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Hello! I'm Apoorva

UX Researcher, passionate about bringing emerging technologies closer to people.

I leverage my interdisciplinary experience to 

Empathize

Synthesize

Innovate.

I utilize mixed methods to investigate user needs and behavior, and design thinking to guide AI-based solutions.

Previously, I worked at the Human-AI Interaction Lab at UT Austin, researching digital and AI solutions for social workers in the City of Austin. This research led to a paper accepted at CHI 2024. I interned at Motional as a UX Researcher in Fall 2023. I have also consulted 3 early-stage startups on usability assessment. Before my master's, I worked at Samsung Research and Reliance Industries as a data scientist. 

Projects

Desktop Hearing Aid

Inclusive Design |  Primary & Secondary Research 

What if a desktop app can empower deaf/hard-of-hearing community to effectively grasp information shared in classrooms for learning?

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User Experience Assessment

Surveys | Analytics | Contextual Inquiry 

How can Motional improve the utility and usability of its internal tools for self-driving fleet operations?

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Benchmarking Job Search

Usability Testing | Comparative Study 

How usable is the Indeed platform for international students to find relevant jobs?

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Generative AI Summaries

Human-AI Interaction | Data Analysis | In-depth Interviews

How can LLM-based summaries be designed to support the City of Austin's case workers in making high-stake decisions for homeless service?

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All-In-One Diet Assistant

Iterative Design | Mixed-Methods 

What if young adults with varied needs could rely on a mobile diet assistant for meal prep and consumption?

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Natural Interface Game

Field Studies | User Testing 

What if a gesture-based game could assist stroke victims in their rehabilitation exercises, eliminating the need for handling controllers?

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