I identify myself as a design researcher who enjoys exploring the convergence of social-sciences, participatory design and ICTs. In 2013, I started my PhD studies at Design Conceptualization and Communication (DCC) section at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft in collaboration with Serious Gaming Research Group, NHL University of Applied Sciences Leeuwarden.
Participatory Research, Ethnography, Design Research, Energy Studies, Videography
2001 – 2005
Bachelor of Technology in Information and Communication Technology. Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT), India.
Relevant Work Experience
November 2010 – March 2011
Self-Employed Ethnographer, Maternal Health Research, Chhattisgarh, India
May – June 2009
Usability Researcher at Crucible Studio Research Group, Finland
July – October 2008
Researcher, Enabling Community Communications – Platforms and Applications Project, India/Finland
February – June 2008
Research Assistant at ARKI Research Group, Finland
November 2005 – July 2007
User Interface Designer at Infosys Technologies Ltd., India
MircoSD-ing ‘Mewati Videos’: Circulation and Regulation of a Subaltern-Popular Media Culture Department of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University, Providence, USA. October 2013
Master’s thesis research presentation at: Xerox Research Center Europe (XRCE), Grenoble, France, September 2011; Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, India, 2010; Mobile App Developer Network, Helsinki, Finland, 2010.
DEMAND Summer School: Energy Histories and Energy Future, Lancaster University, UK
GALA Summer School on Serious Gaming, Graz, Austria
Groningen Energy Summer School, A multidisciplinary approach to energy transition, The Netherlands
Urban Interactions Summer School, Urban Informatics and Sustainable Cities Workshop, Oulu, Finland