About me

Hi, I am Manu

User Experience Specialist with over 8 years of experience based in Maryland, USA.

I started my journey with Front-End Engineering experience and found my passion in User Experience Design. Being an Artist helped me develop visual literacy: the ability to understand or derive the meaning of color, aesthetics and patterns. My empathy for people lets me work towards making their life simple. I employ a user centric approach to everything I design. In my off-work hours, I am playing basketball, painting and cooking.

Simple Design = Solution - Obviousness + Meaning

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Skills

UI Design

UX Design

Graphic Design

Responsive Design

Web Development

Accessibility

50

WORKS COMPLETED

8

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

10

CLIENTS

7

AWARDS WON

My Experience

May 2019 – Present

USER EXPERIENCE SPECIALIST

USERWORKS INC.

  • Help clients improve a product at any stage in the development lifecycle.
  • Research to help understand end user needs.
  • Integrate user experience principles into business or development processes.
  • User research, Usability engineering, Interaction design, and Accessibility consulting.
  • User Research & UX Design of a non-profit organization involving medical colleges.
  • Accessibility - Evaluation and remediation of both internal and public facing applications for State of Massachusetts
  • Summative User Research and Usability Evaluation of a brain injury assessment device - developed on Android OS.

March 2019 – August 2019

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT

COEIT - UMBC

  • Development of COEIT Shared Services website and branding from concept to implementation.
  • Feasibility analysis of constraints with respect to development environment vs desired design implementation.
  • Planning and execution of activities pertaining to website new design ideas and satisfying stakeholder needs.

August 2019 – February 2019

TEACHING ASSISTANT

HCC - UMBC

  • Served as a teaching assistant for HCC 629 - Fundamentals of HCI under Graduate Program Director, Dr. Amy Hurst.
  • Served as a teaching assistant for HCC 613 – UI Prototyping & Dev under Graduate Program Director, Dr. Ravi Kuber.
  • Qualitative assessment and feedback of students’ coursework assignments & projects

June 2018 – July 2018

WEB DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT INSTRUCTOR

UPWARD BOUND PROGRAM - UMBC

  • Served as an Instructor for Programming A course (Web Development) in the career pathway program to three sections of selected students from schools in Baltimore, MD area.
  • Classes included coding skills to understand and develop their own portfolio website.
  • Created an inspirational video to showcase the journey of the entire upward bound summer experience to their parents.

May 2018 – June 2018

WEB DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT

HCC - UMBC

  • Created a website to showcase the research projects and publications of Dr. Ravi Kuber, IS/HCC department.
  • The website is hosted at push.umbc.edu under the UMBC web space.

March 2016 – January 2018

UI/UX CONSULTANT

Deloitte.

  • Delivered an end to end transaction banking application reflecting stakeholder needs.
  • Designing and architecting approaches to new functionalities, enhancements and optimization.
  • Designed and developed responsive and reusable components with Interaction Design guidelines
  • Created Interaction design mockups of different user journeys
  • Designed an application wide Search Engine having the best UX standards and SPA responsive layouts with accessibility.
  • Crafted an agile methodology project setup and created JIRA stories and sprint tasks.
  • Created user tasks and conducted usability tests to evaluate user journey directions.
  • Collaborated with the design team conduct research and create personas, user flows, wireframes, and site maps.
  • Collaborated with engineering team to understand feasibility, challenges and develop workarounds.
  • Planned and executed user testing, stakeholder surveys, and evaluations.
  • UI/UX Recruitment panel at Deloitte Digital.

Projects

  • Straight to Bank (S2B application Client: Standard Chartered Bank)

Team building

  • Effectively planned and facilitated organizational events and design meetings at Deloitte Digital Studio.
  • Documented and educated the best practices for the design used and knowledge sharing.
  • Lead the Deloitte Front End Engineering team in the JavaScript conference organized by hasgeek and JSfoo.

August 2011 – March 2016

SENIOR UI/UX DESIGN ENGINEER

INFOSYS LTD.

  • Realize project designs with detailed UI specifications.
  • Created user stories, personas, sitemaps, storyboards, wireframes, prototypes and final coding.
  • Helped define a design system and advocated its application across different products and platforms.
  • Analyzed and incorporated user testing data and qualitative feedback into designs.
  • Translated goals and data into User-Centered digital experiences.

Projects

  • eDelivery (Client: Fidelity Investments)
  • NetBenifits (Client: Fidelity Investments)
  • Component Library (Client: Fidelity Investments)

Team building

  • Organized design & technical workshops and team building activities for the delivery unit.
  • Created good design & technical standards documentation to help new members joining the team.
  • Held design workshops, brainstorming sessions and articulated common ideas.