Hello! I am Pallavi. I graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a specialization in Human Computer Interaction in April 2018. As a Product Designer at Sumo Logic, I work with a team of brilliant designers, product managers and developers to create a rich user experience for our enterprise product that involves complex data visualizations and information design. Prior to that, I have worked under Prof. Michael Nebeling as a Research Assistant in the Michigan Information Interaction Lab and as a Software Developer at Samsung Research India.
I aspire to craft beautiful, meaningful and intuitive experiences that change the way people interact with technology. My interests include social computing, tangible interfaces, data visualization and data storytelling. I have been a Calligrapher since the age of 8. This experience has taught me that making things pretty makes people happy. As a Software Developer, I implemented code to make things work. Over time, I began to wonder what would it be like to conceptualize a new product and define how the product works. Today, as a UX Designer, I strike a balance between functionality, aesthetics and task flow, keeping in mind - a user.
Apart from design, I love photography, traveling and experimenting different cuisines. One of my favorite non-fiction books is The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. My childhood obsession with cartoons such as Mickey Mouse and experiencing the brilliance of Walt Disney Imagineering at Disneyland, Paris, motivated me to get into the field of User Experience. I enjoy watching and reading science fiction, my favorite being Douglas Adam's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. If you want to talk about any of these, feel free to contact me!