e-mail: sjb1542@rit.edu | http://www.anirudhbhandaram.com
Seeking a User Experience Research or Design position. Available Immediately.
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY GPA: 3.9/4.0
Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction; Degree Expected: September 2011
Relevant Courses: Usability Testing, User-Centric Design Methods, Usability Engineering, Eye Tracking Theory and Applications, Advanced Topics in HCI, Foundations of HCI, Research Methods, Programming for the Web, Graphical Elements of the UI.

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Andhra Pradesh, India
Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science Engineering; May 2007
Work Experience
Paychex Inc., Rochester, NY
Usability Testing Intern, 03/11 - 05/11
Led a research effort aimed at understanding and improving client-facing reports. Responsibilities include planning, recruiting, site visit and telephone interviews, contextual inquiry, note taking, data analysis and usability report creation.

Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY
Human Factors Intern, 06/10 - 09/10
Worked with another intern to develop solutions for user interface workflow design in a relatively short timeframe. Responsibilities included Design Research, User Needs Analysis, Interaction Design, Wireframing and high level Prototyping for retail products and software. Developed High-Level Prototypes for Usability testing

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Teaching Assistant, 03/09 - present
Assist students as a teaching assistant in the following courses: Interface Design and Development, Web Foundations, Introduction to Web Development, Introduction to Multimedia and Introduction to Interactive Media.
Research Assistant - Eye Tracking, 09/10 - 11/10
Notetaker, 09/08 - 11/09
Assisted deaf and hard of hearing students in classes by taking notes.

Infosys Technologies Limited, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Software Engineer, 06/07 - 07/08
Course Based Projects

User-Centered Design Methods
Applied Scenario Based Design and Contextual Design methods to a project involving a self-checkout system. Conducted contextual inquiry, created activity, information & interaction design scenarios, claims analysis and storyboards. Created individual and consolidated work models, Redesigned work practices using visioning and storyboarding and created a user environment design diagram.

Usability testing on www.datamentor.org
Conducted a usability test on www.datamentor.org. Identified and recruited users, created a test plan, conducted pilot and actual usability tests, collected and analyzed relevant data, created the usability test report and presented results.

Usability Engineering (Gym Software Design)
Designed touch screen gym software, which helps gym users accomplish basic tasks. Created stakeholder personas and scenarios, created low and high fidelity prototypes and after intensive testing, created the final software.

Eye Tracking study
Examined the viewing behavior of users visiting Chipotle's online ordering website using an SMI remote eye-tracker. Answered research questions like "What is the first item that attracts users, when viewing the website?" and "Is there a significant difference in viewing behavior of the Chipotle website users when engaging in different tasks?


Usability Engineering and Testing
Persona development, task analysis, heuristic evaluations, prototype development, participant recruiting, test session moderation, test plan creation, data analysis, usability report creation.

User-Centered Design
Contextual inquiry, scenario-based design & contextual design methods, design scenarios, storyboarding and work modeling

Eye Tracking
Experience with SMI/Tobii and ASL Eye Trackers and their respective software

Web Development
PHP, xHTML, XML, XSLT, CSS, jQuery, JavaScript, Wordpress

Research Design
Qualitative Research, Research Surveys and Analysis

Prototyping Tools
Adobe Flash CS3, Adobe Fireworks, Photoshop and Adobe Dreamwwaver

Acrobat, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel

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