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Darshil Mehta

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About Me

About Me

UX Designer and Researcher with a Masters in Human Computer Interaction. My deep desire to understand the science and art behind making great user interfaces and user experience has been the driving force behind my career choice. I believe that the users needs should be at the heart of designing. I am deeply interested in shaping our digital future to meet the users needs.

User Centered Design

I believe in designing for the users by following the user centered design process to develop great user experiences and user interactions.

User Research

I use extensive research methods like contextual inquiries, card sorts, surveys and usability testings in order to get a full insight of the users needs.

Information Architecture

A good information architecture fosters great usability and findability. Creating site maps and various flow diagrams helps me create a good information architecture.

Prototyping

I create high fidelity interactive prototypes using Axure, sketch, InVision and others.

Responsive Web Design

Creating responsive designs is vital in providing omnichannel experiences across digital footprints. In an age where we use different devices,creating responsive websites is a must in order to provide a good user experience.

Visual Design

I believe in creating visual designs that would give the user a rich interactive experience and great ease of use.

Resume

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Education

Sep 2015 - Jun 2017

Master of Science in Human Computer Interaction

DePaul University

Emphasis in ICT evaluation, exploratory user research, information architecture, interaction design, and prototype development.

Aug 2012 - Jun 2015

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

University of Mumbai
Aug 2009 - Jun 2012

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

K J Somaiya Polytechnic

Experience

Aug 2017 - Present

User Experience Designer

Amadeus Hospitality
  • Spearheaded the UX research team and improved usability across different hospitality products
  • Empathized with target audience by conducting ethnographic studies, A/B and remote user tests
  • Partnered and brainstormed with key stakeholders to identify prospective opportunities
  • Actively contributed in building a design system & created axure widgets which reduced prototyping time by 80%
  • Introduced and practiced paired-design with development and QA teams to reduce the turnaround time by 75%
  • Iterated on conceptual diagrams, wireframes of the product & end to end flows for MVP’s in an agile environment
  • Jun 2016 - Aug 2016

    User Experience Design Intern

    The Oriental Trading Company - A Berkshire Hathaway Company
  • Identified key usability issues of global cart checkout page in initial stages of the design
  • Partnered with UX research teams to understand the pain points and needs of the end users
  • Brainstormed the test results, made actionable recommendations and presented at an executive level
  • Reduced the dispatch time by 28 seconds by improving the workflow of existing dispatch software
  • Aug 2014 - Jun 2015

    User Experience Designer and Researcher

    Paktolus Solutions LLC
    Fiona Solitaires
  • Conducted user research for an e-commerce platform and identified the target audience and their needs
  • Conducted user interviews and analyzed their insights for one of the first online jewelry store in India
  • Defined user journey map and personas to design highly interactive prototypes for multiple platforms using Axure
  • Improved the navigation structure and search behavior to increase sales by 12%

  • Sanguine Industries
  • Designed the user experience and visual design for the website
  • Defined requirements and translated them into easy to use design solutions
  • Leveraged Google analytics & redesigned company’s entire website experience which improved web traffic by 25%
  • Jun 2013 - May 2014

    User Experience Designer

    Accupack Industries
  • Implemented and designed an inquiry form page to increase inquiries by 38%
  • Collaborated with a team of developers in the early stages of development to meet the client requirements
  • Conducted usability studies to improve existing features and prototyped new features
  • Skills

    Axure RP 8/9

    Sketch

    Adobe XD

    Figma

    HTML5

    CSS3

  • User centered design
  • Information architecture
  • Heuristic evaluations
  • Contextual inquiry
  • Qualitative and quantitative usability testing
  • Remote and in-person interviews
  • Card sorts
  • Data visualization
  • Field study
  • Journey mapping
  • Personas
  • Surveys
  • A/B testing
  • Origami
  • Proto.io
  • Principle
  • Framer
  • OmniGraffle
  • Adobe photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Bootstrap
  • jQuery
  • Work

    Work

    Amadeus Hospitality

    UI/UX & User Research

    Fiona Solitaires

    UI/UX & User Research

    RydePro

    UI/UX & User Research

    Sanguine Industries

    User Experience & Visual Design

    Accupack Industries

    User Experience & Visual Design

    C-Link Mobile

    UI/UX & User Research

    MovieHunter

    UI/UX & User Research

    Social Stability Model

    UI/UX & User Research

    Contact

    Contact Me

    Get in touch with me via email or LinkedIn

    Email Address

    [email protected]

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    Darshil Mehta