Worked on the design challenge as a part of my interview process for a product design position

The Challenge

Create a web or mobile app screen that enables a customer to visualize how well their investment portfolio is performing, including gains and losses.

The primary focus should be on visual design, information design, and interaction design. We are interested in how well you incorporate color theory and present beautiful, intuitive, and engaging visual design for a mobile or web app.

The Solution

I designed NVST, an easy-to-use portfolio management web app for budding investors who are passionate about investing but lack knowledge about the…

Worked on the design challenge as a part of my interview process with a Fortune-100 company.

Design Prompt

Valentina leads sales and business development for a Fortune 500 company. She travels 3 out of 4 weeks in the month, and when she travels, it’s almost always internationally. Between all her travel to different time zones and a busy meeting schedule in different cities, she finds it challenging to keep up with her calendar and know when things are actually scheduled.

Design a mobile calendar application that is smart enough to suggest meeting times, accounts for changing time zones, and is proactively working…

Worked on this design/research challenge as a part of my interview process with an enterprise software company.

The Challenge

Improve the design of an enterprise web application that is heavy on grids (data tables). In particular, change the design of a grid that needs to scale to potentially thousands of rows and support multiple actions for each row.

The first task is researching the common design paradigms, specifically grids that need to scale to large numbers of rows and provide up to 5 actions per each row. …

with Xueyin Liu (Airy) & Pengfai Cai

Launched in 2016, Apple CarPlay is an in-vehicle infotainment system that incorporates iPhone’s features in a car’s built-in display providing a smarter and safer way for drivers to use these features on the move. With this study, we wanted to understand how new and experienced users make use of the interface in conjunction with Siri and what are the usability issues they face while doing so.

Recruitment and User Demographics

We created a Recruitment Questionnaire and sent out the survey to different student-led Facebook and Whatsapp groups. We wanted to make sure the user:

  • Is at least…

Visualizing Airbnb listings and reviews to help travelers select a perfect vacation home.

Photo by Outsite Co on Unsplash

Vacationers are moving away from traditional hotels and opting for Airbnbs and similar home rental services [1]. These platforms provide travelers with a comfortable place to stay at a fraction of the price of a hotel. Although cheaper than most hotels, Airbnbs are still considered less reliable by travelers due to their inconsistent experiences [2]. This unreliable nature of Airbnbs makes it hard for travelers to select the right home and/or host for their stay which can lead to some unfortunate circumstances (You can read some of the horror stories here).

To tackle this problem, I created visualization dashboards that…

Providing a visual way to explore user-authored annotations.

Photo by Lukas from Pexels.

Annotating is the process of associating extra information to a particular point or aspect of data. In visualization, since the data is typically read-only, it is one of the few ways to change a visualization. This process of annotation helps analysts document key observations, derive insights, and easily communicate findings with others. Prior research has identified this process as one of the key steps in enabling iterative visual analysis of data. Currently, a lot of data analysis tools support annotations, but they present these user-authored comments in a linear or textual format…

My experience as a UX Research Intern at Cisco Webex

After a long and tedious job hunt, I had finally gotten the opportunity to work as a UX Research Intern at one of the leading tech companies in the world. It was a chance for me to gain quality industry exposure and learn from some of the most experienced professionals in the field. Both excited and anxious, I stepped into the office determined to work my hardest and make the most of this opportunity. …

Anam Bhatia

UX Design @ Rubrik

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