Hi I'm Atharva

Product designer who strives to bridge the gap between people & technology. Currently leading design at Atlas AI.

At Atlas AI, I design geospatial market intelligence tools. Previously, I worked on designing advanced flight search experiences at Kayak & the driver-partners apps at Olacabs crafting experiences for the next billion users across Southeast Asia.
I explore emerging tech in my spare time building interactive prototypes using machine learning, Threejs & open-source hardware. Find them on the Play Page .
I enjoy talking to new people, both to learn and share. Please don't hesitate to reach out via Email, Twitter or Linkedin.

Selected Work
atlas ai image
2020 - Present

Designing geospatial tools for organizations to understand socioecononic data at Atlas AI

↳ As the founding designer I am currently involved across product, market discovery and growth. Collaborating with stakeholders to make data actionable, anticipating user needs and rapidly prototyping potential new product streams.

don't touch face

As Covid-19 spread in NYC, designed & developed a ML tool to alert if someone is touching their face

↳ Built as an response to a growing public health crisis and a shift in the increased time spent in front of laptops/desktops. You can try the tool or read the case study.

↳ In parallel also developed an tool to track good posture using the same technology. You can try the tool here . This evolved into my master’s thesis on the human AI collaboration.

kayak flights

Designed advanced search features to assist travellers in customizing their flight search for Kayak.com

↳ Collaborating with the user research, product and business teams I designed, protoyped and tested multiple advanced search tools. Two of them still help millions of travellers find the right flights. Read more about my work.

olacabs driver app
2016 - 2018

Building & scaling the driver partner ecosystem for the next billion users across geographies, device types & languages at Olacabs

↳ As a fullstack designer I had the experience of designing an unique non-handheld device interactions that inform the driver of activities without taking their attention away from the road.

↳ I grew with my role starting out by designing smaller features to designing across multiple products, owning design and delivery and mentoring other designers.

↳ I also had a chance to work for the connected car experiences for Ola Play on the driver dashboard interfaces.

magicx emails
2014 - 2016

Begining of a career in design by cutting my teeth at startups like as MagicX & Cubeit.

↳ Pivoting my career from mechanical engineering to experience design by diving into the deep end of early stage startups & learning the ropes by juggling different hats.