Good design is feasible, desirable, viable but above all meaningful. Having worked across varied platforms like App, Web, AR/VR, IOT, AI and Robotics, I have come to understand that the true merit of any design lies in the Impact that it creates. By keeping people at the center of design and innovation, I work to amplify human experience by designing and building meaningful products to create value for the end user and drive business growth.
I am John Rodrigues - Product and UX Designer with interest in Product Strategy , UX Research, Visual Design Innovation strategy Development and Product Management . I received a Master's degree in User Experience and Interaction Design from Thomas Jefferson University, USA. I have been working in Design and Innovation for the past four years.
As a Designer with his roots in Engineering, I could see a gap existing between how a product is designed and how it is eventually built. With an aim to address this, I co-founded an Innovation lab in India - D&D SmartLabs, where we worked on multiple projects by interweaving design concepts with a structured developmental approach. One of our projects - “D&D SmartKit”, was awarded The Top Rams Business pitch competition and the Matt Glass award for Entrepreneurship conducted by Blackstone Launchpad Jefferson. Along with an active social media presence, D&D SmartLabs also hosts a weekly podcast “D&D SmartTalks” where we collaborate with designers , developers and innovators to dive further into the worlds of Design and Innovation.
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