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Rituparna

/ˈseasonal leaf

Currently, I work as an UX Designer II in Building technologies for Smart Cities Suite at Honeywell . Prior to this, in IBM Design, iX Studio, Bengaluru, I designed for client deliverables through the  Enterprise Design Thinking Framework of the practice. Also for a brief period, I had interned at the Microsoft India Development Centre, Hyderabad as part of my graduation project.

In 2019, I completed my Master’s of Design from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. While there, along with my friend made Samarth- an assistive wheelchair designed for easy transfer. We had won the National Prize of the James Dyson Awards 2018 for the same.

In 2014, I graduated from PMCA with an undergraduate degree in Architecture. Post that, I worked  for 2 yrs in StudioCode, an architecture studio in New Delhi and was part of the landscape team under Prof. Mohammad Shaheer contributing to the landscape project of IIT Gandhinagar.

Extra curriculars

UX Assistant - Smarter Pathways
(an IBM UK Studio Startup)

· 2021

A UK based internal startup of IBM working towards smart healthcare using machine learning & AI.

Mentor - Atal Innovation Mission
· 2020

Mentoring in a govt. collaborative initiative by the Atal Tinkering Lab and IIT Delhi, with 200 school teachers across the nation for 5 weeks

Central PG Coordinator - IIT Delhi Training and placement Cell
· 2019

Awards and Recognition

Innovation Patent FT/IDF/07/2018/85
· 2020

"An assistive transfer system for wheelchair users" has been published in the Official Journal No. 32/2020.

Best Presentation - ISIC Deisgn thininking on medical innovation

· 2019

Winner among the Top 12 finalist for medical device innovation at Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, for VR gamifying therapy sessions of spinal injury patients.

James Dyson Awards - Nationals
· 2018

Project Samarth is an assistive

mechanism for transfer of wheelchair patients to bed/car and other mediums

Education

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

· 2017 - 2019

M.Des - Masters of Design

Piloo Mody College of Architecture 

· 2009 - 2014

B.Arch - Bachelors in Architecture

Contact

E-mail 

rituparnamdes17@gmail.com

Phone

 +91-9963109663

Cup of Tea

I am a “Chai” person with an innate obsession for cleanliness.

I love to travel, pen my thoughts, and illustrate my experiences with writing, doodles and poetry.Not an avid reader though, I like reading about architectural history and human psychology. 

I'v always laughed whenever asked to smile, so most of the people have never seen my teeth-less smile.

Having come across this one podcast " Making the most of micro moments" by Shamsi Iqbal  from my thesis days, got me intrigued towards human behaviour, empathy and psychology through design.