Hi I'm MONIKA VERMA
Graduate student in Human-Computer Interaction master program
Rochester Institute of Technology, New York.
I have done my Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering and clearly I have transitioned my career from engineer to a designer. I have acquired skills in industrial design and product design.
The in depth understanding of user needs and their pain points of product experience motivated me to design with user centered approach. I am passionate about understanding the “Why’s” and “How’s” behind design decision which is why I aspire to become a UX researcher and a designer in profession.
My time at RIT introduced me to the importance of accessibility and its necessity. I developed an interest in it and have been taking steps towards widening my ideas towards inclusive ideas and putting empathy factors into it. I am training myself into research and practical aspects of it.
I am currently working as a researcher at RIT with my professors Ming Ming Fan on my capstone project in which we are trying to explore the communication challenges of a COVID-19 patient during isolation after COVID treatment in hospital or at home. We are trying to understand the aspects of design opportunities for helping the community and make such pandemic time easier on the general public. As a researcher , I am also involved in exploring the challenges of deaf and hard of hearing drivers with Prof. Roshan Peiris and Prof. Tae oh at Rochester Institute of technology.
Rochester Institute of Technology - Graduate Research Assistant
Rochester , NY
May '20 - Present
Gen9 Inc - Design Engineer Intern
Jul '19 - Dec '19
Headways Communications - Technical Advisor
Aug '15 - Aug '17
Languages / Databases:
Python, Embedded C, C#, C++, SQL, Laser Cutting, 3D printing
Web and Mobile Technologies :
Figma, Sketch, Adobe XD, Axure, Balsamiq, Invision, Fusion 360, Solid Works