Team Spotlight

Gudur Raghavendra Reddy
Gudur Raghavendra Reddy (Raghu), is a visiting scholar from the School of Design at the University of Canberra, where he is an assistant professor and Design program director. Currently at Illinois, he is working with the TechSAge team to analyze findings from our qualitative user needs studyto identify opportunities for technology innovation. Raghu received an M.Des in visual communication from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT) and, a PhD in Interaction Design from the Queensland University of Technology. His research focuses on making contemporary technological products accessible for older and people with diverse capabilities.He is specifically interested in design for ubiquitous computing and ambient technologies for ageing in place.In addition, Raghu teaches courses related to User-experience design, Physical interaction design, visual communication, and design management. Raghu took to academics after extensive industry and research work experience in interactive multimedia, online distributed virtual environment games and medical visualization. When not doing things related to his work, Raghu likes to travel to pursue his passion for Black & White photography. And, on those gloomy days, Raghu can be found on his electronic bench building, what his partner calls useless, gadgets to create a safer and much lazier world.