Dr Debayan Dhar
University: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam
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Dr Debayan Dhar has been working in the area of Interaction design since his post- graduation days. His research interests lie at the intersection of technology, design, and social sciences. He is interested in applying the principles of communication theory, social psychology and human-computer interaction in designing technologies that improve our overall well-being. After my post-graduation in Design from IIT Guwahati, he worked for a brief stint with Estuary Labs in design and development of world’s first web based carbon footprint applications. Thereafter he joined IIT Guwahati as a doctoral scholar and worked in the area of Instructional design. His doctoral studies were instrumental in identifying the effect of cross cultural markers and interface design on the performance of students in web based assessments. Based on this study he was awarded with the Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral fellowship and conducted a part of his experimental studies at various American universities, specifically at the University of Texas at Austin..
In 2017, he joined my Alma mater IIT Guwahati as an Assistant Professor of Design; currently he is collaborating with many researchers across University of Oslo and Georgia Tech in investigating the role of cross-cultural collaboration in design thinking and problem solving activities specifically in the context of HCI and ICT. Recently he has played a major role in establishing a MOU between IITG and Quercus Group, Copenhagen for conducting research specifically in the areas of Smart cities. Though he has been regularly following and collaborating with European and American universities, he has only followed works of researchers from BRICS nation specifically China and Brazil. Dr Dhar has peer reviewed more than 10 publications.