Harsha VardhanAuto and Mobility Design Lead at ustwo
Harsha leads the Auto and Mobility design practise for ustwo london, working on human centered experiences within and around the car, for a number of the largest global auto manufacturers.
He is a seasoned Interaction designer with a special interest in all man-made things having ingrained behaviour and personality. Of late this has been with Autonomous vehicles and domestic robots and his research has led to several white papers and books - including co-writing the world’s first book on Autonomous vehicle UX - "Humanising Autonomy: Where Are We Going?"
As part of the core automotive team at ustwo over the last 4 years he has been focussing on design for digital experiences and user behaviour with new technologies within and around the automobile. As a design lead, he tries to maintain a balance between research, academic and client projects within the studio. He has been in teams working on HMI and mobility oriented work with major automotive clients such as Ford, Toyota, JLR along with being involved in academic research with institutions such as University College London and their masters courses in human computer interactions