Karthikeyan Kandavelu
Ardent designer by nature, with 8+ years of experience in designing simple, usable and inclusive digital products/service which makes human life easy. Strong influencer of Design Thinking to organization. Desire to be voice of end-user and customer. Curious in understanding human behavior is driven by situations. Promote emotional design. Support Inclusion, trust and transparency. Skilled in 'Design thinking' and 'User Centered Design' methodologies.
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UX Projects

NutriMax UX Engagement

The Engagement is about creating a better customer experience for NutriMax (based out of Salem) who is one of the largest Organic Agro Manure and Fertilizer manufacture in Tamil Nadu, India. As a quick win the stakeholders wish to enhance their existing web portal to showcase their

Flag - Raise it people will reach you

An alternate idea for #tag which results spam (most of the times) and memes during search in emergency. The fundamental idea is to let the user to mark a flag in a common pool during any natural calamities, so that volunteers could reach them with relevant/requested aid materials. 'Aid

Cancer Hospital Treatment Experience

My case study on reputed cancer hospital in Chennai focusing on the treatment process followed by the hospital management. Through this case study I would like to achieve a better experience for current patients and cancer survivors. The aim is to increase patient self-service by developing a digital system, to achieve reduced hospital turnaround times

 

Arts

Coffee with Love

The intent of this specially designed coffee mug is to engage both hands of the user by holding the mug and not letting to do any other activity while have coffee. The use should spend his time only for coffee.

Since mankind in this era is much addicted to smart phones, most of the social network flicks are done during this time.

street Romeo

My ongoing photo documentary on stray dogs, which tell story about how it shares its environment with mankind. I started this project since 2015. Being an animal lover, I was always fascinated to click animals rather humans ☺. This documentary triggered me to travel to various parts of India to understand how stray dogs treated in the society. As I was following stray dogs for quite a long time, eventually they have become

Workshops & CSR

Inspired by the famous quote 'Learn and Let Learn'. I am always fascinated to teach others, what I have learned. I strongly believe that my teaching attitude is helping me to realize what I don't know. Also it is helping me to keep my appetite towards learning.

I recognized many of my fellow colleagues as art enthusiast. It helped me to initiate a series of art workshops

 

Resume

 
Karthikeyan Kandavelu
UX Specialist - HFI CUA

Academics

  • Certified Usability Analyst from Human Factors International - Dec 2017
  • Certified Agile White Belt practioner from Shell - Jul 2017
  • Advance User Experience Design from UX Mint - Jul 2015
  • B.Tech IT from MNM Jain Engineering College - Mar 2008

UX Skill

  • Design Thinking
  • Interaction Design
  • Heuristic Evaluation
  • Emotional Design
  • User Centered Analysis
  • Usability Testing
  • Accessibility
  • Contextual Inquiry
  • Task Analysis
  • Persona
  • Scenarios
  • Journey Mapping
  • Sketching & Visualization
  • Mockups & Wireframes
  • Information Architecture
  • Wireframes
  • Interactive Prototype

UX Tools

  • Balsamiq
  • Axure RP
  • Proto.io
  • InVision
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • MS Office
  • MS Visio

Career Progression

Oct
2016*
Royal Dutch Shell
UX Specialist
  • UX advocate for organization and voice of end user
  • Responsible for Usability Testing and Accessibility testing
  • User feedback session and document observations
  • Journey mapping to illustrate the business/user scenarios
  • Information Architecture Design
  • Interactive prototypes for design decisions
Dec
2015
Caterpillar
UX Engineer
  • Analyze business goals and define UX scope
  • Visualize business intent through quick sketches for discussions
  • Interaction design for tablet and mobile mediums
  • Dashboard design for managing health of forestry machines
  • Interface design for managing fleet in terrains
May
2014
Tata Consultancy Services
UX Designer
  • Task analysis and task flow diagrams for critical tasks/process
  • Affinity diagrams based on the research observations
  • Intuitive Interface design and simple interactions
  • Low and high fidelity prototypes
Oct
2012
Cognizant Technology Solution
UI/UX Designer
  • Low fidelity paper prototypes
  • User flow through wireframes
  • User interface Design and Visual Design
  • Hand drafting and story boarding
Aug
2009
Edukite Learning Services
Designer
  • Task analysis and task flow diagrams for critical tasks/process
  • Affinity diagrams based on the research observations
  • Intuitive Interface design and simple interactions
  • Low and high fidelity prototypes