I develop product strategies and realize them through iterative design and design systems. As the discipline lead for the UX practice for Deloitte Digital in Seattle, I enjoy defining UX processes, leading multi-disciplinary teams, running product and design thinking workshops and creating an inclusive design culture.
Over 7 years of experience in fields related to human-computer interaction – worked closely with product managers, engineers and business development teams to develop research and design processes for product ideation and development. Background in computer engineering and human-centered design.
Sr. User Experience Designer
Deloitte Digital, Seattle
June 2017 - Present
National UX Discipline Lead
Deloitte Digital USA
June 2019 - Present
UX Discipline Lead, Seattle
June 2017 - June 2019
Staff User Experience Designer
June 2014 - June 2017
As a UX designer, I help bring user-centered design process methods to digital applications from concept to launch for large corporations; create information architecture and wireframes that both meet business goals and ensure a positive user experience; document and communicate my design ideas to fellow team members, stakeholders and clients.
As part of growing accounts and selling new work, I also drive pitches and run ideation and facilitation workshops internally and externally.
As the discipline lead for the UX practice in the United States, I help guide the development of junior practitioners, develop and promote delivery standards, work on internal and external outreach and provide team support through staffing, advocacy and leadership.
User Experience Lead
Teaching and Learning Exploratory, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
September 2013 - May 2014
As the User Experience Lead on the project, I worked closely with project leaders and developers through the design process to ensure usability and design quality. I was responsible for conducting user research (including interviews, contextual inquiries, focus groups, and questionnaires) and usability testing activities for the project. I was also responsible for frequent rounds of pilot testing that required the design and execution of user research – e.g. planning and managing usability activities, determining appropriate methodologies, collecting data, summarizing findings, and reporting results to stakeholders. My work also involved translating research findings into design recommendations and building portions of the member-facing systems using front-end code.
SI 658 - Information Architecture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
September 2013 - December 2013
Instructional Aide for Dan Klyn's course: "SI 658 - Information Architecture". Duties include assisting lecturer with tasks ranging from participation measurement in large group discussionsessions, remote participant set-up and grading assignments and presentations for a class of40 students.
User Experience Design Intern
June 2013 - August 2013
As part of the UX and Product Technology team, I conducted user research using surveys and interviews for over 250 live communities and created 6 personas that span more than 120,000 users. I also used the data to create goal based community personas that would help in making better design decisions. I then used the above behavioral data to analyze and create mockups and workflows for several member and employee facing systems and an iPhone application.
Web Developer and Photographer
Division of Student Affairs, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
October 2012 - May 2013
As a web developer and content manager for the Division of Student Affairs, I helped createand maintain more than 15 university websites using the Drupal CMS. The work spanned thedesktop and mobile platforms, with a consistent user interface for every website. I also workedas a photographer for several university organizations and helped design banners and logos.
My background is in computer science and front-end engineering. Followed that up with a masters degree in information specializing in human-computer interaction. Acquired knowledge and experience in visual design, branding, voice interfaces and motion design through side projects.
2012 - 2014
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
MSI, Human-computer Interaction
2008 - 2012
University of Mumbai, Mumbai
BE, Computer Engineering
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© 2018 - Saaket Unadkat