"We shape technology; thereafter it shapes us."
Viren | Pavithren
Consultant @ Hitachi Vantara | Design Technologist @ Life
M.Eng - Research (Inclusive Privacy and Security) - ongoing @ SUTD SHUAI LAB
Dip. - Computer Engineering with Merit - 2011 @ TP
Design Thinking Facilitation
Inclusive & Universal Design
Mixed Methods Studies
Hi-Fi & Lo-Fi Prototyping
Empathy & Journey Mapping
Online multiplayer Mahjong with smart tiles.
UI for Elderly Friendly Banking App
Team Members: Chuyi Wu, Alvin Tan, Ardy Samsir Kartolo, Zhao Juan
Team Members: Ardy Samsir Kartolo, Yi Jiayu, Gelin, Daryl Yeo, Xing Miao
Team Members: Robin Lee, Arjun Singh, Dhanya, William Koh & Alvin Tan
Towards Single Pixel Sound Visualization
Published a short paper at OzCHI 2016 on using a single pixel to convey information about sound for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Contribution: Planned and conducted experiments, developed electronic prototype.
Elderly Friendly Mobile Banking
UI | UX Design
Redesign of existing mobile banking applications to increase the elderly's learn-ability and generating a set of heuristics for designing applications or the elderly.
Gardens by the Bay Mid Autumn Festival Mobile Guide
UX Design | Application Development
Member of SUTD Team which developed an interactive cross platform application to provide users with a memorable experience while visiting the various exhibits in Gardens by the Bay.
Maker skills for Deaf Individuals
A 4-part participatory design workshop series for the deaf conducted by a group of passionate engineers, designers and educators. Aimed a equipping the deaf with basic maker skills which could assist them with solving their everyday problems.
Mentored 2 teams - ENpower (Winner) and ReIgnite - consisting of tertiary students and Persons with Disability (PwD) to co-design inclusive spaces in Frasers Property malls in Singapore.
Electronic | Software Prototyping
An internet connected Mahjong gameplay platform consisting 3D printed tiles with integrated display. Aimed at recreating the mahjong gameplay experience in an online context while removing geographical barriers.
Cultural Design for Digital Applications
UI | UX Design
Designed a grocery shopping application adapted to the shopping habits of Singaporean Chinese and Indians - Foodify
MSD EBC & DHS
UI | UX Design | IoT
Designing a multi-functional Executive Briefing Centre (EBC) and Digital Health Studio(DHS) to showcase MSD's healthcare innovation as well as to provide meeting space for employees.
Implemented a visual doorbell for the deaf and hard of hearing which provides visual and audio (for hearing) notifications. The system integrates with Philips Hue lights to provide visual alerts using different colors and patterns.
SQuse Me - SIA App Challenge
How might we offer an effortless and customised ground experience for our passengers?
We identified common pain points faced by travelers during air-travel and set out to tackle these issues. We developed colour-coded boarding passes which could be broadcasted by SIA's staff to offer a seamless boarding experience it's passengers.
2018 - 2021 (Ongoing)
Post Graduate Research
Inclusive Privacy and Security
Building a safer smartphone experience for everyone.
Poster: Towards Inclusive Design for Privacy and Security: Perspectives from an Aging Society @ SOUPS '20, USENIX '20, Link
Report: Towards Universal Digital Access in Singapore, Link. Contribution: Assisted Investigators with conducting field studies
Thesis Advisors and Mentors: