UX Researcher

A UX Researcher emphasizes on comprehending user behavior, needs, and motivations through observational process, task analysis, and other feedback methods. The UX Researcher works with teams of designers, product managers, and engineers to evolve new features.

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Kamaksh Gangani

UX Head

13 years of industry experience

An experienced Design Thinker with a passion for Psychology, Kamaksh has solved design problems for several large enterprises. Currently the UX Head for a Bangalore based Software company and the UX Lead for a UK based publishing company, he has conducted over 40 workshops and mentored 100 design students.

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Aksha Sachdev

Associate Director l User Experience Strategist

11 years of industry experience

As a highly qualified UX Designer, Aksha has collaborated with multiple companies to optimise their digital offering as a project and product lead. An alumnus from Jai Hind and Hyper Island, her expertise extends to various fields, including Industry Landscaping, User Research, Business Analysis and User Testing to name a few.

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Aparna Ashok

Service Design

10 years of industry experience

Aparna is a technology anthropologist, service designer and AI ethics researcher. She leverages her background in social enterprise and UX Research to apply ethical foresight in the design of emerging technology products. She consults with companies and government agencies on protecting human considerations when implementing large-scale digital innovation.

KEY SKILLS

  • Ability to craft a research plan with clear plan with clear objectives

  • Collecting data

  • Problem-solving

  • Good with handling data and analysing it

  • Presentation skills

  • Organisational skills

  • Communication skills

  • Knowledge about a field which studies human behaviour such as behavioural economics, cognitive science, psychology, etc.

  • Empathy- understanding what the user wants

  • Team player

  • Good understanding of the design process

PROS

  • Creative career

  • Very versatile

  • In depth knowledge about a field depending on the project

  • You can work on multiple projects- more variety and less monotonous

  • The best option if you love the problem solving process

  • You get to build digital products

  • You end up being responsible for the smooth functioning of all things digital

  • Constant room for growth as it is a very dynamic and an in-demand field

CONS

  • Challenging field if you have to build a product for a domain you are not familiar with

  • Client may not always give out all the information needed

  • Complex and stressful

  • Client may have unrealistic demands

  • Articulating the technical details with the client and balancing the business talk

OPPORTUNITY TYPES

GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

  • Consultancies

  • Tech companies

  • Product Design Firms

  • Freelance (after professional work experience)

  • Startup Companies

  • Quick learner

  • Curiosity

  • Good at convincing people

  • Some experience in the field

  • Good at making decisions

  • Analytical and interpersonal skills

  • Organised

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