He is a designer, researcher, and information architect for over 18 years. His passion for designing software products with a strong focus on humanizing technology drives him into the world of human-computer interaction. Agradoot has a unique experience working in five countries and three continents. He is currently working with an innovative logistics domain startup, KLEARNOW, in Santa Clara, California. Before it, he worked with TIBCO, Cisco Systems, and SapientNitro (Ranked one of the best design agencies in Europe) in London. He also worked for eBay, PAYPAL, Zensar Technologies, NVIDIA, ESPN, and MindTree.
He graduated with Computer Sc. & Engineering with a distinction and specialized in Human-computer interaction. He invented a few design methodologies and interaction design patterns and has a few research papers and patents.
Adobe Creative suite FigmaSketchInvisionZeplinCanvaJust in mind Adobe Indesign Adobe XD
HTML 5, CSS, Java Script. Techsmith MoraeIBM USort
Rapid prototyping (Paper, Balsemiq)
Persona and Scenario creation
Wireframing and spec creation Storyboarding and task flow creation
Hi-fidelity prototyping Cognitive walkthrough Visual design and branding
User Task analysis,
Usability testing (Video analysis)
Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaum, India
2002 - 2006
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
2019 - 2023
PRINCIPAL UX DESIGNER AND MANAGER
Agradoot joined KLEARNOW as a principal UX designer, currently head of UX, managing six people team, and working as a full- stack end to end-design for desktop, mobile, and tablet-friendly applications. Although he reports directly to the CTO of the company, he involves intensely with customers, investors, and advisors and creates a comprehensive design for the sale tunnel. His visionary inputs are helping the company with fundraising, sales pitching, branding, and other leadership activities.
2013 - 2019
Principal UX Design Lead & Strategist - TIBCO ActiveMatrix® BPM @ Nimbus
Principal Designer and strategist for TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM and API Exchange. (https://www. tibco.com/products/tibco-activematrix-bpm ).
BPM is a discipline involving any combination of modeling, automation, and execution of business activity. Agradoot has significantly exhilarated TIBCO BPM’s UX culture and the ROI that helped engage from zero to seven UX designers in two years. Also, become a major revenue-generating product line for TIBCO. Agradoot managed the entire BPM UX group and worked closely with TIBCO EUROPE (London and Paris) product owners, stakeholders,s and marketing. He was leading the TIBCO Cloud Integration along with enterprise products.
2012 - 2013
Sr. Information Architect – Security and Mobility Division
Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) is a security policy management and control platform. It automates and simplifies access control and security compliance for wired, wireless, and VPN connectivity. Cisco ISE is primarily used to provide secure access and guest access, support BYOD initiatives, and enforce usage policies in conjunction with Cisco TrustSec.
• Designer collaborator and lead strategist of Cisco Identity services engine - widely known as ISE (http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11640/index.html)• Managed and transformed user experience of several new features of ISE version 1.2 from 1.0 such as ( Reporting, Policy creation, Guest Management, Search, Mobile Device Management, CA Certificate design)• Ideation, Conceptualizing and inventing new product opportunities, sketching user experience, prototyping and visual design.• Creates design awareness, Transform linear UCD into lean and Agile UCD.• Voice of participatory design (Designer as facilitator), Responsible for design review and consultation among Engineering, Marketing, Product Management, and another cross vertical team.• Study competitor's product ( Such as Aruba and Juniper ) and bringing next-generation user experience into CISCO security paradigm• Participate and facilitated various user research and usability study.
JAN 2012 - MAR 2012
Product Manager – User experience Design
Agradoot joined Finovera Inc. as a user experience product manager to shape Finovera’s only web-based software product that allows users to organize bills, statements, and documents and manage everything in one ultra-secure online space instead of letting bills, statements, and documents pile up and cause clutter and stress. This product was never before in its nature, so Finovera hired Agradoot as an experience design architect responsible for designing the overall product experience. Agradoot was a long time consulting with this company remotely from London before its direct inception.
Sapient Nitro - London
Lead, Digital planning and Social Experience Designer
Projects: Sky Cloud - a content management solution for one of the UK’s largest free WiFI provider
Sky week: A SKy TV social media applications mobile: A mobile version of Sky websites movie Christmas campaign - LucozadeLucozade social media campaign - Nominated for best social media design by British Interactive Media Association. GSK vaccine: A GSK website for medical practitioners Real-time display - And Inhouse AD management product
EBAY AND PAYPAL
Lead, User Experience Designer - Product design
Activities : EBAY unified checkout, PayPal iPhone application, Various products of PayPal China, Bill Me Later research design, PayPal with Satandar Bank in UK, PayPal content management system, PayPal for social networking on Samsung phone, Terminology study for PayPal India.
Sr. Consultant, Usability Engineering
Activities : Exclusively working on Adobe Flex Rich Internet Applications for Perigee product (perigee.fr)
2007 - 2008
Sr. Researcher and Human Interaction Designer
Lead, user experience and interaction designer for NVIDIA GeForce 9 Series GPU Control Panel Inter-faces for Windows XP and Vista.
2006 - 2008
User Experience Lead
Responsibility: Creation of Product Design strategy, defining workable U.I., Design and Usability Testing processes with associated User Interface Style Guides, Icon Design Strategy, and Branding Methodologies.
ESPN -Cricket - Singapore
2005 - 2006
• Designed Windows gadgets for Cricinfo.• Managed all phases of software and multimedia projects with effective Usability plans towards users’ goals and business needs for a wide range of clients.• Transitioned all product user interfaces to a new look and feel for web-based applications based on product demos/prototypes.• Performed usability testing and synthesized data into concrete GUI design proposals; presented
2003 - 2003
Web and Visual designer
• Lead with various Interactive CD ROM / Course Material / CIV / KIOSK / Product Training / Software Simulation and similar development projects.• Prepared several technical documents for planning estimating, time framing, and technology selection for various multimedia projects.• Hands-on design and development role as Graphics/ Web, Flash ( Animation and Scripting )
2001 - 2002
Associate multimedia designer
• Designed visual materials, interpreted and created in production multimedia.• Conferred with customers and assisted in transforming intangible concepts of ideas.• Worked closely with marketing specialists, photographers, copyrighters, editors, and print houses.