Purnendu
About

Hi! I am Purnendu.

I am a tinkerer, an interaction designer, a material science and HCI enthusiast pursuing an Integrated Master's at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee (major in Physics). At present, I am pursuing an interdisciplinary master's thesis at the intersection of nanotechnology and interaction design at the HCI group at Saarland University, Saarbrüken, Germany under the supervision of Prof. Jürgen Steimle.

In past, I have interned under the guidance of Prof. Eva Hornecker, Human-Computer Interaction Chair at Bauhaus University Weimar. I have also co-founded a nanotechnology startup Log 9 Materials which specialises in graphene manufacturing and product development (incubated and funded by IIT Roorkee) as well as a multidisciplinary Design Studio at IIT Roorkee. Earlier, working as a freelance UI designer I have managed a wide variety of cross-media projects involving branding, illustrations, products, UX design and development for startups as well as industry leaders.

As a designer, I am fascinated by empty space and geometry. I believe empty space is beautiful. It gives you wings. An invitation to show and live your creativity. I do not believe in academic disciplines. I am an 'antidisciplinary'. I’m interested in Interaction Design, Material Science, Instrumentation, Nanotechnology, Anthropology, Ergonomics and Psychology.