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Hi👋! I am Niveditha! a HCI student at UC Santa Cruz with a background in neuroscience!

What do I do?
"From neurons to interfaces, I redefine how humans connect with technology. Get ready for a  surreal experience."

Case Studies

Tech that hugs not bugs

Work Experience


                                                                                                                                                           (March 2024 – Present)

UX/UI Design Intern 

Increased Venue Bookings: Designed a high-fidelity Venue Profile feature for immer Desktop, boosting discoverability and leading to more bookings.

Enhanced Venue Credibility: Focusing on UX, created an intuitive interface for showcasing amenities &testimonials, building trust with potential clients.

Streamlined Event Planning: Implemented drag-and-drop functionality & clear descriptions, simplifying theevent planning process for organizers.

Empowered Venue Connections: Collaborated on a project that empowers venues to connect with eventplanners, fostering successful collaborations.

Immer, New York, NY                                                                                                                               


                                                                                                                                                             (April 2024 – Present)

Augment Therapy, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, OH

Capstone Project

• Conducted a competitive analysis to identify all competitors and inform the project’s overall strategy

• Designed a user research study with a detailed brief outlining research questions, methodology, participant recruitment, and ethical data analysis.

                                                                                                                                                             (April 2024 – Present)

Game User Interaction and Intelligence Lab

UX of AI

  • Currently working on the use of AI to improve the teaching and learning of experimental research methods through interactive narratives. Project title: "An Instructor's Lens into the Role of AI in Teaching Experimental Research via Gamification." 

Wildfires Climate Hazard

  • Working on a Project in collaboration with UC Davis and UC Berkeley on an NSF-funded project to design an educational serious game on wildfire preparedness. 

  • Working on developing engaging minigames focusing on evacuation procedures and defensible space creation through a participatory design approach with community members. 

  • Working on incorporating user feedback to refine the game for improved community relevance and impact. 


                                                                                                                                                   (February 2023 – July 2023)

Resource Informatics Group.Inc, Irving, Texas, TX                                                                                                                            

User Experience Intern 

Created Effective Design Deliverables: Conducted user research through surveys (2), interviews (12), and facilitated co-design sessions (16) to gather user insights. Utilized design skills to create high-fidelity prototypes and mockups, effectively communicating design ideas and directly contributing to the development of 22 new user experiences for the mobile app.

• Utilized design skills to create wireframes and mockups, effectively communicating design ideas to the team

                                                                                                                                                   (January 2024 –  Present)

University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

Teaching Assistant

  • For a period of 3 months, facilitated weekly learning sessions for 118 students as a Teaching Assistant. Developed and implemented engaging activities and games each week, fostering a 15% increase in student participation in critical discussions on accessibility, edutech, and ethics. Demonstrated excellent communication and facilitation skills to create a positive and inclusive learning environment.

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