Priya is a PhD Candidate at SUTD- Augmented Human Lab. Her work lies at the intersection of Cognitive Psychology and Human Computer Interaction. Her strengths and experience lie in designing user studies and adopting a range of qualitative, quantitative and biosensing research methods to gain insights on how people across ages interact with technologies. She has a background in behavioural sciences and knowledge of statistics and the principles of experiment design. In addition to user research for various technologies, she explores learning behaviour in children and young adults for various concepts with a particular interest in STEM learning and learning/ engagement through non-traditional media like Virtual Reality. Her approaches triangulate physiological, behavioural and observational data to gain insights into the cognitive, affective and social states of the user across ages and in various contexts such as play, social media and learning. Her interests also include understanding classrooms, pedagogies and designing learning interfaces that enhance user agency across environments. She is an ethnographer at heart and is passionate about understanding the user to identify opportunities for innovation.
She is also an aspiring polymath and loves meeting people and bouncing ideas. The key to her heart is a lengthy conversation over good coffee.
Location: SUTD-MIT International DesignCentre, Building 3, Level 3 - DARES Lab