Human-Computer Interaction Researcher | User Experience Researcher | Programmer
I am a User Experience Researcher, programmer, and life-long learner. I design and shape digital technologies
to solve real world human problems. I am broadly interested in personalization, multi-modal interaction, and accessibility.
I am currently a second year Master's student of Computer Science at The University of British Columbia (UBC). My specialisation is in Human-Computer Interaction. I am supervised
by Dr. Joanna McGrenere and Dr. Dongwook
Yoon. I am part of the Designing for People (DFP) research cluster in UBC. Previously, I did my
undergrad in Computer Science and Engineering at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).
Design Thinking is an interesting methodology to approach a problem. It is
an iterative process to understand the user, define and redefine problems and alternative strategies to solve those problems, and challenge
Among the five stages of design thinking, the first three stages are the ones that I enjoy the most. I am specially very fond of empathize stage. I
enjoy observing human activities to learn how and why they do what they do. For human-centered design, I believe that observing human processes help you
find the right design.
UX Consultant | NITEX.info | May 2019 - present
I am working as a remote UX consultant to Nitex.info. My responsibility is to recommend better design to support reported usability issues of their web platform, conduct user research to understand user's needs, recommend
design ideas to meet user and market demands for the future.
Graduate Academic Assistant | DFP@UBC | February 2019 - present
I am working with Dr. Sabrina Hauser where I am designing an online and paper-based ecosystem to track the progress of trainees as they complete
the DFP CREATE program. I have provided
recommendations on the technology to use and a map of how to organize academic information.
Software Engineer (Android) | Lantas Tech | November 2014 - June 2015
I worked as a part-time Software Engineer on the Android platform to develop Yello!, a contact management app. I designed and developed a duplicate
contact resolution algorithm and its supporting user interface. I co-developed contact list creation and sharing feature, and notification management system.
Graduate Research Assistant | UBC | January 2018 - present
My Master's thesis work is in the intersection of voice user interface, educational technology, and accessibility. I am investigating how people under
situational impairment can
skim read a document using auditory mode (text-to-speech) in mobile context. I am investigating novel interaction techniques, improving memory for meaning experience
through enhancing auditory cues, and complementing visual and auditory perceptions through novel multimodal interactions.
Graduate Research Assistant | BUET | October 2015 - August 2017
I contributed in two major projects. In the first project, I contributed in the design of a low cost digital braille reading pen for visually impaired children
in Bangladesh. I also contributed in the pre-design ethnography, study design, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and academic writing. In the second
project, I designed and developed a system to locate victims of urban disasters of Bangladesh. This system is infrastructure independent and deployed ad hoc,
only requiring victim's smartphone to help rescuers locate the victim.
Teaching Assistant | UBC | September 2018 - December 2018
I served as a Teaching Assistant in CPSC 344 Introduction to HCI course. The course instructor was Dr. Dongwook Yoon. I planned weekly goals and I prepared
and graded quizzes. I was the top contributor among six TAs in students’ question-answer forum (Piazza).
Teaching Assistant | UBC | September 2017 - December 2017
I served as a Teaching Assistant in APSC 160 Introduction to Computation course. I assisted the instructor and students during weekly lectures. I conducted
weekly sessionals and graded assignments.
Lecturer (part time) | AUST | April 2017 - August 2017
I served as a part time lecturer for a semester at Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST), Bangladesh. I conducted sessionals for
Software Engineering course (Computer Science department) and Introduction to Programming course (Textile Engineering).