Vamsi Gadey
PRODUCT + DESIGN

School

I went to grad school at Indiana University for the Human Computer Interaction Design program.

This wonderfully diverse program taught me how to think like a designer. I am grateful to its faculty and students who helped me gracefully transition from being a geeky programmer to a passionate designer.

A few select projects from this time:

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 Snapster is a collaborative photo sharing desktop application. The unique design unifies the management environment and the sharing environment into one seamless experience.  Key features include:  - Peer to Peer (P2P) enables users to share images directly with their intended audiences. - Image tags, both user and system defined file attribute labels, produce an image file management system that abstracts away from the hierarchical file system on the hard disks.  Worked on a team of 6. Resulted in a paper submission to CHI.

Snapster is a collaborative photo sharing desktop application. The unique design unifies the management environment and the sharing environment into one seamless experience.

Key features include:

- Peer to Peer (P2P) enables users to share images directly with their intended audiences.
- Image tags, both user and system defined file attribute labels, produce an image file management system that abstracts away from the hierarchical file system on the hard disks.

Worked on a team of 6. Resulted in a paper submission to CHI.

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 Daytripper is a community based ride-sharing service for older adults. The service not only solves a transportation problem for this group of people at a risk of mobility - but also promotes social engagement and volunteering.  This service is enabled by an assistive smart keychain that: - Allows seniors to subscribe to ride-share pools - Get carpool notifications, updates and reminders  - Keep track of their credits and karma  - Make new friends on-the-go  Worked in a team of 3 with other two being students in computer science. My role was ethnographic user research and interaction design.

Daytripper is a community based ride-sharing service for older adults. The service not only solves a transportation problem for this group of people at a risk of mobility - but also promotes social engagement and volunteering.

This service is enabled by an assistive smart keychain that:
- Allows seniors to subscribe to ride-share pools
- Get carpool notifications, updates and reminders
- Keep track of their credits and karma
- Make new friends on-the-go

Worked in a team of 3 with other two being students in computer science. My role was ethnographic user research and interaction design.

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 Adobe® Flash® Professional software is a powerful authoring environment for creating animation and multimedia content.  Sound is mostly manipulated with ActionScript code which treats sound as a programming object and allows for precise control. In contrast, the developer's experience is incomplete and clunky when controlling sound through the graphical user interface (GUI).  Our design proposal includes a declarative (point & click) way of controlling sound through the Flash GUI in a precise and predictable way.  Worked in a team of 3. My role was user research and prototyping.   

Adobe® Flash® Professional software is a powerful authoring environment for creating animation and multimedia content.

Sound is mostly manipulated with ActionScript code which treats sound as a programming object and allows for precise control. In contrast, the developer's experience is incomplete and clunky when controlling sound through the graphical user interface (GUI).

Our design proposal includes a declarative (point & click) way of controlling sound through the Flash GUI in a precise and predictable way.

Worked in a team of 3. My role was user research and prototyping.