"We shape technology; thereafter it shapes us."
 

Viren

Consultant @ Hitachi Vantara | Design Technologist @ Life

Education
M.Eng - Research (Inclusive Privacy and Security) - ongoing @ SUTD SHUAI LAB
 
B.Eng - Information System Technology and Design (HCI) - 2017 @ SUTDKTH 
 
Dip. - Computer Engineering - 2011 @ TP
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01 SKills

Design

Inclusive & Universal Design

Mixed Methods Studies

Hi-Fi & Lo-Fi Prototyping

C-Sketching

Empathy & Journey Mapping

Usability Testing

Competitor Analysis

Computing & Cloud

Google Cloud

Adobe Experience Manager

Solution Architecture

Privacy and Security

System Administration

Programming

Python

Java

JavaScript

HTML

C++

Arduino

Processing

Electronics

Raspberry Pi

Arduino

Particle

Microbit

 
 

02 Experience

UI for Elderly Friendly Banking App

Team Members: Chuyi Wu, Alvin Tan, Ardy Samsir Kartolo, Zhao Juan

Project PERI

Team Members: Ardy Samsir Kartolo, Yi Jiayu, Gelin, Daryl Yeo, Xing Miao

Smahjong

Team Members: Robin Lee, Arjun Singh, Dhanya, William Koh & Alvin Tan

Portfolio

2014 - 2018

Project Peri

Product Design | Assistive Technology

An assistive device for which translates auditory information into visual cues.

National Winner of James Dyson Award 2017

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Featured in:

Futurism, Mashable, SpringWise, Straits Times

2015-2016

Towards Single Pixel Sound Visualization

Scientific Publication

Published a short paper at OzCHI 2016 on using a single pixel to convey information about sound for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Download Publication

2017

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.

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2017

3D Puzzle Slicer ToolKit

Computational Fabrication

Puzzles aid in early childhood development. With this in mind, a tool was created which allows users to import 3D(.STL) models and slices them into 3D printable puzzle pieces with shaped connectors.

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2018

Deaf-A-Loper Workshop

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.

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2019

Inclusive Spaces

Mentor

Mentored 2 teams - ENpower (Winner) and ReIgnite - consisting of tertiary students and a Person with Disability (PwD), to co-design inclusive spaces in Frasers Property malls in Singapore. 

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2015

Smahjong

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.

2017

Cultural Design for Digital Applications

UI | UX Design

Analysis of grocery shopping applications in Singapore and tweaking them to suit the shopping habits of Singaporean Chinese and Indians

Product Design

Designed a loading screen inspired by the Peranakan 'Kuih Lapis' - multi-colored and steamed cake

2017

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.

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2017

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.

2018

Ring-A-Light

Electronic Prototyping

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. 

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2018 - 2020 (Ongoing)

Post Graduate Research
Inclusive Privacy and Security

Building a safer smartphone experience for everyone.

 

Published work(s):

USENIX2020: Poster, Poster Abstract, Video

 

Thesis Advisors:

Asst. Prof Simon Perrault

Prof. Jianying Zhou

Hyowon Lee

 
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