ABHINIT N PARELKAR
A developer and an aesthete with an ambition to bring a positive change in the world by designing usable products for the humans and advocating sustainability through design.
All the decisions I make are the result of my personality - choosing the products I use, the clothes I wear, pursuing design studies, etc. I see the world through a design lens. I'm attracted to the things that exudes an essence of quality & function through its design. They are not showy & don't draw too much attention. Elegance forms part of my personality.
Influenced by the design ethos of Dieter Rams & Naoto Fukasawa, I decided to transition my career from technology to design to render those values, which I firmly believe in. This led me to pursue M.S. Human-Computer Interaction degree. The aspect of a designer to have an ability to bring a positive change by improving the users' lifestyle is the reason why I'm pursuing my career in design.
Thinking about the environment in which a product would be used by its users, in other words, stepping into users’ shoes – the way a user would use the product/service in the wild are the thoughts that motivate me for the user-centric and iterative design process.
My openness to solving problems of products irrespective of their dimensions (either 2D or 3D) through a design process is what drives me. I believe that inclusivity in the human-centered design is the key to make a product/service/brand successful.
I relish in observing people's unconscious behavior & empathizing their pain points to design a meaningful experience.
Design: Sketching, Ideation, Wireframing, Data Visualization, Storytelling, Contextual Design, UI Visualization, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/XD, Autodesk SketchBook, R Graphics, D3.js.
Research: Remote/in-person User Testing (Optimal Workshop, Google Docs.), Heuristic Evaluation, Contextual Inquiry, Survey design (Google Forms, SurveyMonkey), Quantitative/Qualitative data analysis (SPSS, Atlas.ti).