My name is Ruksana. I’m a designer with capabilities in digital design (UX/UI and front-end development), coding, user-centric design methods and physical design. Driven by an intrinsic passion to create disruptive products and services that provoke positive emotion and possibilities for people. Currently working as a Chief Product Designer (UX/UI) in a health tech start-up called Circadia Health. Previously completed an MEng in Design Engineering at Imperial College London and received a first class, alongside being awarded the Governors' Prize (highest achieving student in final year) and Dean's List (top 10% of cohort). Design engineering is a highly creative course that fuses design thinking with engineering knowledge and practice. My background allows me to effectively problem solve, adapt and work on projects with great ambiguity. Additionally, my awareness of user-centric design methods allows me to find creative digital or physical solutions that meet users' needs. --------- Masters project: Combining psychology and machine learning, detecting social related anxiety using wearable data. Example modules: Future-Oriented Design, Computing, Sensing and IoT, Enterprise Roll Out, Robotics, Future Healthcare, Advanced Industrial Design, Engineering Maths, Energy and Design, Big Data, Communication in Design and more. Awards: Governors' MEng Prize (highest achieving student in final year) Design Engineering Selected Innovation REward for social impact, Blyth Art Award, Barclays Local Genius Challenge 2019.
- Interactive Installation - Responsive Iris & Eye MechanismThe Panopticon is a responsive mechanical eye with iris. The project integrates machine elements with simple feedback control systems, in which a variety of sensors and actuators are connected to Arduino and Raspberry Pi. One of the aims of the project was to familiarise ourselves with electronic prototyping platforms and to adapt ourselves to new programming languages in a short amount of time. Duration of time from ideation to creation was 4 weeks, alongside other projects.
- Service & Product Design - Inclusive Single Person Automated VehicleCreated a viable concept and interior for a single person autonomous vehicle, following research methods including immersion, interviews, journey mapping, evaluation testing and more. Iterated and improved this concept through user research methods. The design of ‘Hop’ tackles problems with access and automation (trust and control). Hop aims to provide a service that is approachable, inspires confidence and is easily understood by users. Project took place in 2016.
- Coding - Tetris Solving AlgorithmCreated a Python Algorithm in order to solve a tetrilling optimization and maximization problem. I taught myself Algorithm design in Python within 2 months alongside other projects. My algorithm produced on average 93% accuracy in a short amount of time, the code also appropriately scaled with the increasing target region. This was done by creating a priority system using adjacency lists, filling the edges of the target region by using the adjacency list to find the squares with the lowest neig
- 3D Modelling - Single Footed Jumping RobotDesigned a single footed jumping robot, inspired by frog’s legs. The project exercised my creative thinking, my ability to design under constraints, Matlab and CAD skills. My robot jumps over obstacles of 30cm in height as well as 30cm in range, based on calculations and assumptions. The jumping robot includes a self-righting mechanism and ingress protection of IP54. All components and materials lie within budget a of 100 GBP. Simulation tools were used, as well as mathematics to inform decisio
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Product Designer & Design ResearcherImpact Games Studio
London, United KingdomFull Time
We are soon to launch our first game 'Online Offline' the digital-hybrid game for families about the dangers of social media. I am responsible for ensuring that the games produced by Impact Games Studio meet the needs of users and are desirable to play, as well as being responsible for marketing and communication channels. The role involves utilising user-centric design methods as well as organising and executing events such as in-context interviews, play-testing etc. and synthesising the findings into game improvements. I am exercising my skills in design research, UX design, Adobe Suite and organisation.
Product Designer and Developer at Emotech.aiEmotech
Old Street, London EC1Y 1BE, UKFreelance
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- Design Processes
- Adobe Creative Suite
- Design Research
- Web Development
- Emerging Technology
- Creative Exploration
Design EngineeringImperial College London
London, United Kingdom
Design engineering is a highly creative course that fuses design thinking with engineering knowledge and practice. It covers fundamental design and engineering skills, with an emphasis on design process, creativity, computer aided engineering and the enterprise skills necessary to launch new products and services to market. Masters project: Combining psychology and machine learning, detecting social related anxiety using wearable data. Example modules: Future-Oriented Design, Computing, Sensing and IoT, Enterprise Roll Out, Robotics, Future Healthcare, Advanced Industrial Design, Engineering Maths, Energy and Design, Big Data, Communication in Design and more. Awards: Governors' MEng Prize (highest achieving student in final year) MEng Deans List 2020 (top 10% of cohort), Design Engineering Selected Innovation Reward, Blyth Art Award.
Design Engineering Selected Innovation REward for social impactDyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College LondonReceived an innovation award for my master's project work. The project combined psychology and machine learning knowledge and is one of the first to investigate whether social anxiety in young people can be detected using physiological data collected from a wearable. Detection using wearables provides a novel way of recognising it, which reveals new opportunities for monitoring and treatment. This is greatly beneficial for sufferers, the society and healthcare services.
National Finalist of Barclays Genius Challenge (Entrepreneurship Challenge)BarclaysOpDate is a service that allows friends and family to follow real-time updates about a patient’s journey through hospital. Similar to parcel delivery trackers used by ASOS or Amazon. The OpDate team were finalists in the Barclays Local Genius Challenge 2019.
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