Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama
I am Anirudh Nagraj, an aspiring User Experience Professional. From a very young age, I have been drawn towards accessibility, and how I can be of help to people. Before I stepped foot into the world of UX, I was employed as a Software Developer. That gig was cool but it rocked me to my core, and significantly altered my thought process. I started questioning about the why’s instead of simply going ahead with specifics. This led to me to touch the passion waters again and pursue a master’s degree in Human-Centered Computing (Yay me! for that).
I have been involved in user research from the time I joined the university. I am currently investigating the navigational habits of people who are blind and looking at ways in which a user-centered approach can increase accessibility. My projects have taken me from blind schools to house-holds with acute water shortages to sitting on an office chair, working on company projects, to sitting in a classroom again. Only this time, I ponder on how to make people’s lives easier through better design through my efforts in the world of UX.
I love travelling, (Scaled mountain peaks, visited deserts, trudged deep inside waterfalls..) exploring new stuff along the way, and always on the lookout for a new challenge. As an avid lover of soccer ⚽, I do not miss a single game of the clubs I support (Some passion, ha-ha!) . I am a firm believer of chat 💬 over a cup of coffee ☕. If there is no coffee, I just love a chat. These are just glimpses into the tiny world of mine.
I believe that everyone has a story to tell. My story is just unfolding.