A ‘design thinker’, UX professional and research enthusiast (Alma mater NID, Ahmedabad) engaged as a UX Specialist in Mobility Domain with OPPO’s India R&D center, working hands-on UX concepts (localization) as well as leading India research. Love moderating Design Thinking (design sprints) workshops with PO’s, Dev & diverse teams focused on specifics.
In my last professional pursuit (IC Role), I worked as a UX Consultant with Automatic Data Processing’s (NASDAQ: ADP) Design Studio, with a focus on Web Design and Usability in the HCM domain. At Samsung corporate design center, proposed and led research projects across emerging economies (Asia, Latin America, Africa) in search of mobile UX USP’S, team and myself been granted patents for successfully designed & commercialized features across Samsung models in SWA and other regions (refer my articles/ posts/ attachments for details). Accomplishments include leading UT Lab set-up @ Samsung Design Delhi. Previously taken-up role(s) also includes that of a project manager wherein has led global ethnographic projects for clients including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, GE Health & BBC WST.
Shekhar prefers to work in a global environment and looks forward to challenging delivery projects that have a scope for research (empathy), collaboration (stakeholders), design conceptualization (proto) & is user-centered (participatory) in approach.
He is a multi-disciplinary player having a diverse academic & professional pursuit with more than 6000 hours of the research protocol, including multi-country (emerging markets, mass users) on-field ethnography and usability studies (since 2010). His specialization includes esp. in the UX domain – mobility, IA & wireframe, user journeys/ flows, content strategy, usability testing, stakeholder/ project management, recruitments, proposal writing, qualitative research, user profiling /personas, design workshops/conceptualization, competitive analysis, systems/design thinking & trends. Shekhar comes with a background in Management, Design, and Arts.