accelerators (VDAs) which helps the sellers show the benefits of Microsoft products/ecosystem to the end customers. This is a crucial offering when it comes to sales. I'm glad to have been contributed not just UX but a whole lot of program management to this, managing the local team delivering the VDAs and managing the new requests and making sure the deliveries are meeting their deadlines.
I led the product experience at Germin8 Solutions. I built and was the head of the design team. I reported directly to the CEO. My team owned the product experience across all the products developed at Germin8. These included the flagship product Explic8, which is known to provide world class social media analytics and insights through interactive dashboards and reports.
As a student of design, but having an engineering background, I always used to admire the artists/illustrator who can draw so easily and beautifully. I thought why can't everyone do that? How can I create a tool to facilitate the process of illustration? and so began the journey of “Creating a computer mediated environment for the act of learning to draw.”
When I was a schoolboy, one of the things I would often get reprimanded for was my tendency to draw in class. Not that I was a bad drawer (which I definitely was), but because the teachers wanted me to listen to them, not draw. As it turns out, the two aren’t mutually exclusive. Quite to the contrary: I might even have been giving them the best of my attention when I was doodling.
MahaWar is a strategy based board game with an ethnic look of board, war pieces and dice. It's unique 8 faced dice and dynamic map makes the game interesting. The gameness of MahaWar is the fact that at any point of time all the players have equal chances of winning. The game has already been patented and launched by Funskool Ltd.
I'm a hobby illustrator and have done freelance illustrations for agencies and brands. Showcasing some of the selected work here.
Worked on Brand Identities for a lot of local brands either directly or via agencies. Showcasing some of the selected work here.
A Product Designer at my day job (converting HCM Data into actionable insights for leaders), and a Dad at off-hours. In both the roles I deal with end users with low attention span. I love the fact that I tell stories to both using progressive disclosure techniques which mostly brings out their happy faces in the end.
Human Factors International, License 2015-5396
IDC, IIT Bombay, 2006-2008, CPI: 8.31
IIT Bombay, 2002-2006
“..Suri was able to quickly provide feasible designs and convert large and complex data sets into simple easy to understand designs based on the user’s needs..” Parthasarthi Dutta, Product Manager at ADP.
“It’s rare that you come across standout talent like Suri. He's passionate about design and development, and is one of the "go to" people in the space for his knowledge of the UX.” Sampada Mahajan, Senior Usability Consultant at HP.
“A perfect combination of technology and creativity, he is always updated with the latest UI techniques and often seen researching and expressing his views on interesting trends, topics and technology.” Nivruti Doshi, Relationship Manager at Germin8.
“Creativity personified is what comes to my mind when we talk about Suri.” Tushar Bansal, Ex-colleague at Germin8, now Head of Product at Simplilearn.
“Suri is very creative and has great work ethics. He has always delivered good results in reasonable cost.” Rahul Agarwal, Vice President at Credit Suisse.
“Some engineers are enthusiastic about fine art, quite a few develop it as a hobby to be with the sparse female population, Surendra on the other hand was a natural at it, and loved doing it.” Abhishek Thakkar, Head of Design at Craftsvilla.