My name is Siriveena - you can call me Siri for short!

I’m a multi-disciplinary product designer passionate about creating engaging, impactful product experiences. I recently completed my Master’s in Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University, where I had the opportunity to work at NASA Ames Research Center for my capstone project.

I have always been inspired by people and their stories.

My love for human-centered narratives led me to obtain a degree in psychology. I have always appreciated the nuances of human behavior – how even the subtlest of changes could have the biggest impact on one’s being. 

As an undergraduate research assistant, I learned to draw qualitative insights from large pools of quantitative data and understand the complexities of experimental design. Though I did not know it at the time, I constantly approached these situations through a design lens by empathizing with target groups and applying research methodologies to help solve population-specific problems. Despite loving the analytical, research-oriented aspects of my college career, I longed for the creativity and expression that the arts provided. My desire to merge these passions led me to UX design - a space that embraces both critical thought and artistic direction.

Since then, I have designed solutions for a range of industries, from startups and nonprofits to large enterprises and government entities. Working in these agile environments not only taught me how to utilize user-centered principles to solve complex business problems,  but also pushed me to grow as both a designer and researcher.

When I’m not designing, you can find me scouting out local cafés, making some sort of art, or eating too much bread.

I’d love to hear your story! 

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