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rama deshpande

Creative technologist, play and experience designer

I design engaging and interactive experiences that include tangibility by combining the physical and digital worlds to create a meaningful impact through innovation. I have experience in designing for FinTech, EduTech, Data Management and Technology domains

using iterative and agile methods.

work experience

Graduate Assistant, The New School

(Jul, 2022-Present)

  • Support the Executive Education department by creating infographics, pitch decks, design templates and other digital content

Graduate Assistant, The New School

(Apr, 2022-Aug, 2022)

  • Assisted the admissions team to answer queries over phone calls

Lead, Experience Design - Infosys + Wongdoody

(Aug, 2019-June, 2021)

  • Conducted interviews, surveys and analysis for 20k+ employees to design the platform for employee health and wellness using AdobeXD that was released in phases on internal web and mobile platforms

  • Designed web UX/UI for FinTech and banking, EduTech and data management systems on client facing projects in India and Germany using AdobeXD

  • Led client meetings, conducted client workshops with the design team to understand requirements

  • Co-authored a white paper on the impacts of COVID-19 on retail

  • Pitched pre-sales and proof of concepts to potential clients on their projects


Intern, HumanX

(Dec, 2018 - April, 2019)

  • Redesigned UX of an English learning PC platform for a client based on primary and secondary research

  • Conducted remote usability testing on the performance of a publication services website

  • Designed mobile and web UI and UX for short-term client projects in the FinTech and Healthcare

    domains using brand guidelines using Sketch, Invision, AdobeXD


Intern, FlytBase

(May, 2018 - Jul, 2018)

  • Designed and created a detailed clickthrough prototype using AdobeXD for a web-based platform for security and surveillance using drone automation to reach users worldwide and primarily in the USA

  • Studied the technical terminologies, researched on competitor platforms, created task flows and information architecture and user demos

  • Created pitch decks and static prototypes for other drone automation projects

Intern, SmartCloud Infoservices

(May, 2017 - Jun, 2017)

  • Developed a high-fidelity prototypes with unique experiences for beginners, learners and experts for a mobile application for meditation based on competitive research

other experience/ achievements

MIT Reality Hack - Participation, Boston, USA, 2023
Participated in the MIT Reality Hack to create XR interfaces in 3 days using Oculus Quest and Unity

Super Magfest - Indie Arcade Showcase, Maryland, USA - Alternative Controller Showcase, 2023

Developed and presented a game using alternate controls with a team

Honorary Mention - IBM Quantum Jam, 2021

Our team received an honorary mention for our project “Quantum Uniform”which was created using Quantum Computing.

Participant - India Film Project, 2020

I participated in the mobile category of the 50 Hour film challenge by India Film Project where my prime role in my team was as the actor.


Coursera Certificate - Moscow Institute of Technology, 2020

I completed a six week course on Building Arduino Robots and Devices on Coursera.  As a part of learning, I tested out the programs on a simulator.


Volunteer - ResQ, 2019

As a volunteer at ResQ, an animal rescue and rehabilitation centre, I spent a month where I  fed, cleaned, brushed and walked different rescue animals like dogs, cats, pigs, donkeys.


Backstage Head - Persona Fest, 2017

As the backstage head during a university fest, I was responsible for managing backstage operations, which involved coordination, time keeping, lineups and so on.


Backstage crew - Firodiya, 2016

As a part of the backstage team for a theatre competition conducted all over the city, I worked on props, installations, sets and more.


These are the skills I have developed through my undergraduate and graduate degree as well as work experience. I am still building on them and always learning.


Low-code(Adobe XD, Sketch, Invision, Figma)

Unity 2D & 3D





Game Design

Narrative Design

Design Research

Usability Testing

Visual Design

Rapid Prototyping

Design Tools

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe InDesign



Basic Level

Video Editing



Raspberry Pi

Unreal Engine




MFA in Design and Technology

Parsons School of Design - The New School

  • Accessibility, UX design, gamification, play design, rapid interactive prototyping, physical computing, ML, AI, soft circuits, XR


B.Des in User Experience Design

MIT Institute of Design

3rd Rank Holder

  • Primary and secondary user research methods, cognitive psychology, sociology, usability testing, wireframing, prototyping

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