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I am Hrishi. I'm a PhD candidate at University of Michigan, where I work at the intersection of accessibility and HCI. I take a participatory approach towards deployment of novel access technology in schools

I have more than 5 years experience of academic and enterprise level user research. In my research, I use a variety of qualitative research methodologies, including card sorting, in-depth interviews, usability studies, co-design workshops, and field deployment studies. I am most comfortable working on generative research and evaluative studies, which aim to assess current systems and understand future needs.

About My Doctoral Research

In my doctoral research, I am investigating how audio and tactile perception can inform the design and interactions of audio-tactile graphics for visually impaired students in K-12 classrooms. I conduct qualitative research studies utilizing co-design workshops, in-deapth interviews, and long-term field deployment studies to evaluate various access technologies in educational contexts.

I am advised by Dr. Sile O’Modhrain. I completed my MSI in Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Michigan, and my B.Tech in Mechatronics Engineering from Manipal University, India.

Who I've Worked With


IBM Research

University Of Michigan

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