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Pratik Vyas

Pratik Vyas

Senior Lecturer

Computer Science

Staff Group(s)
Computer Science

Role

Dr. Pratik Vyas is a research-informed Senior Lecturer of Information Technology (User eXperience and Data Visualisation) at the School of Science & Technology, NTU.

Career overview

Dr. Pratik is a Student Led Teaching Award winner in the field of Computing and Information sciences. His research subjects include UX and Data Visualization, Co-creation, Internet Application Development and Interface technologies. Pratik has qualifications such as HEA fellowship and SEDA qualification in academic mentoring.

Research areas

Pratik is part of Interactive Systems Research Group and has established research contributions in Open Design, Human-Computer Interaction and Co-design. His expertise is in data visualization skills for decision support, design skills for User eXperience (UX) and design management during web development SDLC, skills that he honed working as Business Analyst for many years. He is a recent AHRC grant awardee.

External activity

AHRC funding for Organizational Learning with Mind UK and Blue Light Services.

DiversAsia EU funded project

Pratik Vyas works as consultant with expertise as shown in table below:

Expertise name

Description of details

Time frame

Prerequisites and Commitments

Deliverables

General target market

UX research consultancy

Includes 1. key analysis using cutting edge UX tool and by applying latest trends and theories e.g. Soft system methodology, Heuristics etc., 2. Conducting dedicated data collection through individual UX interviews with expert user database as well as variety of Co-creation sessions that culminate in a detailed UX report that combines data driven, thoroughly analysed conclusions and structured planning. 3. Performance analysis and key strategy alignment suggestions with detailed plan for improvements.

between 4 to 6 days

No prior knowledge of UX is required from the business. Some commitment of time required to help understand the problem.

Regular updates provided, Meetings at beginning, midpoint and final presentation, Key documentation with SMART analysis of the proposed strategic solution provided at the end of the project

Software companies (Small,  Medium and Large size), Companies collaborating with multiple stakeholders such as local council, blue light services, etc (Small and Medium size)

Data Visualization

Includes: 1. thorough analysis of the existing services with Business Intelligence; 2. Thorough data collection from different experts to understand key advantages and drawbacks of different strategies to propose variety of choices as solution such as Oracle cloud, Tableau and Azure 3. Analytics application for Descriptive, Predictive and Prescriptive development where appropriate 4. User training and set up of new services along with regular maintenance and updating service

between 3 to 6 days

No prior knowledge of Data Visualisation is required from the business.

Updates at Midpoint and Solution(s) presentation at end.

Software companies (Small,  Medium and Large size), Companies utilising data or providing data based services to their clients (Small and Medium size)

UX training

Includes 1. developing the knowledge and understanding of UX design, UI development and detailed communication through documentation with practical application 2. key differences between user-centred approach and product-centred approach and the benefits and drawbacks; 3. key parts of understanding user through structured approach such as creating User personas and building Prototypes using Invision and its application in different industries; 4. Setting User testing criteria and applying traditional as well as latest cutting edge techniques such as eye tracking.

1 or 2 days workshop/webinar

No prior knowledge of UX is required from the candidate. Some knowledge of MS tools may be useful.

Training with practical application to business, Introduction and Support for BCS certification

Software companies (Small,  Medium and Large size), Companies collaborating with multiple stakeholders such as local council, blue light services, etc (Small and Medium size)

Data Visualization training

Includes: 1. Tableau and ChartJS programming to integrate data on web platform 2. Gathering, Sorting and Preping data and performing variety of analysis 3. Introduction to BI tools like PowerBI, Azure

2 to 4 day workshop/webinar

No particular prerequisite criteria required but some knowledge of web development or statistics may be helpful.

Training with practical application to business, Introduction and Support for dedicated certifications for different softwares.

Software companies (Small,  Medium and Large size), Companies utilising data or providing data based services to their clients (Small and Medium size)

Sponsors and collaborators

AHRC