Designing user-centered interactions & experiences
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Hey! I'm Akansha Aggarwal, an interaction designer student. I am on one-year study break from masters program (Interaction Design) at Umeå Institute of Design in northern Sweden. I am currently interning at designaffairs GmbH, Munich, Germany. I am originally from New Delhi, India and have a background in product design.

I am passionate about user-centered design and keen on working across platforms to design meaningful products, services and experiences by combining my research, interaction and visual design skills. I think it is all about putting people before technology. I put my heart and soul in whatever I do with lot of playfulness in my approach.

Let's get in touch, for any project inquiries or even simply say hello, just drop me a line :)

 

 
 

EDUCATION

Umea Institute of Design, Sweden
MFA Interaction Design (2015-present)

National Institute of Fashion Technology, India
B.Des. in Product Design (2009-2013)

EXPERIENCE

designaffairs GmbH, Munich, Germany
Interaction Design Internship                              (Sep 2016-present)

Samsung, New Delhi, India
UX Internship, Visual Display team         (July-Aug 2016)

WowFlux, New Delhi, India
Product Designer, New Digital Media                    (Dec 14-Aug 2015)

Zen Design Solutions, India
Product Designer, Wellness innovation         (June13-July 2014)

TATA Industries, Bangalore, India
Thesis Project, Watch & Eye wear Collection       (Dec 12-May 13)


 

INVOLVEMENT

Research Council Student Representative, Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden, (Aug 15-Aug 2016)                                   

Graphic Designer,  Umeå Institute of Design Weekly Newspaper, Umeå, Sweden (Oct-June 2015)

Part time Elementary School Teaching, Delhi (2014-15)

SKILLS

Photoshop, Illustrator, After effects, Indesign, Premier Pro, Processing, Audacity, Sketch, Framer

METHODS

Research, interviewing, User testing, storytelling, presenting, prototyping, Mock ups, sketching, ethnography, story boarding

INTERESTS

Travel, Amusement Parks, Human Anatomy

 


 

CURRENTLY READING     

User experience management
The Happy Prince

 

DESIGN INSPIRATION

Design guidelines

 

 

2017 YEARLY GOALS

Become good at coding
Learn Spanish                                         Try Aerial Yoga
Have two patents
Learn to eat with chopsticks
Visit Vietnam