Hi, I am Vikas Luthra!

A  narrative and systemic thinker, passionate about creative problem solving, suffering from UCD (user centered design) and interested in- 

USER EXPERIENCE Research & DESIGN 

I am pursuing Masters' in Human Computer Interaction at Georgia Tech [graduation date, May 2018].  In past, I have worked as UX Design and Research intern at Motorola, and UX Researcher and Designer at Samsung Research India for 2 years.

 
Currently, looking for full-time UX roles starting May 2018.

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About Me

 

Born in a small town in India, I have always been an introspective, intellectual  and curious being. I did my undergraduate education at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology in Guwahati, India , where I earned my Bachelor’s with Major in Design and Minor in Electronics and Communication engineering. Before coming to Georgia Tech, I worked for 2yrs as a User Experience Researcher and Designer at Samsung Research India

A narrative and systematic thinker, I love to understand deep human experiences and build ideas that improve people’s lives and have a positive impact  on the world around me. I am fascinated by problems that lie at the intersection of technology, design, and behavioral psychology. In past, I have worked in niche and exciting areas like Accessibility for visually impaired, Voice based personal agents, Macro behaviour and needs for low income youth in India, Enterprise UX, Learning and educational technology, and Digital health .

While not working, you could find me warming up with Punjabi Bhangra, doing cardio in a cricket field,  getting my energy back with cooking newly experimented Indian dish, and finally relaxing with strumming a new song on my guitar, reading a book about 'why's and how's' of human brain and behaviors, and having stimulating and informed "what next",  political and spiritual conversations .

 
..He had the perfect mix of inquisitiveness and zeal
— Sanjay Ghosh Chief Designer & Researcher at Samsung R&D Institute September 20, 2017, Sanjay managed Vikas directly
Hard working - deep thinking, attention to detail...Any organistaion would be proud to have him on-board.
— Pradeep Yammiyavar Professor and Head Dept of Design, IITG February 1, 2016, Pradeep was Vikas’ teacher
Gifted with a good adaptability, Vikas proved to be a reliable worker that commits himself to his duties and is able to come up with original solutions to complex problems.
— Florian Evéquoz Professor, University of Applied Sciences HES-SO; Senior Lecturer, University of Fribourg; Founder, datastory & Youser, Florian was Vikas’ mentor
 
 

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Experience

Motorola Solutions, Florida / UX Design and Research Intern 

 May ‘17-Aug’ 17 / Team 28 Labs- The Innovation Design Group

 

Samsung Research, India / UX Researcher & Designer / 2yrs

Jun’14-Jul’16 / Next Experiences with Technology (NXT) Group.

 

HESSO , Western Switzerland / UX Design Intern 

May’13- Jul’13 /Business informatics centre.

 

Cognizant Technology Solutions, India  / UX Design Intern 

May’12-Jul’12 / Cognizant Interactive-The design group.

 

Graduate Research Assistant / Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center (DILAC) 

Sept' 16 - Ongoing   UI/UX, Interaction Design, VR and Data Visualization

 

Education

M.S. in Human Computer Interaction / Georgia Institute of Technology.

Aug’16-May’18(expected).

GPA: 4.0/4.0

 

Bachelor of Interaction Design / Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.  [Minor in Electronics and communication engineering]

Jul’10- May’14

GPA: 8.62/10

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Sharing my Knowledge

 

 

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Say HellO!!!

vluthra3@gatech.edu
luthra.vikas07@gmail.com