Sidd Maini works as a User Experience Engineer and currently splits his responsibilities between the School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University and the Digital Science Center at the Pervasive Technology Institute. He joined the Indiana University as a Web Developer in May of 2007. He has worked on projects such as FutureGrid and NASA's QuakeSim.
He was part of a team with Josh Rosen and Marlon Pierce that developed an Audio-Video collaboration tool called AVATS that was used for broadcasting the entire e-Science 2008 conference to audiences around the world. He currently manages and leads projects with hands-on work in user experience design, design research, and web development. His latest projects include: e-Humanity and the Big Data MOOC. He earned his first MS degree in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management from the Kent State University and a second MS degree in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) from the Indiana University. He also holds a Computer Engineering degree from the University of Pune, India. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, dancing, hiking, and watching movies. He loves dancing Tango and he enjoys doing Pranayama and Yoga.
He has also conducted user experience research in the field of healthcare. His next generation healthcare concept was amongst the best submissions to Economist-InnoCentive Healthcare Information Economy Challenge. He has also conducted user interviews for a study titled "Interaction Design Decisions of Health Information Systems". He completed a study on the "Cultural Identity in the Digital Age" as part of his Master's thesis in Human Computer Interaction.
"I believe in design thinking and love to design digital experiences."