Designing for Azure Cloud Design Studio at Microsoft India (R&D) Pvt. Ltd.
Hi, I am Arijit, a Digital Product Designer, currently working for the Azure Cloud Design Studio at MSIDC, Microsoft India (R&D) Pvt. Ltd. Most recently, I was associated with Ola Electric Mobility Pvt. Ltd. defining various digital products, services and automotive experiences for an electric mobility ecosystem in the country. Over the years, I've been fortunate enough to work on various challenges on mobility for the future world. Feel free to reach out if you want to discuss about Automotive UX, Connected Vehicles, Future Cities, Megatrends, EVs.
I pursued my Masters (M.Des) in Interaction Design from National Institute of Design, India, during which I spent a winter semester at the Industrial Design Dept. at Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin, Germany, as an international exchange student exploring and learning new design cultures at a truly global platform, besides sustaining at sub zero temperatures.
Several years of experience into building products with technology and then with design, helps my cause in defining products more holistically, trying to create a fine balance between idealism and pragmatism. My belief for Knowledge is Power drives my interest in varied subjects and that encouraged me into writing and sharing my experiences on Medium and in my travelogue Drifting Meridians. Stories galore, I have featured in community blogs like UX Planet, Prototypr, Muzli & Marvelapp.
I love playing badminton, cooking, gardening, travelling and exploring new places, new cultures, new food, and natürlich I am pretty active on Instagram but on weekends and occasionally on mid-week nights (maybe we are here to stay in the UEFA Champions League), I'm all glued to the screen fist pumping for Liverpool FC. A sense of belonging and acceptance drives my passion and emotions as an avid sports buff.