Alipta Ballav

Sr. Design Manager & Product Lead @ Microsoft | User Experience Design


Years of Experience


indian institute of technology bombay, indian institute of social welfare and business management, arena animation, rabindra bharati university kolkata, university of calcutta, st thomas church school


microsoft, design shots, cerner, stanford hci group, harman, wipro, acm association for computing machinery, diadem technologies, net perfect pvt ltd, digital soup

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    2022 - Present


    Sr. Design Manager & Product Lead

    I am responsible for growing and scaling a Design team in Microsoft Bangalore for the Retail Industry cloud. Over the past year we have been building experiences for the retail industry. Here is a sneak preview of what we have built.

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    2020 - 2022

    design shots

    Co-Founder (Non-Profit)

    We intend to democratize User experience education and learning, and for the same reason we are planning for our 3rd Design Conference this year. If you are interested to volunteer please DM me

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    2017 - 2022


    Sr. Manager User Experience

    Leading a team of 21 awesome designers and helping them take up complex healthcare design challenges.

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    2016 - 2017

    stanford hci group

    UX Researcher/ collaborator (Non - profit)

    I’m a member of the Stanford Crowd Research Collective, a worldwide group of researchers led by Michael Bernstein in Stanford CS, we are developing a crowdsourcing platform named as Deamo, I am working with researchers worldwide in building sustainable solutions and creating a journey map for the users. Following are the areas of my contribution -Understanding & Analyzing the Crowdsourcing space -Role playing as crowd worker and understand the challenges of a user -How to establish Open Governance in Crowdsourcing – we are proposing guilds, which can solve worker reputation & fair wage problems -Giving shape to raw concepts through story boarding

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    2015 - 2017


    Sr.User Experience Consultant

    Worked as an Individual Contributor to different client projects. Some of the project requirements allowed me to -Create end to end user flows and interactive prototype for a Japanese automobile company. -Contribute towards building a Design system for a online educational platform -Define goals and metrics for researching and usability testing -Conduct Data Analysis on gathered data from online surveys. -Cultivate thought leadership by contributing to white papers & blogs POVs, mentor teams & nurture team building activities

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    2007 - 2015


    Manger/Principal UX

    As a Sr. Consultant I have spearheaded several large-scale digital transformations for Banking & financial, healthcare & Telecom customers in re-vamping their complete Digital Experiences on different dimensions from building rich interactive HTML 5 based responsive prototype design to solve core user experience problems. Experience in consulting global customers on Mobile UX/UI strategy in terms of creating an engagement model, channel adoption for a segmented user groups, selecting the optimal UI framework and leverage best practices & standards. Experience working as a Pre-sales consultant serving as a subject matter expert in the areas of UX/UI, responding to technical queries raised by prospects, partnered with client business and technical teams to understand business objectives and data requirements, supported POCs as required and validated technical response. Responsible for Business Generation with & revenue targets Experience in managing the Delivery organization as Operations lead in Demand fulfillment, recruitment, managing Cost of Delivery, meeting numbers and achieving Revenue Targets

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    2006 - 2007

    acm association for computing machinery

    IT Consultant

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    2003 - 2005

    diadem technologies

    Sr. Web Developer

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    1999 - 2002

    net perfect pvt ltd

    Graphic Designer

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    1998 - 1998

    digital soup

    Multimedia Intern


16 Skills

Business-to-Business (B2B)












User Experience

User Experience (UX)

User Experience Design

User Experience Design (UED)


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    2021 - 2022

    indian institute of technology bombay

    Postgraduate Program

    User Experience Design

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    2002 - 2004

    indian institute of social welfare and business management

    Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management

    Finance, Marketing

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    1999 - 2000

    arena animation

    Diploma in Advanced Multimedia Design Applications


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    1996 - 2000

    rabindra bharati university kolkata

    Bachelor of Visual Arts

    Applied Arts

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    1993 - 1995

    university of calcutta

    Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)


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    1977 - 1993

    st thomas church school

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