I am a User Experience Researcher, programmer, and a life-long learner. I design and shape digital technologies
to solve real world human problems. My research interest broadly spans across personalization, multimodal interaction, and accessibility.
Design Thinking is an interesting methodology to approach a problem. It is
an iterative process to understand the user, define and redefine problems, explore alternative strategies, and challenge
Among the five stages of design thinking, the first three stages (Empathize, Define, Ideate) are the ones that I enjoy the most. I am specially very fond of the 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 | May 2019 - present
I am working as a remote UX consultant to Nitex.info. My responsibility is to recommend better design to support existing usability issues of the web platform, conduct user research to understand user 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. Sabrina and I are designing a system to help DFP track
their trainee progresses. DFP trainees are students across various departments from UBC, but they are required to fulfill certain requirements to get DFP certificate.
We have created a fillable PDF form to track student progress, while using Canvas as a long-term information repository.
Software Engineer (Android) | Lantas Tech | November 2014 - June 2015
I worked as a part-time Software Engineer on the Android platform to develop MenxApp, 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.
Read this medium article to learn more about MenxApp.
Graduate Research Assistant | UBC | January 2018 - present
My Master's thesis work is in the intersection of voice user interface, reading technology, and accessibility. I am investigating how people under
situational impairment can
skim read a document using audio (text-to-speech) in mobile context. For this research, I am investigating novel touch gestures and ways of incorporating
guidelines for voice reading in skim reading model.
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 worked as a Teaching Assistant in CPSC 344 Introduction to HCI course. I planned weekly reading and learning goals, prepared
and graded quizzes. I was the top contributor among six TAs in Piazza, students’ question-answer forum.
Teaching Assistant | UBC | September 2017 - December 2017
I worked 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).