Here's my story
I worked for GE Healthcare for close to four years now. “At work for a healthier world”, the tagline for GE Healthcare, had given me a constant inspiration, as I worked in a GE’s Next generation Mammography project, on its Patient Data Management(PDM) User Interface. The fact that this Mammography product was going to save a few people’s lives, in diagnosing and treating breast cancer, inspired me to work in healthcare domain. Ever since I met a couple of Usability Engineers from GE France and Qatar, a quick interaction with them about User Experience was an eye-opener for me. When I travelled to GE France, I saw “User Formative Testing” in person. Formative testing is where; radiologists from all parts of continent were invited to use our NextGen Mammography system, without being given any formal training on the usage of our product, to take a sample breast scan. The main intention was to understand how user-friendly our system was. All these experiences further strengthened my interest to do masters with courses like HCI.
I have taken courses like UI/UX Analysis and Design, taken by professor Jeff Huang, Design and Analysis of Algorithms taken by professor Paul Valiant, and working on a research project in web analytics with my advisor professor Jeff Huang.
Being a young mother of 4 year old, I fought guilt with motherhood and ambitions, on my way to Ivy League University.