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"We shape technology; thereafter it shapes us."
 

Viren | Pavithren

Consultant @ Hitachi Vantara | Design Technologist @ Life

Education

M.Eng by Research (Inclusive Mobile Privacy and Security) - 2021 @ SUTD 🇸🇬
 
B.Eng - Information System Technology and Design (HCI) - 2017 @ SUTD 🇸🇬& KTH 🇸🇪
 
Dip. - Computer Engineering with Merit - 2011 @ TP 🇸🇬
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01 SKills

Design

Design Thinking Facilitation

Inclusive & Universal Design

Mixed Methods Studies

Hi-Fi & Lo-Fi Prototyping

C-Sketching

Empathy & Journey Mapping

Usability Testing

Ethnography

Computing & Cloud

Google Cloud

Amazon Web Services

Adobe Experience Manager

Enterprise 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

Award Winning 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 Research | Publication

Coauthored 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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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

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

Deaf-A-Loper Workshop

Participatory Design | Making

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

Inclusive Design Mentor

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. 

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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

Cross Cultural Product Design

UI | UX Design

Designed a grocery shopping application adapted to the shopping habits of Singaporean Chinese and Indians - Foodify

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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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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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2019

SQuse Me - SIA App Challenge

UI Design | Service Design

Identified common pain points faced by travelers. Developed colour-coded digital boarding passes for a seamless boarding experience

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2018 - 2021

Post Graduate Research
Inclusive Mobile Privacy and Security
  1. Poster: Towards Inclusive Design for Privacy and Security: Perspectives from an Aging Society @ SOUPS '20, USENIX '20, Link

  2. Report: Towards Universal Digital Access in Singapore, Link. Contribution: Assisted investigators with conducting field studies.

Thesis Advisors:

Asst. Prof Simon Perrault

Prof. Jianying Zhou

Asst. Prof Hyowon Lee

Independent Reviewer:

Prof. Sun Sun Lim

 
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