Pavithren | V | Viren
"We shape technology; thereafter it shapes us."
@ Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital Health and Prevention & Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
PhD (Human-Centred Digital Health) '22 - Present @ LMU Munich
M.Eng by Research (Inclusive Mobile Privacy and Security) '18 - '21 @ SUTD 🇸🇬
B.Eng - Information System Technology and Design (HCI) '14 to '17 @ SUTD 🇸🇬 & KTH 🇸🇪
Dip. - Computer Engineering with Merit - 2011 @ TP 🇸🇬
Research Associate - Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore (Sept. '21 - Aug. '22)
Technical Consultant and Cloud Architect - Hitachi Asia, Hitachi Consulting and Hitachi Vantara (Sept. '17 - Sept. '21)
IT Infrastructure Intern - Hitachi Asia (May to Sept '16)
Technical Support Officer, Lab & Teach Assistant - Temasek Polytechnic (April to Aug '11 & Sept '13 to Apr '14)
Design Thinking Facilitation
Inclusive & Universal Design
Mixed Methods Studies
Hi-Fi & Lo-Fi Prototyping
Empathy & Journey Mapping
02 Design, Engineering & Research Experience
"Post" - Graduate
2018 - 2021
Designing Inclusive Mobile Privacy and Security - Master's Research
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.
Co-authored Full Paper: Does Mode of Digital Contact Tracing Affect User Willingness to Share Information? A Quantitative Study @ CHI '22: Link
Dr. Camellia Zakaria
Dr. Sujithra Raviselvam
Lim Chang Siang
Prof. Dr. Gerald Koh
Dr. Pin Sym Foong
Designing Inclusive Spaces
Keywords: Inclusive Design, Universal Design Mentorship, Open Innovation
Mentored 2 teams:
consisting of tertiary students and Persons with Disability (PwD) to co-design inclusive spaces in Frasers Property malls in Singapore.
Keywords: Participatory Design, Making, Accessibility
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.
Conceptualized Singapore Airlines App Challenge
Keywords: UI Design, Service Design, AdobeXD, Wireframe
Identified common pain points faced by travellers. Developed colour-coded digital boarding passes for a seamless boarding experience
Ring-A-Light - Visual Doorbell for Deaf
Keywords: Electronic Prototyping, DIY, Accessibility, Smarthome, IoT
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.
Inclusive Mobile Banking
Keywords: 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.
Ardy Kartolo Samsir
Keywords: Electronic Prototyping, 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.
MSD - Digital Health Studio
Keywords: UI, UX, IoT, Smart Spaces, Design
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.
Cross Cultural Product Design
Keywords: UI, UX, Culture, Product Design
Designed a grocery shopping application adapted to the shopping habits of Singaporean Chinese and Indians - Foodify
Towards Single Pixel Sound Visualization
Keywords: Human Augmentation, Wearables
Co-authored a short paper for 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.
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