We will be joined by 3 HCI Graduate students from IU Bloomington; Simran Mhatre, Soledad Casaccia, and Yashvi Upadhyaya. They are in their 3rd semester and have recently scored internships from Salesforce, Meta, and Amazon as UX and Product designers.
What can you expect : A conversation for and by the students where we talk about our panel's experience with getting their internships and take questions that you might have.
Please use the form to submit your questions before the event. We'd like to hear your opinions to shape this session around it.
Product Design Intern
UX Design Intern
UX Design Intern
I am a product designer based in Bloomington, Indiana pursuing a Masters degree in Human-Computer Interaction at Indiana University Bloomington. I have a background in Software engineering. During my undergrad, I learnt how to convert my ideas into tangible solutions but these solutions were missing the human touch. In search of humanizing my solutions, I discovered the field of Human-Centered design. In the past, I’ve worked as a software developer, QA, product designer, UX Designer & product manager. In my design journey, I’ve had the chance to work on complex problems in education, fintech, healthcare, wellness, and retail domains. My multidisciplinary background helps me design products that connect business goals, technical constraints and user satisfaction.
I am an avid thinker interested in honing solutions for people. I have a passion for adding value to useful ideas while making people love them in the process. I believe in human-centric approaches to leadership and culture.
My interests and experiences cover a wide range of activities from entrepreneurship to strategy and early validation. Currently studying at Indiana University at Luddy School of Informatics until May 2023.
Design is a way for me to get closer to people, their problems, and their potential solutions - to improve the quality of work and life.
I am leveraging my background in Information Technology and passion for User Research and Design to dig into peoples' problems and solve them with modern technology. To do this better - I am pursuing my Master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction at Indiana University Bloomington.
My past personal and professional experiences have taught me the following about myself:
I care for the success of the products that I design.
Sleepless nights are worth the product's success. That is how I could lead and deliver 3 successful products in the market.
Inclusion is my core principle.
I hope and work towards a non-technocentric world, where technology works the same for everyone. I want to establish equity in technology through my designs!!!
I am a people-driven person.
I love meeting new people and perspectives. This helps me think broader and better!
Reach out if you want to talk about tech & design, inclusion, healthcare technologies, human anatomy & anything science!
Have a look at my:
Current work and progress - https://www.yashviu.com/
Some crazy explorations in the past - https://yashviupadhyaya.github.io/
HCI Grad Student
Figma Student Leader