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UX DESIGN PORTFOLIO PALASH SOMANI


PERSONAL INFO

PALASH SOMANI

11 December 1993 Indian palashsomani2010@gmail.com +353-857832760 Hello! I am Palash Somani. I am an aspiring Interaction Designer. I love exploring new opportunities and working on varied and different projects to constantly improve my skillset. INTERESTS


EDUCATION & WORK

ACHIEVEMENTS XVIth Annual NOSPlan National Convention 2014 - Event Organizer and Graphics Designing Team Head

2011 Bakshi’s Springdales Sr. Sec. School, Kota (10+2) CBSE Education Certificate 2015 School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal Bachelor of Planning 2018 University of Limerick, Ireland Masters in Interactive Media August 2015-June 2016 Nhance Design Studio Architect-Planner July 2016-Present Motion Education Pvt. Ltd. UX/UI Designer

August 2016-Present Anahad Foundation Branding Coordinator September 2016-Present Chefow Graphics Designer

2D

3D

PhotoShop CC, CorelDraw X7, Illustrator CC

Hindi (Native) English (Advanced) IELTS 7.0

Google Sketchup 8, V-Ray Adobe XD, Proto.io, Paper Prototyping, Balsamiq, Invisionapp, Atomic.io

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LANGUAGE

C (Arduino), Java(Processing3), Max7, PureData, HTML5(Dreamweaver CC) Adobe Animate CC Premiere Pro CC, Sony Vegas Pro 11, Camtasia 8 Microsoft Office, Adobe Muse CC, Wekinator (Machine Learning)

July 2016 E-Guru app UX and UI Design July 2016 Drive me Home app UX and UI Design Nov 2015 Onfriday.tv app UX and UI Design Nov 2016 Habitastic website UX and UI Design June 2016 Backyard Renter website UX and UI Design

MAJOR PROJECTS

July 2016-Present 64-Bit Consultants Web Design Consultant

SKILLS

Equals International Music Festival India 2017 Branding Coordinator and Core Committee Member


User Experience Design


your personal e-learning platform

e-guru is an android tablet platform based e-learning app project that would help students to prepare for competitive exams, give them 24x7 access to classroom lectures, analyze their skills and knowledge, manage their daily study routine and help them with educational assistance and advice without a need to go anywhere. e-guru app is currently in its development phase and is a project of Motion Education Pvt. Ltd. , Kota, Rajasthan (IND)


Design Process Research

Scenarios

Information Architecture

Wireframing

Qualitative research in the form of interviews and conversations with relevant people to analyze current trends, user thinking, conďŹ&#x201A;ict points and UX gaps

Scenarios like what are the different tasks the our target users do, and what are the struggles they face while doing them

Drawing the concept into a structure for an application, that allows us to understand where we are as users, and where the information we want is in relation to our position

Developing the basic structural design of the app to deďŹ ne the hierarchy of items on a screen and communicate what the items on that page should be based on user needs.

Persona

Concept

User Flows

Analyzing daily routine and lifestyle of the users and the ways in which they are facing problems and challenges in their daily life.

Drawing the conclusion of the research and developing a concept to address the needs and necessary UX Gaps

Developing a ďŹ&#x201A;owchart/walkthrough of the app for user, how the user will be interacting with the app and how he will reach his target action


Persona

Scenarios Scenario 1: Vaibhav has a query which he wants to clear. He goes to the helpdesk to put his query forward but no one is present at the helpdesk since it is lunch time. He waits for an hour before the person at the helpdesk arrives and addresses his issue.

Scenario 2: Name: Vaibhav Sharma Age: 18 years old Occupation: Student(JEE Aspirant) Location: Kota, Rajasthan

Name: Shalini Kashyap Age: 17 years old Occupation: Student(JEE Aspirant) Location: Kota, Rajasthan

Vaibhav is calm natured boy from Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh and first came to Kota in 2015 which was an entirely new place for him. He joined Motion Education Pvt. Ltd. to take coaching and follows a similar daily routine to manage his coaching timings and self study schedule.

Shalini is a playful, restless girl from Delhi. She is carefree and finds it hard to follow a timetable she makes on her own. Regardless her playful attitude, she is very sincere towards her studies. She also suffers from chronic illness which creates a lot of trouble for her due to frequently missed lectures.

Daily Routine

Daily Routine

WEEKDAYS

WEEKDAYS

Coaching

Assignments 4 hours

6 hours

Self-Study

Sleep

6 hours

6 hours

WEEKENDS

Coaching

Assignments

6 hours

Shalini is not well and can’t go to the coaching institute to take lectures and hence misses them. Two days later, she goes to the coaching institute just to find that she has missed a lot and is now unable to catch up with the rest of the batch. Ultimately, she borrows notes from a friend and tries to understand the missed lectures himself but still can’t fully understand everything.

Scenario 3: Vaibhav goes to the coaching institute every Sunday to give his weekly review test but his performance is going down constantly. Although he can check the scores, he is unable to understand in which particular topics he is very weak in which has left him confused and unable to figure out what to do in this situation.

Self-Study

Spend time with friends

Sleep

5 hours

2-3 hours

4 hours

3 hours

WEEKENDS

Review Test

Relax/Chill out

Sleep

Review Test

Shopping/Party

Sleep

8 hours

4-5 hours

8 hours

8 hours

5-6 hours

4 hours

Pain Points

Unable to get information on time Loss of valuable time due to delays from management Loss of study and valuable time in covering the missed lectures Failure at self-analysis due to insufficient information in performance report


Solution

Downloadable Classroom Video Lectures for all the subjects

Topic based mockup test series and quizzes with a completely statistical self-analysis system

24x7 online assistance through an in-built messenger to put forward user’s queries anytime they want

Pre-planned student annual planner to organize their daily schedule with automatic notification alarms as per lecture timings

Important details about events, extra classes, exams, change in lecture timings and holidays through live notifications


User Flows Open Conversation Dashboard (Landing Screen)

Login

Conversations Add new Query

Register /Login Select Class & Target Exam

Register

Subject

Topic List

Set Exam Date Schedule

Sub Topic

Video Lectures

Buy License

Bookmark

Planner

Programmed Annual Planner

New Screen

Classroom Problem Sheet / Quiz

Pop-Up Dialog Box

Expand List


Wireframing User details and license information will be displayed on this panel

First-time users will receive a unique activation code to login which would act as a 1year license

Clicking on Subject Statistics will take the user to the topics list of the subject

Topic Information regarding the completion status and no. of lectures covered Sub-Topic Analysis for students to identify their strong points, weak points and consistency in that particular topic

Topics list with sub-topics in a expand list format

Questions in text as well as pictorial form will be displayed followed by 4 multiselectable options and a submit button. User will also be able to see how many attempts and how much time he took to solve the question and can bookmark important questions


User will be able to download and watch the video lecture of any of the listed topics from the topic list. He will also be able to take screenshot with an inbuilt button, fastforward the video and create and view bookmarks on the video to jump to a particular

Queries list with subject of the issue followed by detailed issue which will be address through a chat conversation with the answerable person.

Button to add a new query which would lead to a pop-up dialogue box to fill the query details.

A pre-programmed planner for students which will have automatic alarm notifications for the classroom lecture of the whole year, schedule for selfstudy and a button to add additional tasks to be notified.

Opening a query will lead to this conversation screen where the answerable person can chat with the user to address his issue. User as well as the addressee will also be able to send and receive documents and pictures


App UI Design


User Experience Design


RideShare Ride Share is a test project based on android platform which was developed to facilitate employees of a company to share rides within their corporate network on pre-ďŹ xed rates. RideShare is designed to work only for a limited corporate network which would enable their employees to share their rides with those who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t own a vehicle and also help them cut their commuting costs.


Design Process Research

Information Architecture

Persona

Qualitative research in the form of interviews and conversations with relevant people to analyze current trends, user thinking, conflict points and UX gaps

Analysis of the users’ lifestyle, nature and work profile; the mode of commute to the workplace and cost analysis for monthly transportation.

Drawing the concept into a structure for an application, that allows us to understand where we are as users, and where the information we want is in relation to our position

Story

Concept

A Story/ Scenario which led to the idea of the app and its need and future dependability factor.

Drawing the conclusion of the research and developing a concept to address the needs and necessary UX Gaps

Wireframing Developing the basic structural design of the app to define the hierarchy of items on a screen and communicate what the items on that page should be based on user needs.


Story

But one day, she tries to book a cab twice but gets cancelled from the driver side both the times since the drivers are too far away from her location.

Ms. Malini leaves home for work at 9:30 AM so that she could reach her office by 10:00 AM. She doesn’t have her own vehicle to commute and takes a cab everyday.

About half an hour later facing all the troubles while booking a cab, she spots a colleague’s car passing through her way and he stops his car and gives her a ride to the work.

Although she reaches her office but she is half an hour late for work and suffers a fractional salary cut due to late attendance.

Persona

Ms. Malini Ramanathan, 26 Software Engineer in Pune Confident and Money-minded

Malini is a resident of Chennai and is staying away from home to earn a living in Pune. She is confident, independent and is very self-conscious about her surroundings. She doesn’t own a vehicle but prefers to take a cab ride instead of a public transit facility. She earns about 30000 rupees per month and her monthly transportation expenses are about 2500-3000 rupees. Although she tries to look for a cheaper mode of transport whenever available to save money.

Mr. Rahul Tiwari, 24 Web designer in Pune Cool, Chilled-out and Spendthrift

Rahul is working as a Web Designer in the same company as Ms. Malini. He is a resident of Pune and is carefree about spending money. He goes to work by his own car. Earns about 22000 rupees per month and his monthly expense on transportation is about 5000 rupees. He loves having a company around, specially while travelling.


Potential Analysis Vehicle Ownership Status:

54% don’t own a vehicle

46% own a private vehicle

33% own a fourwheeler

67% own a twowheeler

75% Male

Average cost of Transportation:

User Survey:

2500 rupees 12% Users 700 rupees 36% Users

1000 rupees 1% Users

People with private vehicles

Average Cost

Average Cost

People without private vehicles

3000 rupees 51% Users

2000 rupees 32.6% Users 1200 rupees 67% Users

50 rupees 0.4% Users 3-wheeler

Cab Service

Bus

Shares Ride with Friend

Mode of Commute People use different modes of transport to commute to the workplace. It was found that a majority of the users avail cab service to commute to the workplace. Also, cab services were found out to be the costliest mode of transportation. Interestingly a fraction of people already share rides with their friends to go to work.

25% Female

Potential Ride-Sharers

The vehicle ownership status survey was checked to know the availability of potential ride sharers which was found to be 6% over the required need assuming every car can accommodate 4 passengers excluding the driver. Gender based availability was checked as women may prefer the company of women riders due to safety and socialcomfort factors.

2-wheeler

4-wheeler

Bicycle

If the company start an interorganisation carpooling services amongst its employees at very nominal costs, would you like to avail the services?

12% NO

88% YES

A User Survey was done to find whether the employees are actually willing to use the service or not. The reason was found out to be a whooping 88% in the favor of the proposal. 12% people who denied the use of the service had reasons which were mostly cost effectiveness which according to them was more with the use of mass public transit services.

Mode of Commute A majority of the vehicle owning people use 2-wheelers to commute to the workplace. The employees who use 4-wheelers usually travel alone and mostly have a passenger space of about 3-4 people. A small fraction of people also use bicycles to go to the work.

The Conclusion drawn from the surveys and primary statistical data was that people believe that starting the car pooling within their corporate network will not only help them cutting their monthly travel cost but also help them get to know their other colleagues from different departments. Currently the availability can be easily fulfilled and and the development of an app to avail the service is required.


Information Architecture Signup/ Login

Login

Profile

Sign up

Search a Ride

Receive OTP

Add Friend

Available Drivers

Get Location

Book Ride

Message

Sidebar Menu

Ride History

Notifications

New Screen

Messages

Rate Card

Friend list

Slide Sidebar

Friend Requests

Logout

Action Buttons

Request Call


App UI Design


User Experience Design


HelpmeOut HelpmeOut is an android platform based social service app folio project. The app is dedicated to provide simple, user-friendly interface to avail emergency services which can be used to help ourselves or to help others in emergency conditions like ambulance, police, ďŹ restation etc. The app is highly dependent on location mapping and has other features like clicking snaps and sending them directly to the governing depts. and national/international/local media handles and provide locations for people who are starving for food.


Design Process Research

Scenarios

App Flow

Qualitative research in the form of interviews and conversations with relevant people to analyze current trends, user thinking, conflict points and UX gaps

Scenarios like what are the different tasks the our target users do, and what are the struggles they face while doing them

Developing a flowchart to follow the flow of the app that will lead us to the desired action

Persona

Concept

Analysis of the users’ lifestyle, nature and work profile; the mode of commute to the workplace and cost analysis for monthly transportation.

Drawing the conclusion of the research and developing a concept to address the needs and necessary UX Gaps

Wireframing Developing the basic structural design of the app to define the hierarchy of items on a screen and communicate what the items on that page should be based on user needs.


Persona

Scenarios Scenario 1:

Name: Utsav Singh Chandel Age: 26 years old Occupation: Neurologist Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan Ustav hails from Ludhiana and works as a neurologist at Modi Fortis Hospital. He is an expert in his field and handles his cases with ease. He is very dedicated towards his work and does whatever he can to bring a patient back to his well-self. He is also not money-minded and puts the priority of life before earning money.

Ustav is in his car when he sees a girl at the side of the silent road with her head bleeding and her vehicle collapsed at some distance. He applies emergency first aid measures and calls ambulance who are having a hard time searching the lesser known location. Though the girl reaches hospital safely, the situation could have gotten worse if the ambulance was a little too late.

Scenario 2: Name: Raman Singh Rajput Age: 32 years old Occupation: Lawyer Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan Raman is a Jaipur based lawyer and a specialist in handling property related cases. He is a disciplined man with sharp and clean looks and follows a proper timetable through his day. He only takes cases which are high yielding and tends to ignore/avoid small, petty cases considering them a waste of time and energy.

Name: Jusleen Kaur Age: 25 years old Occupation: Beautician Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan Jusleen is a professional beautician from New Delhi and has her own beauty parlor/salon in Jaipur. She is very concerned about skins and wants everyone’s skin to look perfect. She also takes good care of her own grooming and treatment and is very money-oriented. While being money-oriented, she doesn’t stop herself from spending her money on herself and ever others whenever she wants to.

Raman is on his way to home when he is stopped by some people who are then trying to threaten him to drop the case or else he will die. He cannot call the police in front of them or else he will get in trouble. He has no choice but to momentarily agree to withdraw the case and believes he could have handled it if he had a discreet way to contact the police.

Scenario 3: Jusleen is in having dinner with her family but there is a lot of dinner which is left. She thinks of giving it to some poor people around her block but is unable to find one in their posh society. All the food which could have been a good meal for a whole familygoes to waste the next day.

Pain Points

Difficulty finding locations No user-friendly and discreet way to contact emergency services Problem providing hassle-free services so that anyone could help Failure of situation analysis due to insufficient information in report


Solution

Pinpointing exact location of the incident / emergency area through GPS

Fast and easy access to send and receive information on the go while following least number of steps to do so

Development of a database to connect with every possible helpful resource locally and nationally available with ease

Designing userfriendly and already familiar interface options so that people can use the app easily without getting confused while navigating


App Flows

New Screen

Entry Box/ Button function Expand List

Landing Screen

(Swipable options)

Ambulance

Police

GPS Location Detection

Enter scenario details

Hit Send Button

Firestation

Self-Location

Food Urgency

Incident Snap

GPS Location Detection

GPS Location Detection

Click Picture of the incident

Select Contact(s)

Select no. of people who can eat

Write Description

Hit Send Button

Hit Send Button

Select Media/Dept.

Source(s)

Hit Send Button Location will be auto-sent


Wireframing Settings and About Swipable Mode Options

Header

DATABASE

CONTACTS

GPS Detected Location

Contact List

Map Snapshot Button Flash Mode GPS Button

Landing Screen Write a scenario description

Camera Switch GPS Detected Location

Send with Location

Snapshot Screen Select Contacts button

Contacts Screen

Send with Location


App UI Design

HelpmeOut


User Interface Design


Profile for Palash Somani

UX design portfolio  

A glimpse of my work done in UX and UI design during 2015-2017

UX design portfolio  

A glimpse of my work done in UX and UI design during 2015-2017

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