Hello, I’m Jatin Arora

I am an HCI researcher, currently pursuing my masters in Digital Media at Georgia Institute of Technology. My research focuses on designing and developing novel and playful interactions for different purposes within HCI, including but not limited to wearable-based input, mixed reality interfaces, and for STEM education (through the use of construction toolkits).

Before joining Georgia Tech, I worked as a research associate with Dr. Aman Parnami at the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology in Delhi, India. Wherein, I completed three different projects, two of which have been accepted for publication at ACM CHI 2019, and one is in the publication cycle. In one project VirtualBricks, we explored a LEGO-based toolkit to enable scalable Passive haptics for VR. In another project Gehna, by using a Research through Design (RtD) based approach, we defined the design space of jewelry ornaments to provide always-available, wearable-based input. Finally, in the third project, we developed a construction toolkit comprising of physical input-output modules, that enable young children to create a variety of personally meaningful interactive applications and to learn in the process (in line with the theory of Constructionism given by Dr. Seymour Papert).

Before getting into HCI research, I completed my B.Tech in Electronics (Instrumentation and Control) from Thapar University in Patiala (India). I have also worked at organizations including NXP Semiconductors, Honda Cars, and Yasakawa Robotics, mainly in hardware design/programming roles. Overall, these experiences have helped me develop foundational skills in technology that help me prototype my design ideas.

Here is my Curriculum Vitae to summarize my experience.

Outside of my work, I like meditation, adventure sports, and travel.