Hey there, I'm Varun!

I'm an experience designer who follows an evidence based approach to design products and solutions that are beautiful, functional and delightful to use.

I'm a Human Computer Interaction and Industrial Design double master's student at Georgia Tech and have previously worked at Pandora and Home Depot as a UX designer.

When I'm not working in studio, you'd find me playing ping pong, traversing the lands of Hyrule on my Switch, and exploring Atlanta on my sports bike.

Check out my work! 


Featured Projects

Wearable Food Tracking
A simplified food tracking experience designed around inclusive principles for the Apple Watch
A head up display for motorcycle riders that enables them to navigate with minimal external distraction
A VR tool to help UX designers and researchers test prototypes in a virtual space to capture better data easily
Master's Thesis, Human Computer Interaction

Design Exercises

An Uber Pool feature that aims to help passengers be more confident during the pick up experience
Uber Pool Occupancy Experience
Kleiner Perkins Fellowship Design Challenge
An experience that allows incoming college students to pair with mentors in a fun and delightful way
Google Design Challenge 2020
An assortment of quick weekend
exercises done for fun, typically at
a coffee shop in Atlanta
Coffee Shop Exercises

Industry Projects

The Home Depot

Worked as a full stack UX designer in the Home Services organization at the Home Depot for a year. I was the design lead on two major projects:

  • 3 kitchen configurator apps that were schedule to roll out to ~3000 associates.

  • A production ready Google Home voice agent that automates a store service.

Worked on a project with Square for the HCI Research Methods course where we designed a platform that provides Square merchants with an omni-channel experience to foster growth and economic expansion.

Worked with Delta Airlines to redesign the beverage storage options for the 2018 Delta Airlines 777 fleet. My team designed a storage bay that increased the beverage packing capacity by 20%.

Worked on a project with Philips Respironics for the Graduate Industrial Design Studio course where we designed and physically prototyped a wearable version of the Philips SimplyGo Mini oxygen concentrator.

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