Design Research in the Real World

I will be speaking on the subject of User Research methods at the University of Michigan School of Information in Feb 2018.

Think Like a Designer to Build a Better Telemedicine Program

I will be conducting a workshop at the American Telemedicine Association Annual Conference 2018, in Chicago on applying human centered design to build a high quality telemedicine program.



Adding to the patient experience by designing UMHealthResearch

I was excited to speak at the Stanford Medicine X Conference on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, CA. Engaging patients around health research is an essential strand of the patient experience fabric. My presentation provided a short demo of UMHealthResearch.org, talked about the human-centered process we used to design it, provided lessons from the field, and discussed using new technologies like A-R to enhance the patient experience while engaging them in health research.


Chaos, Order & Everything in Between.

I was thrilled to speak at the World Information Architecture Day 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI, USA on Feb 20, 2016. My talk explored the seams where Information Architecture intersects with disciplines other than itself, specifically looking at health-care and health research.

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(Re)designing a workspace using human-centered design.

I was honored to speak about my Rethink Space project at the Interaction 16 conference held in Helsinki, Finland.


Our HCD-D Process.

I was invited to talk at the University of Michigan Medical School Application & Information Services about the Human Centered Design & Development Process we used to build UMHealthResearch.org.



More than 200 people joined MICHR and the Office of Research for the April 23 Research Town Hall, which focused on study participant recruitment. The highlight of the event was a sneak peek at the newly redesigned UMHealthResearch.org.



Service Design Workshop.

I was invited to lead a workshop on Service design thinking for MBA students as part of their Service Innovation Management course at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. I throughly enjoyed the experience!


Graphic Design.

I was invited to give a talk on Graphic Design and it's applications in my work as a Human Centered Designer at the School of Information, University of Michigan. This talk was a part of the graduate level graphic design class offered at the school.


Design & Design Thinking.

These are slides from a short talk I gave to the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research about thinking of design as an approach to solving complex problems.


The World of a Design Thinker.

Here is a Prezi from a short talk I gave to the Clinical Research Informatics Program at the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research introducing the world of a design thinker.


Some of
my Work



Product design Social innovation

WellSpringboard allows patients to create and support health research ideas that matter to them. Details

Employee Onboarding.

Design research Experience design

This involves designing an onboarding experience that enables long term engagement & growth. Details

MICHR Onboarding

Translational Science Toolkit.

Interaction design

This involves designing an onboarding experience that enables long term engagement & growth. Details

Rethink space

ReThink space at MICHR.

Design research Space design

'ReThink Space' is a grounds-up effort to creatively enhance the MICHR NCRC operating space. Details

Rethink space


Design research Interaction design

I am involved as a lead designer in one of the most exciting projects with a truly inter-disciplinary team. Details


Product design Social innovation

Findcare.org is a nonprofit that connects people to free or low cost healthcare.Details

Findcare logo

Zephyr: A MICHR intranet.

Interaction design

Zephyr is a new MICHR intranet available to all MICHR employees across our two locations. Details

Rethinking recruitment

Student recruitment mobile app.

Interaction design

I led a team of students to design a mobile app to enhance student participation in clinical trials. Details

Student recruitment mobile app

MICHR website redesign.

Design research Interaction design

I helped redesign MICHR's website based on quantitative and qualitative user research.Details

MICHR website redesign

Indian Student Association.

Design research Service design

Design thinking was applied to make Ann Arbor feel like home for Indian students at U-M.Details

ISA design thinking

aalap furn tech online presence.

Visual design Development

I was asked to design and build the online presence for aalap furn tech and also its branding experience. Details

Aalap furn tech

U-M Treatment Assignment Tool.

Product design

I was charged with the interaction design for U-M's patient treatment assignment tool TATUM.Details

TATUM interaction design

See a listing of my work

Various forms & mediums of design

I would love to detail out each of my projects for you, but I cant. You can however, see a listing of my work.

See project listing.

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