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.

Experience

Over 6 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 2014 - Present

As a UX designer, I help bring user-centered design process methods to digital applicationsfrom concept to launch for large corporations; create information architecture and wireframesthat both meet business goals and ensure a positive user experience; document andcommunicate my design ideas to fellow team members, stakeholders and clients.

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.

Instructional Aide
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
Communispace, Boston
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.

 


 

Education

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

© 2018 - Saaket Unadkat

© 2018 - Saaket Unadkat

© 2018 - Saaket Unadkat