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RUCHIKA NAMBIAR

Graphic Designer, Narrative Artist, Usability Analyst
Currently working as an Interaction Designer at Harman International
Bangalore, KA, India


My concern is with the content of my work and I allow the content to dictate form, preferring media forms that can provide narrative possibilities. While my ideas are often expressed in the context of personal experiences, the larger themes they explore are closely connected to my interests in social evolution and human behaviour and its relationship to cognitive and experiential knowledge structures.

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RESEARCH INTERESTS

I use artistic forms of expression because they're more easily consumed by a wider audience. However, my most preferred form of expression is dry and detailed exposition, which I find I can only really do in the academic space. My research interests include cultural philosophy and socio-cultural evolution, cognitive content forms, the experience-cognition spectrum, the nature of the self and the shifting dynamics of the individual-collective relationship.

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NARRATIVE ART

My work usually involves a level of detail whose essence cannot be conveyed in a summarized form. Therefore, I like using various storytelling techniques as a way to package my content and make it engaging and digestible. I find narrative to be a subtle and unobtrusive tool of persuasion; it puts its audience in a different, more playful space where they feel less threatened and therefore more open to suggestion. I'm also interested in creating and using alternative worlds and speculative fictions to illuminate aspects of our own reality that are otherwise invisible to us. As such, my work often incorporates a fair amount of whimsy. I usually create all of my own content and therefore, my projects involve creative writing, image making, illustration, and graphic design.

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GRAPHIC DESIGN

While I went through the expected phase of disillusionment with graphic design for a while, I find I have circled right back to it, recognizing a certain integrity in the simple dedication to the function of aesthetics. My graphic design experience includes publication design, branding and identity design, UI & UX design, promotional media, web design, packaging and usability analysis.

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Currently...
an interaction designer at harman international
I'm not actively freelancing at the moment, but if you have a requirement, reach out anyway and we can work something out.
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