A UX designer by trade, Aloka Muddukrishna is tasked with making the user interface of Polestar cars as intuitive and empathetic as possible.
Talking to users, understanding their frustration and making it go away.
Polestar 2! The whole journey, from the start of the project a few years ago to seeing it come to life. It also makes me very happy when I can motivate hardware changes intended purely for an enhanced user experience. Removing the Start/Stop button led to adding a driver seat sensor for example, which brought intelligence into understanding driver intention.
Work as a clay modeler. Something about scraping off layers of clay to achieve the desired form. I would love to do that.
This will sound a bit ironic and crazy. My job deals with user emotions. I wish I had the power to switch between Vulcan and human whenever I want. I love how Vulcans can make decisions based on logic and leave out emotion. Human emotion can be a burden sometimes. Imagine a year without human emotions, you wouldn’t have to worry about complex questions like the meaning of life or if you were mean in a meeting.
Electronics! Imagine if humans and electronics acted as one. The machine would always be one step ahead, eager to help humans. I have read about projects on the internet where an amputee can control their prosthetic limb using neural signals from the brain. Isn’t that cool?
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