Hello! I am Pallavi. I am a graduate student at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, specializing in Human Computer Interaction. I work under Prof. Michael Nebeling as a Research Assistant in the Michigan Information Interaction Lab.
I aspire to craft beautiful, meaningful and intuitive experiences that change the way people interact with technology. 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 and aesthetics 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 Jetsons 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!