An experienced, passionate, innovative & result oriented UX Researcher, UI Design professional, and UX Evangelist, who has demonstrated the ability to build & lead diverse teams of professionals in a wide range of organizations in International &
multicultural environments (US, Europe, China & India).He is currently a visiting faculty at IIT Kanpur and the founder of User Lab Asia, a design and research consulting practice.
His 20+ years of strong technical & business experience with 200+ projects and products spread across User Research & Ethnography, Mobile products and applications including m-Health and m-Commerce, Online and Web applications, Enterprise & Consumer software products and Product Design, Industrial Design and social innovation etc. He has led diverse teams of professionals in a wide range of organizations including Siemens, Nokia, Human Factors International, Network Programs and CA Technologies in International and multicultural environments in US, Europe, China and India.
He comes with strong technical & business experience with an impressive track record of more than 20 years of enriching & hands-on experience in UX Research, Cunsumer Insight, Usability, UI, Product Design, Product/Design Management,& Strategy and Creative process management. My experience is spread across creating consumer-facing products & services in Desktop, Enterprise, Mobile, Web, E-Commerce, Social Media and Multimedia.
Raman was previously the Sr. Director UX and responsible for UX function at CA (ITC) including the UX strategies, budgeting, resource management, delivery, performance, team development & evangelizing UX all across the organization.
An Industrial Designer he graduated from India’s Premier design Institute, National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmadabad and also a Electronics & Communication Engineer. Recipient German Govt. scholarship for advance studies with focus on Human Factors. He was the visiting faculty to various premier design & technology institution & member of the Advisory Committee of NID, Bangalore.
He is a strong believer that the deep dive into the user context & environment is the key to create successful products that are useful, usable, accessible, engaging, innovative & profitable. His research interest include, Tangible Interfaces, Mobile computing, Persuasive Design, Human Interaction Technologies, Social Computing, Enterprize2.0 & Healthcare. He has a couple of publications & 12 invited talks to his credit. As UX evangelist, he initiated a community of UX & Design professionals (www.usidfoundation.org) & has been organizing India’s largest 3 days UX conferences since 2007.
User Experience Researcher, Designer, Evangelist, Strategist. UCD Methodology, User Research, UI Design, Information Architecture, Usability Testing, Interview protocols, Contextual enquiries, brainstorming techniques, data analysis, Accessibility & 508 Compliance, Statistics, Product management and User Centric & Creative process Management.