I'm,

Midhun Krishnakumar

Currently following my passion as an Experience Designer in Bangalore.


I'm an industrial Designer who is self specialised in Human Computer Interaction design purely out of interest. I'm majorly interested in how human cognition works and how as designers we can help users to reduce cognitive load.

I write blogs related to the same and have started a design community Think Ethical addressing social issues caused by unethical design and ways to improve the current situation.

Hobbies

Activities

Interests

Languages

Education

National Institute of Design

Andhra Pradesh

B.Des (Industrial Design)

2015 - 2019

Joined the Institute in 2015 and specialized in Industrial Design from 2016.

The curriculum of Industrial Design included, Product Design, Space Design, Interaction Design, UI/UX , Design Business Management, Inclusive Design,Packaging Design, System Design.

During 3 years of specialization in Industrial Design, we have also touched upon technical science and manufacturing design through Industrial visits and case studies of existing products.

Sainik School Kazhakootam

Kerala

10+2 CBSE

2007 - 2014

Sainik Schools are under the Sainik school society, Ministry of Defence, Govt of India

Passed out with 82% in PCM + Computer Science

During school days, was part of many extra curricular and co curricular activities and also represented the school in debate, declamation, quiz, essay writing and won award for creativity award for 2 consecutive years.

 

Work Experience

Experience Designer
 
Bizongo ,Bangalore
Nov - 2019

Bizongo is a B2B company that solves packaging design, development, and procurement challenges with a technology-enabled platform to provide smart and efficient  packaging solutions.

In Bizongo, we have multiple products which are both client facing and internal. Our team works to provide seamless and fun user experience for both the users. The challenge is to provide information in the most efficient way possible as we deal with a lot of table and card related content.

User Experience Design - Intern
 
Adobe XD design team, 
Bangalore
Apr - Oct 2019

This was an internship was undertaken as part of the sponsored graduation project.At Adobe, I am part of the Xd Design team and I'm currently researching and ideating on core UX features of Xd to include the latest design trends.

Experience at Adobe was so memorable for the exposure and the mentors i had while being there. Amazing and friendly people to work with.

Brand Marketing and Strategy - Intern
 
Department of Design,
IIT, Guwahati
May - Jun 2017

This was an internship done for a real-time client who was in poultry and egg business, located in Assam. The project contained, Brand identity, Brand marketing, Publicity , Website development, Psychological biases, User experience and End to End service design. 

Structure Development and Design - Intern
 
Naval Physical Oceanographic Laboratory,
Kochi
May - Jun 2016

In this project I was made to design multiple structures and support systems and ideate on the new version of eXpendable Conductivity and Thermal Detection Probe. 

The intent was to reuse the probe multiple times and to collect data 2 times as much as the present version.

The project was classified for 2 years in development. The project was made public on April 2018 .

Freelance Designer
Kochi
Since 2015

I have freelanced for multiple clients majorly in logo and brand designing. 

Worked with architects on projects as renderer 

Volunteer  Experience

Founder, Think Ethical
Design Community, Bangalore
Oct - 2020

We are a design community aiming to create and promote ethical and sustainable design.

We devote our time guiding budding designers who wish to create a better tomorrow. In addition to this, we analyse the current adverse effects caused by unethical tech on younger generation and brainstorm on best alternatives.

President - Student Activity Committee
National Institute of Design, Andhra Pradesh
Jun 2016 -  Aug 2020

During this tenure, I had opportunities of setting up a culture with the help of my co-council members and my batch-mates.

I understood how to lead while still keeping healthy relationship with my course mates.

This position has enhanced my sense of responsibility and deepened my understanding of empathy. Being proactive in taking initiatives we could setup a culture within a year and we are still in the process of taking in new initiatives and refining the existing ones.

Under-officer 'C Certificate'
National Cadet Corp, India
Jun 2007 -  Jun 2014

The NCC is a responsive, learning and continuously evolving organization. Its activity is guided by certain core values that NCC  endeavor to instill among all ranks of the NCC. These include the following:

(a) A sense of patriotic commitment to encourage cadets to contribute to national development.

(b) Respect for diversities in religion, language, culture, ethnicity, life style and habitat to instill a sense of National unity and social cohesion.

(c) Abiding commitment to learn and adhere to the norms and values enshrined in the Indian Constitution.

(d) Understanding the value of a just and impartial exercise of authority.

(e) Ability to participate in community development and other social programme.

(f) A healthy life style free of substance abuse and other unhealthy practices.

(g) Sensitivity to the needs of poor and socially disadvantaged fellow citizens.

(h) Inculcating habits of restraint and self-awareness.

(j) Understanding the values of honesty, truthfulness, self-sacrifice, perseverance and              hard work.

(k) Respect for knowledge, wisdom and the power of ideas.

Member, JCI India 
Junior Chamber International - JCI India
Since 2009

JCI encourages young people to become active citizens and to participate in efforts towards social and economic development, and international cooperation, good-will and understanding.

In this organisation, I was part for social programs and has been part of self development courses.

I have also taken classes on latest technology trend, design and 3D modelling for groups of people like engineers, designers and architects.

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