Hridae Walia

Interaction Designer


Interaction Designer

Maria Mortati Experience Design

July 2020 - March 2021, San Francisco, CA

  • Conducted desk research on multi-sensory and immersive technologies and developed a research database for people living with mid to late stage Dementia.

  • Conducted heuristic evaluation of existing immersive and sensory products.

  • Created experience maps defining how the project would exist within a senior living memory care facility.

  • Rapid prototyping of early concepts.

  • The first iteration of the MCES was a finalist in the Fast Company 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards.

February 2023 - September 2023, San Francisco, CA

  • Designed and prototyped multi-sensory experiences, including interactive devices with embedded haptics.

  • Redesigned the UX and information architecture of a web based experience library to accompany the experiences.

  • Conducted user tests with residents, and evaluated experiences based on established design principles.

  • After deployment, over 200 sessions demonstrated overwhelmingly positive feedback.

Interaction Designer


November 2022 - February 2023, San Francisco, CA

  • Interaction and UI Design for various projects including fintech, 3D projects, and restaurant management software.

Product Designer


July 2021 - June 2022, San Francisco, CA

  • Designed mobile and desktop apps from scratch for Virdio, an app providing AR workout experiences.

  • Conducted initial research and worked with stakeholders to define the core user experience of the product.

  • Designed and prototyped interactive AR activities.

  • Successfully launched the Virdio mobile and desktop apps.

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MS Human-Computer Interaction + Design

University of Washington

2023 - 2024, Seattle, WA

BFA Interaction Design

California College of the Arts

2016 - 2020, San Francisco, CA



Interaction Design

Information Architecture

Rapid Prototyping

High Fidelity Prototyping

Physical Prototyping



Task Flows

Journey Mapping


Contextual Inquiry

Usability Testing

User Interviews

Concept Mapping

Heuristic Evaluation



C++, JS, CSS (Prototyping)


Adobe Suite