Takshak Parmar

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Takshak Parmar, B.Tech

MS Student

Takshak is a current student at IUPUI pursuing his MS in Human Computer Interaction. In 2016, he graduated with a B.Tech in Information and Communication Technology, where working on HCI projects, he cultivated interest in the ways in which technology can bring positive change to healthcare. He endeavors to be a usability professional, designing novel interfaces that bridge the gap between man and machine.

Where are you from?
I was born and raised for the most part in India. Although I did spend about a year of high school in Syracuse, NY. Growing up, I lived all over India, primary residing in New Delhi and Mumbai. I graduated from Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gujarat with a B.Tech in Information and Communication Technology. I am currently a student at IUPUI, pursuing MS in Human Computer Interaction.

Why are you here?
I had the good fortune of working in geriatric health care for part of my undergraduate education. Ever since, I have been deeply passionate about employing my technical services in the area of healthcare. Lying at the intersection of design and healthcare, Dr. Holden’s Lab provides the perfect infrastructure to incubate my needs. It allows to me to practice my love for design as well as nurtures my fervor for healthcare.

What do you do?
In line with HCI practices, I conduct research, design and evaluation. I attempt to employ my ongoing education in HCI to health innovations on the forefront of technology. For the moment, I work primarily in geriatric domains with a focus on mild to severe degenerative cognitive impairments.

What are your skills?
As a first year student, I am still in the process of accumulating my skills. At the moment, I find myself confident in the use of design processes, data collection and analysis, conducting individual and group interviews and prototyping. I have a budding interest in project management and occasionally dabble in pertinent areas of economics and psychology.

What are your hobbies?
I consider myself a “Cinephile” and fell in love with movies at a tender age. The likes of Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman define my passion for the classics. I am an avid reader of books and an ardent player of video games (although, graduate life has made the latter nigh impossible). I find immense joy in traveling (preferably alone) and consider Badminton to be my spirit sport.

Submitted by hilabadmin on Fri, 12/16/2016 - 13:37