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Kadambari Sahu

New Media Designer &
Electronics & Communication Engineer

PROJECTS

Exercise Connection - Autism: Remediation of Visual Exercise system into an iPad application

The existing physical exercise system and kit based on cards was to be remediated into an iPad application. Autistic individuals
can follow the visual instruction in interactive and playful manner to develop life skills and wellbeing. Contributed as interaction
and UX designer at DigiCorp.

Read Board - Social Reading Web Application and Web Browser Extension

An in house project initiated through ideation, research, conceptualization to wireframe. Contributed as interaction and UX
designer at DigiCorp.

iMusti - A media consumption app and eco system for iOS, Android and Web

An ongoing project at DigiCorp, contributed in UX for music application, video application and book reading application.

Rain Quotes - Gesture based Interactive Installation using Kinect sensor

Akalpya Imaginations created a playful installation showcasing the ethos of DigiCorp. Contributed in concept, design and
programming.

Diploma Project: Divine Response- Augmented Reality Installations:

A series of 2 installtions exploring the relationship between space, culture, ritual and interaction. These installations were created for promotion and exhibition of Shri Hanuman Chalisa animtion short film at Charuvi Design Labs, New Delhi.

Augmenting Architectural Spaces: Interactive Installation, Experience Design

This project is an interface for natural interaction in space through integration of computation & media into physical object and space. Space was studied considering the physical, behavioral affordances and characteristics. Interactive digital pond with fountain was made.

Drawing tools – Content creation, Adobe: Interaction Design, UI Design, UX Design, Research

Designed natural and engaging drawing experience for tablet utilizing its capabilities like form factor, multi-touch, gesture recognition.

Shabda Veer: Mobile Application, Research, Game Design

A comprehensive research on teaching Gujarati was conducted and on the basis of research “ShabdaVeer” an interactive and playful application for teaching Gujarati language was made.

inFashion: Mobile Application,
Academic Project done with IIM Ahmedabad and SDM-NID

This mobile application provides a platform for people to come together, consult stylists, know fashion trends and try products using augmented reality. It is aimed at making stylists approachable. It will let businesses to sell products & place focused advertisements.

Augmented Reality for Education: Interaction Design

An AR interface for visualization of inner structure was made for explaining internal working of skin, leaf and tree. Out of these skin and leaf was made for classroom learning while tree application was made for educating visitors in botanical garden in interactive and exciting way.

Approach Paper for heritage based redevelopment of Tajganj Agra: Ethnography, Research

This project was a design consultancy of NID for client Directorate of Tourism U.P. Government. Ethnographic research was conducted on field around Taj Mahal in team for duration of 14 days to understand the social and cultural dynamics in Tajganj.

Sustainability, Coexistence & Utopia: Experimental Animation, Sound Design

This abstract experimental animation illustrates “Out of box thinking”. The tools used for this animation are paper cut-outs and flash. Sound design and foley was done which included recreating various sounds, recording, editing, mixing and composing.

Furniture Design

As a part of open elective course ‘10 Day Material Based Approach’ material exploration was done. Aesthetic and innovative furniture.

EDUCATION

Post Graduation in New Media Design
2010-2012, National Institute of Design,
India

Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering
2004-2008, U.M.I.T, S.N.D.T University, Mumbai, India

Junior Diploma in Bhav Sangeet, Prayag Sangit Samiti
Diploma in Kathak Classical Dance

EXPERIENCE

  • Interaction Designer at DigiCorp, Ahmedabad, March - Till Date
  • Workshop at NID(Discipline: Toy and Game Design) on Augmented Reality, August - Till Date
  • Co-Founder and Interaction Designer at Akalpya Imaginations, March 2013 - Till Date
  • Design Consultant at Charuvi Design Labs, New Delhi, July-November, 2012
  • U.M.I.T, S.N.D.T. University, Visiting Faculty, June 2009 - June 2010
  • P.V. Polytechnic, S.N.D.T. University, Visiting Faculty January 2010 - June 2010
  • HatTrick Edventure Pvt Ltd, Instructor (Robotics), Feb 2009- Apr 2009

SKILLS

  • Application design, user interface design, experience design, game design, concept creation, user research, information
  • design, sound design, foley, general photography, rapid prototyping, video prototyping, GUI and TUI
  • Processing, Arduino, C, C++, Microsoft Office Suite
  • Balsamiq Mockups, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Premiere Pro
  • Languages: English, Hindi and Marathi

AWARDS/RECOGNITION

  • Nokia- Bhasha 2011, Finalist
  • USID India UX Design Awards 2012, Reimagining Illustrator for Tablet Devices, Silver Award
  • 1st prize winner in technical paper presentation in Rezonance’07(Intercollegiate level)
  • Qualifying position in Strawtegy Design competetion 360 degrees held under IEEE Bombay section
  • Passed Marathi Grade Examination
  • 2nd Prize Winner in Group Dance at Arcane Illusion ’05 and Arcane Illusion ‘06 Inter Collegiate Level, chereographed and performed

ABOUT ME

Hobbies: Reading, Poetry Writting, Paper Crafting, Teaching, Singing and Dancing
I am a team player, love exploring & experimentation.

Life Stream

Hi, my name is Kadambari. I am a New-Media Designer. Some of my creations are showcased here.