Hi, I'm Prasanna

Prduct Designer and UX Researcher

Three values that define me

The best is the least I can do for my clients!

user's satisfaction

When the user is happy, I feel I have done my job to the best of my skills!

the business

Ultimately everything I design is for the growth of the business.

continuous learning ​

I train myself to absorb lessons from everything I do.

Work Experience

Aug 2018 – Present              Sr. UX Designer for Canada Life, London, Ontario, Canada
Leading the design and delivery practices for the experience of digital products in insurance. Conducting user workshops, distilling the insights and translating them into tangible goals for the team to work.

 

 

June 2017 – April 2019              Sr. UX Specialist for Zensar (Cisco Off-shore Delivery Center), Pune, India
Designed user experience (UX) for Cisco Systems Inc. products such as eCommerce, marketing and finance, championed several business proposals and laid down best practices for end-to-end UX design.

Aug 2016 – June 2017          UI/UX Designer for Mobility and UX CoE at Schlumberger, Pune, India
Created User Experience for global mobile and offshore platforms, was responsible for user research and solving usability problems, associated with oil-field service industry.

March 2011 – Aug 2016       Manager of Land Systems Group at Larsen and Toubro, Mumbai, India
Managed the land based defence projects looking after creating business proposals, enhancing human-factors and planning of all stages of product development.

Aug 2009 – Sept 2010          Engineer at Eaton Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Pune for Modelling and Simulation CoE.
Designed aeroplane cockpit control panels and pilot controls for companies such as Boeing, Airbus, Embraer, Sikorsky, etc. according to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ergonomics norms.

May 2005 – Nov 2007          Project Engineer at R&D, at Force Motors Pvt. Ltd., Pune
Responsible for design & development of various underbody components on Trax vehicles as well as ARAI certification of customized fuel tanks, speed limiters, rear view mirrors, etc.

 

Academics

2007 – 2009 M Des (Master in Product Design) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

CGPA of 7.1 (8 point scale), Designed and prototyped Cashew Shelling Machine (4 patents filed), Interned on projects from Titan and Texas Instruments. Stood 2nd in university merit ranking.

2001 – 2005 B.E (Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering) fromSinhgad College of Engineering, Pune University

Significant Acievements

  • In 2016, designed the Experience for 155mm/52 Self Propelled Howitzer for Indian Army. It won contract of CA$700 Million. This was the biggest contract awarded to a company by Indian Army.
  • Was consistently awarded as top performer at L&T and was promoted every year since joining.
  • Awarded ‘Top Technical Talent’ award of 2011 at Eaton Corporation for design of plane cockpits.
  • Several apps I designed have more than a million downloads: e.g. GST Calculator
  • Since 2007, I’ve mentored more than 200 students to get admission to design schools.
  • I love long distance running and have achieved the following timings:
    5 km   – 19:26 minutes
    10 km –  35:18 minutes
    21 km – 1:17:21 hours
    … and training for full marathon!

Courses and certifications

As a part of my continuous learning commitment I have completed following part time certifications

Assiduous Learner Award for commitment to learning from IDF.
Certificate in Web Design for Usability
Certificate in User Research — Methods and Best Practices
Certificate in Affordances: Designing Intuitive User Interfaces
Certificate in Mobile User Experience (UX) Design
Certificate in Become a UX Designer from Scratch