about_me

User Experience Design and more

I have close to two decades of experience in delivering simple and intuitive experiences for products and communication.

As a designer, I have complete mastery over the medium I work with and can balance creativity and technology with equal aplomb. As a design leader, I bring this vast experience and an empathetic attitude together to make sure that teams are able to perform a lot more efficiently.

I have experience working with large organizations like Google and Yahoo as well as smaller startups. This helps me temper my work style to suit the business need. So my work style can be anything from being extremely disciplined to being greatly flexible. Or anything in between.

I also have experience working as a core individual contributor at some of India’s best advertising companies, thus giving me the ability to deliver a very holistic user experience.

Services offered

Interaction Design and Information Architecture: Be it working out the information architecture for a website or developing micro-interactions for mobile applications, I can provide insightful design solutions that help address your design requirements. From wireframing to mobile prototyping I can provide design direction for all your needs.

User Experience and Service Design: My approach to design is very holistic. While engagements may be on one of the dimensions mentioned here, the solutions I provide will encompass all points of view and possible issues. So the resultant user experience and service improvements will figure as prominent deliverables.

User Research: I collaborate with research partners in executing user research but would provide services to define the research strategy and methodology.

Design Thinking Workshops: I’m very familiar with Google Design Sprints and the IDEO Design Thinking Workshops and can facilitate this for your team. Be it addressing a well defined problem or trying to make sense of a vague problem area, I can help you navigate the haze.

Design Leadership: From mentoring teams, to creating and establishing processes, to effective hiring, you could use my services for a large number of design leadership needs.

Design Strategy: Creating long term strategic plans for either designer retention, setting future goals or improving the user experience.

 

Employment history

Oct 2015-Present: Independent User Experience Consultant.
Jan 2015-Sep 2015: Design Partner, Design Ventures.
Jan 2010-Dec 2014: Design Manager/Principal Designer, Yahoo.
Dec 2006-Dec 2009: Interaction Designer, Google.
Aug 2005-Dec 2006: Manager, User Interface, Dell Wyse, Bangalore.
Apr 2002-Aug 2005: Manager, User Interface, Digité, Mumbai.
Jan 2001-Mar 2002: Sr. Rich Media Designer, Wanadu, Mountain View, CA.
May 2000-Dec 2000: Sr. Rich Media Designer, Puretech Internet, Mumbai.
Dec 1999-Mar 2000: Rich Media Designer, Oven Digital, Sydney.
Nov 1998-Jan 1999: Sr. Copywriter, Ogilvy & Mather, Mumbai.
Apr 1997-Nov 1998: Sr. Copywriter and Designer, PSL-McCann Erickson, Mumbai.
May 1995-Mar 1997: Copywriter, FCB-Ulka, Mumbai. 

Education

1999-2000: Master of Multimedia Design (MMDes), University of Sydney
1991-1995: Bachelor of Engineering (Mech), University of Bombay 

 

More Details On Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/navneetnair

Download Resume: Navneet’s Resume

If you looking for design help, feel free to contact me.