Hello Again!

I'm Guru - an engineer turned designer focused on making digital products more intuitive and easy to use. I'm extremely passionate about design systems, scalable design, and strategic foresight.

My undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Engineering gave me a strong background in technology and software development and helped me understand the various stakeholders and processes involved in the development of digital products.

Over the past three years, I have taken on roles throughout the product development process encompassing research, design, development, and strategic foresight. I've worked at Salesforce, Georgia Tech, Ignitus, and Groceristar. I've also worked on projects sponsored by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Georgia Aquarium.

Apart from design, I have also worked on projects as a Qualitative Researcher. I'm a huge fan of astronomy and space exploration. In my free time, I produce electronic music and write poetry.

Currently, I'm pursuing my Master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction at the Georgia Institute of Technology and designing data-driven experiences at the intersection of machine intelligence and sustainability.

Gurudutt Perichetla

Here are some important learnings from design leaders such as Justin Maguire, Kat Holmes, Shahrzad Samadzadeh, and Florian Vollmer that have helped me in my design journey:


  1. Leave the World Better than you found it.

  2. Understand your role in the grand scheme of things and be intentional in incorporating learning as a work goal.

  3. Build relationships cross-functionally across the business and develop a shared understanding of Shippable.

  4. Honor individual experiences and seek ways to incorporate accessibility and inclusive design.

Here are some inspiring books I've read this Summer:

Mismatch


Mismatch

Kat Holmes


Thinking in Systems


Thinking in Systems

Donella Meadows


Design for How People Think


Design for How People Think

John Whalen


Business Thinking for Designers


Business Thinking for Designers

Ryan Rumsey


Range


Range

David Epstein


Ikigai


Ikigai

Hector Garcia & Francesc Miralles


Here are some amazing albums I'm currently listening to:

See Without Eyes


See Without Eyes

The Glitch Mob


Faith


Faith

George Michael


Surrender


Surrender

Hurts


Chal Mohan Ranga


Chal Mohan Ranga

Thaman SS


Gang Leader


Nani's Gang Leader

Anirudh Ravichander


Sarvam


Sarvam

Yuvan Shankar Raja