A Research Study On Designing A Holistic Education Program At The University Of Washington

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Design is omnipresent; it permeates everything that tickles our sensory perceptions. The sheer brilliance of a powerful design lies in it being a transparent medium that allows flawless, intuitive and delightful interactions between people and machines. I envision myself as a UX designer, firmly rooted by HCI principles, who is able to act as a bridge between the technologists building a product and the people using this technology. I am positive that the MHCI+D program at the University of Washington will guide me towards the next level and help me reach my goal. My undergraduate studies at the Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) – Pilani, India, has prepared me phenomenally well for the MHCI program. Aside from graduating with first division from the most sought-after department (Computer Science) at India’s premier educational institution, my academic experience provided me with an environment to perceive and experience multiple cultures and a variety of human behavioral patterns. This contributed to a holistic education, set to act as a solid foundation for a successful future in the human computer interaction domain. When I joined Intuit 6 years ago as a college graduate. I was tasked with redesigning the website for “The Rakum Schools for the Blind”, an NGO in Bangalore, India. While design is results-driven, imbibing the principles of art is key to creating intelligent emotional experiences. Therefore, in addition to introducing an e-donation portal, I

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