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Hey friends

I’m Pranjal. I’m a design researcher and passionately enable community. I also love watching movies.

My interests lie in designing for ethical data practices, online privacy through speculative and critical design. I am the Co-founder of theUXWhale, India

I have a Master in Human-Centered Designer from Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Bangalore. I did his Bachelors in Electronics Engineering from Vellore Insitute of Technology, Vellore. I have worked with 'Future of Finance Initiative' - Dvara Research, 'Digital Identity Research Initiative' - Indian School of Business and Idea Cellular Ltd. I am the founding chair and the ex-chairperson at the Srishti SIGCHI Chapter. I have been an AC for LBW in CHI 2019 and a Paper Reviewer for CHI 2021and IndiaHCI 2019.

 

Communities

HCI for South Asia (HCI4SA)

HCI4SouthAsia

Countries in the South Asian region share more than just borders. As developing nations, they share social norms, values, and cultural attitudes towards life. Given HCI plays a significant developmental role in the fast-growing region with its unique challenges, enabling South Asian researchers to create a research and knowledge-exchange community is paramount.

Special Interest Group on Computer Human Interaction (SIGCHI)

Srishti SIGCHI Chapter

ACM SIGCHI student body from Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology, A group of multi-disciplinary individuals exploring how interactions with technology can be more holistic. Love talking about Design, HCI, Philosophies and Doughnuts! Organise meetups or events to discuss with the HCI Community.

Delhi NCR Region - Noida

Startup Grind Noida

Startup Grind is the world’s largest community of startups, founders, innovators, and creators. We strive to help founders, entrepreneurs, and startups succeed, regardless of geographic location or socioeconomic circumstance. We believe a better tomorrow is possible by supporting the innovators and risk-takers of today.

IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society

IEEE NPSS VIT Chapter

IEEE NPSS VIT joins the league of other prominent professional student chapter functioning at a university campus in the academic year of 2014-15. Energy & relative terminologies govern the modernization of this gargantuan society. Nuclear and Plasma sciences which is a confluence of several disciplines excavates the riches of renewable and non-renewable source of energy though there is ambiguity in the contradictory justification placed by researchers.

 

Work

 
 

My Credentials

Experience

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Co-founder & Operations Lead

July 2020 - present

At theUXWhale, we bring together multi-domain expertise to inform the design practices at the heart of information technologies within the lived context of society and culture. With the aim of facilitating the design approaches of start-ups, corporates and other enterprises, we provide research, pedagogical and dissemination expertise in designing technological solutions for the Indian market that offers ample choice without necessarily a qualitative understanding of user experience. Our team comprises individuals with mastery in design, interaction design, user experience, qualitative social sciences and the study of culture and psychology.

Research Associate (Design)

Future of Finance Initiative - Ddvara Research

October 2019 - June 2020

Research Associate 

Digital Identity Research Initiative - Indian School of Business

August 2018 - August 2019

For more information about my research experience, please see my CV.

 
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“Everyone designs”

 

Upcoming Events

  • From the Margins to the Centre: Defining New Mission and Vision for HCI Researchers in South Asia
    09-May-2021, 7:30 am – 11:30 am IST
    https://hci4south.asia/chi21-workshop/
    Participate in our #CHI2021, ACM SIGCHI workshop, titled: “From the Margins to the Centre: Defining New Mission and Vision for HCI Researchers in South Asia'' <https://hci4south.asia/chi21-workshop/>
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Get in Touch

Interested in learning more about my work or how we can collaborate on an upcoming project? Reach out to me.

New Delhi, India

+91-95668-22030

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