Product Design, Design Thinking, UX Design - however, you name it, the core of what I do is: "Research and Empathy driven Experience Design solutions, which are an object of delight for its users and matter of pride for its creators. "
Allow me the opportunity to tell you more about my experience, my skills, my way of working, my projects and my other passions. I am always game for something new, something challenging; and if you need 'Design Power' for your product, service, team or organization - Let's Talk!
I help Start-ups and Fortune-500 companies alike to apply Design-Thinking and deliver a quality experience for their products and services.
Currently, I hold a position of Senior Design Manager - Product and User Experience at Microsoft. I drive user experience vision, enable a team of passionate designers, and influence product strategy for selected segments of the world's second-largest search engine - Bing.com.
I apply my skills, experience, and passion for helping organizations/teams to create or improve products or services by finding the right balance between user need, business goal, and doability.
I am constantly in the process of learning new skills and evolving the existing. The latest snapshot of my skill-set is as follow:
Video Production & Editing
Over my decade and a half long career, I have seen the evolution of popular design - From being considered merely 'Aesthetics' to secure a position in board rooms as a 'Key Differentiator or Strategy' and from being a matter of 'Taste' to critical 'Decision Point' for consumers. Methodologies, processes, and techniques which elevated design to such esteemed level are key ingredients of my working style.
Understand the business in the context of opportunity and competition. Empathize with users in the context of their needs, motivations, and frustrations. This is the very foundation of design strategy/principles on which a good design solution can be built.
Allow for a broad range of ideas and influences, ask questions, pose a hypothesis. Cherry pick the best of the best ideas by filtering against strategy, design principle and interaction value. Combine ideas and bring them to life by Wireframing, Prototyping and Visual Design.
Test ideas and prototypes with users to measure the effectiveness of solution and spot the gaps. Iterating the design to evolve what worked and fill the gap based on new learning and evidence.
I worked with Harsh to build a client specific custom prototype for a Fortune 500 CPG company. He did a wonderful job of not only understanding the client's requirement and designing a very thoughtful and well organised prototype; but he also did a fabulous job of presenting it and explaining it to the client. He has great design and communication skills which are invaluable in his role.
Passion for Design & Simplicity blended with significant knowledge & experience – That's what Harsh Munjal brings to the table. Harsh was instrumental in creating a solution for large and complex enterprise class B2B system. In short time he understood fine details of project following through from user research, ideation and prototype development. Design he proposed was incredibly easy to use & self-explanatory. Harsh is wonderfully talented UX Designer, I highly recommend him.
I strongly recommend Harsh's work. He has a great sense of experience and product design, and is able to go one step beyond what you're asking for to create the ultimate user experience. Our clients were delighted and it definitely made my life easier on the project. I look forward to working with him again
Harsh is THE DESIGNER I know. I have worked with him on many occasions where our work involved design aspects of web applications, catalogs, and even product ideas. He is full of curiosity and has this much desired ability to focus on the core, that one idea in the project, that binds all the elements together and then deliver a wholesome design and user experience that I find missing in many other designers. I highly recommend his work.
250 is an approximate round number for all the projects I executed in different roles and capacity. Not that I am suggesting that quantity is the measure of quality, but it surely reflects the range of learning and experience it brings to an individual. My experience, passion and hard work frequently yield good results while I make a point to own my every mistake along the way, correct it and learn from it. Most of my jobs revolve around the digital product and UX design, but there is an exciting range of work like - Identity Design, Photography, Video Production and much more.
Note: Nothing gives more pleasure to a designer and artist to share his/her work, but unfortunately an impressive set of work won't make it here as I need to respect the terms and conditions of NDA/s signed by me.
I love making the connections as much as I love the Design. So, feel free to reach out to me about questions, collaboration, hiring interest or simply to say - "Hello."