Hi! I'm Shivan Kannan

A passionate UX Designer from Chennai, INDIA

About Me

My name is Shivan Kannan

I’m a Certified Usability Analyst (CUA)™ by Human Factors International (HFI) who is passionate about creating engaging and responsive end user experiences on web and mobile platforms.

Teaching about Improving UX on an existing product at IIT Madras

I’m constantly learning new things everyday and enjoy networking with design professionals. Learning through sharing has always worked best for me and a strong believer of interest driven hard work.

I currently lead the Design Community at Interaction Design Foundation (IDF) in Chennai – mentoring and spearheading one of Chennai’s largest and growing design community with nearly 600 design professionals.

With a background as a Computer Science Engineer and a gold medalist during my Masters in Design, I’ve been blending both worlds as a creative professional for nearly two decades. My work experience in Interaction Design includes sketching wireframes, building interactive prototypes, mocks and designing user interfaces with focus on User Centered Design (UCD) & usability principles. I’m highly passionate in building enhanced user experiences by constantly advocating for the user. I’ve helped and guided several startups and companies in establishing their brand, corporate identity with logo, brochures, flyers, business cards, labels, sign boards, standees, email newsletters, infographics for digital marketing and similar.

Whats on my UX Palette


user research
User Research

Personas • Heuristic evaluation • Voice of the customer

Business Analyses

Ensure business value • Business objectives • Requirements • Objectives

visual design
Visual Design

User interface • Branding • Style guides • Typography • Iconography • Accessibility

front end development
Front End

Write code • HTML/ CSS/ JS • Front end frameworks

interaction design
Interaction Design

Flow diagraming • Storyboards • User journey maps • Wireframes

information architecture
Information Architecture

Navigation scheme • Search mechanism • Organisation • Taxonomies

content strategy
Content Strategy

Content writing • Content organisation • Communications • Copy-editing

vision strategy
Vision Strategy

Vision • ROI • Execution • Planning • Assessment




Swimming Pool

Wellness Spa

Fine Dining

In-house Bar

Banquet Hall

I add Business Value to Designs by making it Useful, Usable and Desirable

I believe in interest driven hardwork and have a strong passion to network, read and learn thereby staying abreast in UX practices.


Choice Of Rooms
$ 125 / Night

Single Room

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$ 255 / Night

Double Room

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$ 375 / Night

Executive Suite

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$ 425 / Night

Duplex Suite

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