Anirudha Joshi 2014  

About Anirudha Joshi (formal)

This is a formal introduction, my review assignments, my clients, and my projects. Here are my papers and invited talks. If you are looking for an informal introduction, it's here.

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Anirudha Joshi, IDC, IIT Bombay, Mumbai 400076, India

About Anirudha Joshi
Anirudha Joshi is professor in the interaction design stream in the IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay, India. He works in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) design. He teaches HCI and related topics in IIT Bombay and in academic institutions all over India. He was one of the first teachers to introduce usability and ethnographic user studies methods in India. On Teacher's Day in 2016, he got an award for Excellence in Teaching from IIT Bombay.

Anirudha is involved in designing interactive products for emergent users in developing economies, with a significant focus on Indian users. He has done user studies, interaction design, and usability evaluations for diverse domains including healthcare, literacy, Indian language text input, banking, education, industrial equipment, and FMCG packaging. His work has been for users in urban and rural India and on a variety of platforms including desktops, the web, mobile phones, ATMs, and custom hardware. Anirudha also works in the area of integrating HCI activities with software engineering processes. He has developed process models, tools, and metrics to help HCI practitioners deliver a better user experience.

Anirudha has authored papers in conferences and journals. He has given talks and reviewed for several conferences and events. Since 2007, Anirudha represents India on IFIP TC13 (the technical committee on Human-Computer Interaction of the International Federation for Information Processing). He is a member of the TC13 working group 13.2 on Methodologies for User-Centred Systems Design, and working group 13.8 on Interaction Design for International Development. In 2015, he was awarded the the IFIP Outstanding Service award for contributions to IFIP and the informatics community. He has been the moderator of HCIIDC , a mailing list of HCI professionals in India since its inception in 2001. He has been the co-general chair of several conferences including India HCI 2004, IDID / India HCI 2010, and APCHI / India HCI 2013. Since 2013, he is the founding director of HCI Professionals Association of India since 2013. Since 2014, he has been a member of ACM SIGCHI International Public Policy Committee. From 2015 to 2016 he was the Liaison for India for the ACM SIGCHI Asiam Development Committee. Since 2016, he has been the VP Finance of the ACM SIGCHI.

Anirudha interacts with the industry regularly. He has been a consultant to many companies and has collaborated with them on projects to help develop innovative products. He conducts workshops and courses for practitioners and he helps organisations integrate HCI activities in their processes.

Anirudha has been with IIT Bombay since 1998. Before joining IIT Bombay, Anirudha worked as a designer for six years. He made educational films, computer based training programs, designed interfaces for software products, multimedia CD ROMs and web sites.

Anirudha is a BTech (1989) in Electrical Engineering, an MDes (1992), in Visual Communication from the Industrial Design Centre, and a PhD (2011) in Computer Science and Engineering, all from IIT Bombay. His PhD thesis was about integration of HCI activities in software engineering for usability goals achievement. This mix of engineering and design background has given him a unique perspective in the multi-disciplinary field of HCI.

Anirudha Joshi can be contacted at anirudha[at]

Review Committees

Anirudha has been on the following review committees:

Anirudha's papers and invited talks.

Client List

Anirudha Joshi has collaborated with the following organisations on projects or consulting assignments:

  • Datamatics, Department of Information Technology, Department of Science and Technology, Flamouth University, Floor Universe, Grameen Foundation India, Hindustan Unilever, HP Labs India, IBM, Johnson and Johnson, Learning Byte, LG Electronics, Minds Eye Way, Microsoft, NCR Corporation, Nokia, Tata Consultancy Services

Participants from these organizations have attended courses by Anirudha Joshi:

  • IT companies: ABB, Altosys, Amdocs, Aptech, Approva Systems, Baan, Birla Soft, Blue Star Infotech, Bridge Over Tw, British Council, Cap Gemini, CMC, Cognizant, Comat, Comodo, Communicate2, Cordys, DE Shaw India, Dun & Bradstreet, eFunds, Element K, Elephant Design, Forbes Marshall, Future Bazaar, GE Healthcare, Genisys, hCentive, HCL Technologies, Hewlett Packard, HSBC, IBS, IIC Technologies, Implesys, Indoswiss, Infosys, Intel, Iridium Interactive, JK Tech, Jasubhai Digital Media, Kanbay, KPIT, L&T Infotech, Lion Bridge, Macromedia, Marvell Semiconductors, Mastek, Melstar, Mindtree, Microsoft, Mphasis, Netlink, NIIT, Oracle, Orient, Paper Plane, Paypal, Patni Computers, Polycom, Quintegra, Rave Technologies, Samsung, Satyam, SAP, SAS, Sasken, Sebiz Infotech, Selectica, SIS Infotech, Syntel, Sumtotal Systems, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Elexsi, Tata Honeywell, Tata Infotech, Tech Mahindra, Thoughtworks, Times Internet, Triumph India, Unisys, Young and Rubican, UGS, UTS, Vannenberg, Veritas, Verizon, Western Outdoor Interactive, Zensar
  • E-learning companies: 360 Training, Azim Premji Foundation, Brainvisa, Cognizant, Hurix, Kesdee, Learnet, Learning Byte, Lionbridge, Liqvid e-Learning Solutions, Maximize Learning, Tata Interactive, Trina, Valued Epistemics, Zee Learning
  • Educational institutions: College of Engineering, Pune; Cummins College of Engineering, Pune; Don Bosco, Mumbai; GN Khalsa College, Mumbai; Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur; Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati; Maharashtra Institute of Techonlogy Women's College of Engineering; Mudra Institute of Communication Arts, Ahmedabad; National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad; Sinhagad Institute of Technology, Pune; Vidya Institute of Technology, Baramati; Vidya Prasarak Mandal, Mumbai; Welingkar, Mumbai


  • Scaling up the rural enterprise in non-edible oils (2012-)
  • Designing products with Indian language OCR technologies (2011-)
  • Devanagari text input systems for touch-screen phones (2011-)
  • Multi-modal support for voice user interface for non tech-savvy users
  • (2010-2012)
  • IT solutions for people living with HIV / AIDS in India (2009-)
  • Ethnographic user studies for ATM and banking usage in small towns in India (2008)
  • Internet applications on mobile phones for emerging markets (2008)
  • Literacy, language and the mobile user interfaces (2007)
  • Galla a small shop retail management system (2006-2008)
  • Integrated process for software development using HCI and SE principles (2005-2011)
  • User studies of electronic voting machines during elections in India (2004)
  • Heuristic evaluation of e-learning content for rural schools (2004)
  • New devices for text input in Indian languages (2002-2004)
  • Inverted pyramid approach to designing information for rural users (2003)
  • User studies for ATM and banking usage in Mumbai (2003)
  • User studies for FMCG products (tooth brush, tooth paste, packaging etc.)
  • 'Hardware browser' for shared rural Internet kiosks (2004)
  • Hindi SMS editor for mobile phones (2004)

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