Charusmitha Ram

Charusmitha Ram

Designer
Boston, MA, United States
Member since April 13, 2016
Charusmitha has experience designing service and product based solutions for large enterprise and consumer products. She has 15+ years of industry experience, including in health care and financial services. She's a generative thinker and a doer with the skills to implement designs through iterative sessions. Design critique is an integral part of the design process, and she brings this approach and mentality to all her projects.
Charusmitha is now available for hire
Employment
  • Principal User Experience Designer
    2015 - 2016
    PatientsLikeMe
    • Led the ideation and concept generation for projects relating to the 'Data Donation program' using participatory design sessions.
    • Worked on a research study for a clinical trial involving patients with cystic fibrosis. I generated a report for this study to help the client better understand the attitudes and perceptions of these patients.
    Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite
  • Principal User Experience Designer
    2014 - 2015
    Nuance Communications
    • Led design strategy and direction for part of Nuance's speech recognition service platform used by large hospital systems.
    • Facilitated around 20+ user interviews to identify user goals, constraints and identify key opportunity areas. Using lean design techniques, I quickly iterated designs involving key internal stakeholders and tested a responsive web prototype with positive results.
    • Provided support for development effort with documentation and communication on a daily basis with the development teams across multiple locations.
    • Designed and provided testing strategy for a new product concept (mobile app) as part of Nuance's front-end speech recognition platform that would enable physicians to quickly complete documentation and sign-off soon after patient encounter.
    Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite
Education
  • Certificate in Multimedia Design
    1998 - 1998
    Aptech Pte, Ltd. - Chennai, India
  • Bachelors degree in Fine Arts and Applied Design
    1995 - 1998
    Stella Maris College (Madras University) - Chennai, India
Experience
  • Adobe Illustrator17 years
  • Information Architecture (IA)10 years
  • HTML/CSS10 years
  • Pen & Paper8 years
  • OmniGraffle5 years
  • Responsive4 years
  • UX Strategy3 years
  • UX Research3 years
Tools
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • OmniGraffle

Location

Boston, MA, United States

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