Short Biography

I am a UX researcher currently pursuing PhD in Information Technology, specialized in Innovation with User Experience at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. My PhD research focuses on User Experience and Behavior Change Support Systems (BCSS). My research interests are augmented reality, eye-tracking, internet of things (IoT), and accessibility. I am working on a smartphone application (a BCSS) that can help users in making healthy food choices and change their behavior towards healthy eating. I am using augmented reality to enhance the app’s usability and the decision-making process. Along with that, I believe augmented reality can significantly improve the usability of products and services by changing the way we interact with them.

Before entering the Ph.D. program, I received M.S. in Information Technology from WPI and B.E. in Electronics and Communication from Sanghvi Institute of Management & Science. While pursuing M.S., I worked as an Intern in User Experience and Decision Making Lab, WPI, for two years. I gained extensive knowledge of conducting user experience experiments, prototype development, eye tracking, and remote testing. I also trained several graduate students who used remote testing on their projects in the UXDM lab. Currently, I am also working as a teaching assistant for User Experience and Information Technology courses.

Academic Positions

  • 2017 - present Research Assistant

    User Experience and Decision Making Lab
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  • 2017 - present Teaching Assistant

    Foisie Business School
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  • 2015 - 2017 Graduate Intern

    User Experience and Decision Making Lab
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Selected Publications

Effect of Social Media Product Reviews on Buying Decision When Presented in Augmented Reality

International conference on HCI in Business, Government, and Organizations. HCII 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10923. Springer, Cham
Prateek Jain, Adrienne Hall-Phillips, Soussan Djamasbi
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Transforming User Experience of Nutrition Facts Label – An Exploratory Service Innovation Study

International conference on HCI in Business, Government and Organizations. eCommerce and Consumer Behavior. HCII 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11588. Springer, Cham
Prateek Jain, Soussan Djamasbi
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Creating Value with Proto-Research Persona Development

International conference on HCI in Business, Government and Organizations. eCommerce and Consumer Behavior. HCII 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11588. Springer, Cham
Prateek Jain, Soussan Djamasbi, John Wyatt
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Using Audio Augmented Reality to Support Decision Making

In proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Workshop on HCI Research in MIS, ICIS2019, Munich, Germany.
Prateek Jain, Soussan Djamasbi

Skills

UX Research
UX Design
Programming
IT Management and Leadership