Nov 2017 – Jun 2018
Product Manager – Google Assistant
PM on Google Assistant responsible for Meals (cooking @ home) vertical.
Feb 2017 – Nov 2017
Founder & CEO – Project Ratatouille (@Area120)
Developed an audio visual kitchen assistant. Successfully graduated within 6 months to help kickstart the meals effort on Google Assistant.
Nov 2016 – Mar 2017
Design Entrepreneur in Residence @ Area 120
Mentored several teams that joined Area 120 – Google’s internal startup incubator’s first class while exploring a variety of ideas.
May 2011 – Nov 2016
Staff Interaction Designer @ YouTube
I was one of the founding members of YouTube Kids and worked as UX lead & manager for 3 years. Played a critical role in conceptualizing, pitching, getting executive buy-in, designing & launching the YT Kids app that is extremely well received and used by millions of families across the world. Directly managed a team of 6 (designers & researchers) responsible for shaping YouTube Kids UX.
Prior to this, Contributed to YouTube’s monetization efforts as the first designer responsible for creating cross-platform ad experiences that users love and had a huge impact on YouTube’s strategic business goals.
Oct 2009 – May 2011
Senior Interaction Designer
Yahoo! Inc. – Front Doors & Network Services Team
Led design efforts for the Browsing Software Group & contributed to the UX and Ideation of Y! FrontPage.
Jul 2008 – Oct 2009
Yahoo! Inc. – Convergence Development Team, Atlanta
Created TV, Web & Mobile experiences for projects done in partnership with AT&T. Led Product Design for AT&T Remote DVR and IPTV applications.
Jan 2008 – May 2008
Instructor – Principles of Visual Design
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
Taught a full course “Principles of Visual Design” to under graduate students including topics in graphic design, communication design, typography, animation.
May 2007 – Aug 2007
Yahoo! Research Berkeley
Worked on ‘Happenings’ – a social curation & consumption tool for content created around events and ‘Zurfer’ – A location based photo browsing application for mobiles.
Aug 2006 – Dec 2006
Research Assistant, Mobile Technologies Group
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
“Wiggle Stick – A social navigation system” enables users to drop media at specific spots, have their location visible to approved friends, and find their way to desired places.
May 2005 – Aug 2005
UX Intern, 3D Interfaces Group
T-Systems International GmbH, Berlin (Deutsche Telekom AG)
Aug 2006 – May 2008
MS – Human Computer Interaction
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
Jul 2002 – May 2006
B.Des – Bachelor of Design, Major: Communication Design
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India
- Filed many (>20) design & utilitiy patents at Google and Yahoo!.
- Won Multiple Best Hack Awards at Yahoo! Hack Days.
- Winning Team – Tiger Teams Usable Security Research Competition ’06-07 sponsored by ISS, Google and Symantec.
- Runner-up in All India Seamless Mobility contest (MOTOFWRD 2006) held by Motorola
- Recipient of “Pratibha Scholarship” (2002-2006), awarded by the state government in India.
VP, Mobile Product & Design at Castlight Health
Shiva, is a truly talented and gifted product designer. Working with him, I found that his true strengths are his ability to understand and effectively communicate complex issues and his tenacious natural curiosity. In addition, he is completely self-directed and adept at planning and working with cross-functional teams to execute challenging tasks.
In conclusion, I must state that I hold Shiva in extremely high regard as b… Read more
– February 16, 2011
CEO at Lopez & Company
Shiva is a talented User Experience Designer who employs a data-driven method. We worked together at Yahoo where Shiva provided designs for toolbar and browser experiences resulting in increased user engagement and revenue for the company. Shiva brings a lot to the team — great ideas, knowledge of technologies and trends, and a positive can-do attitude. Read more
– January 13, 2011
Senior Director of Engineering at Yahoo
I highly recommend Shiva, having worked with him closely through several projects.
Shiva has a creative yet systematic approach to product development and interaction design. As a developer, I found Shiva to be a particularly good partner; while he possesses a strong design compass and internal product vision, Shiva was always open to feedback from dev… Read more
– September 14, 2010