• Hello, I'm Nishtha Mehrotra.

...

As a T-shaped professional,

my expertise in Interaction Design

is better informed by past experiences

in visual design, user research and entrepreneurship.

Skills

I’m an interaction designer with an affinity for research.

I apply human factor principles to design products that are efficient, effective and satisfying at every touch point. My process starts with understanding business needs, listening to user stories, inventorying content and developing a UI Architecture for it. I use wireframes and low fidelity prototypes to test ideas and support quick iterations.


Product Strategy
  • Analyzing Business Goals
  • Requirement Gathering
  • Competitive Analysis
Interaction Design
  • Persona development
  • User Journey
  • Task Analysis
  • Information architecture
  • Wireframes
  • Low fidelity mockups
  • Interaction patterns
Visual Design
  • Graphical Interface Design
  • Illustration
  • Print Design
Usability Evaluation
  • User Inquiry
  • User Testing
  • Heuristic Evaluation
Work

An eye for detail makes my work excellent

Resume




Work


Interaction Designer
Workato, Cupertino (September 2016 – Present)

Workato is an award-winning enterprise integration platform.
-Designed user flows and communicated them effectively through wireframes, mockups, prototypes and visual design assets.
-Worked within existing style guides and patterns.
-Managed and interpreted product management requirements in light of platform capabilities and constraints.


Design Intern, Google Hardware (Project Aura)
Google, Mountain View (June 2016 – August 2016)

- Designed and developed a user journey map for out of box experience (OOBE) of next gen wearables. Collaborated with cross functional teams like Marketing, UX Design, Research and Industrial Design to identify key gaps and proposed studies to develop improved solutions.
- Contributed to the development of an ethnographic research plan for wearables. Collaborated with the research team to define questions, determine target participants, identify appropriate methods and establish a project timeline.Presented the research plan to key stakeholders.
-Planned and conducted an exploratory study on wearable use. Analysed data and presented a summary of key findings to stakeholders.


Co Founder and Chief Designer
MyNewsStudio, India (June 2013 – August 2015)

MyNewsStudio is a news platform for students.
- Provided creative leadership and established a user-first approach.
- Executed research studies and analyzed user behavior to define product features and interaction flows.
- Designed user interface, brand identity and creative strategy for marketing campaigns.
- Grew user base to ~10,000 paid users across 25 institutes.


Design Consultant
San Jose State University (January 2016- May 2016)

- Designed and developed (with wordpress) a website for SJSU College of Engineering’s Center for Service Systems Engineering and Innovation.

Elysium Labs, India (June 2015 – August 2015)

TurnedTables is a professional networking platform.
- Developed information architecture, task flow maps, wireframes and high fidelity visual design mockups.

Course Garage, India (December 2012 – April 2013)

CourseGarage is a MOOC platform for K-12 students.
- Conducted semi-structured user interviews, developed personas, defined information architecture and designed wireframes.
- Established brand language through identity design and illustrations.

Suryagarh, India (June 2010 – March 2011)

Suryagarh is a luxury boutique hotel in Jaisalmer.
- Defined retail experience and strategy for a lifestyle boutique hotel in Jaisalmer. Managed product development by artisans.


Industrial Design Intern
Episode, India (November 2009 – April 2010)

Episode is design and export house specializing in precious metal products.
- Conducted market research and competitive analysis for identifying product line gaps.
- Designed a range of corporate gifts crafted in silver that have been in continuous production since 2010. (Available for purchase in India.)

Magppie Retail Ltd, India (June 2009 – July 2009)

Magppie is India’s first lifestyle home accessories brand.
- Analysed design and manufacturing of luxury stainless steel products.

Education


MS, Human FactorS and Ergonomics
San Jose State University, California, USA

August 2015 – Present
GPA: 3.962/4


M.Design, Visual Communication
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India

2011-2013
CGPA: 9.75/10


B.Design, Accessory Design
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Gujarat, India

2006-2010
CGPA: 8.22/10



Publication


Facilitating Social Interaction in Public Space

Proceedings of Intelligent Interactive Technologies and Multimedia 2013, Allahabad, India, March 9-11, 2013. ISBN 978-3-642-37462-3. CCIS 276, pp. 89–101, 2013.



Skills


Competencies.

Information architecture, experience flows, persona development, journey maps, wireframing, low fidelity mockups, high fidelity visual design, interactive prototyping, heuristic evaluation, user research studies.


Tools.

Sketch, Axure, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Aftereffects, Morae, basics of HTML and CSS.

Contact

I'm seeking full time opportunities.

Are you looking for a detail oriented Interaction Designer trained in all aspects of User Experience Design? Will it help if she has transdisciplinary skills, is an excellent team player and values efficiency? Well then, give me a call.
Call Me
+1 857 200-7927
San Jose, California

Do you have any questions? Let’s talk!

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