Hello, I'm Mehul, MHCI+D student at the University of Washington.
I'm currently working on a Virtual-Reality project with Dr. Elin Björling as a Research Assistant. Before this, I worked as a Software Analyst in India and London at Aspire Systems and Direct Line Group. I hold a bachelor's in Computer Science and Engineering and soon I'll be graduating with a master's in Human-Computer Interaction + Design from the University of Washington in August 2020.
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The shift in my career happened when I was an intern at Quickplay, working along with usability engineers and creative directors in improving the usability, usefulness, and desirability of Video-Streaming websites and applications. I feel the reason I like computer science, and why I love design is that at heart I’m a creator. I guess it only took a little bit of persuasion to realize that I wanted to use design as a medium to work without constraints and connect with the environment.
While I'm constantly striving to be a better UX'er, I enjoy listening to Electronic & Pop, CrossFit workouts, Hiking, Reading Biographies, and watching Tech Videos and Tech Keynotes.