An alumnus of the National Institute of Design, India
I majored in Product Design. I then went on to do the Biodesign Fellowship, a MedTech entrepreneurship fellowship at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
Operating at the intersection of people, technology and business, I have worked on projects ranging from simple agricultural tools to solving complex systemic problems like monitoring pregnancies for safer childbirth.
I see my role as that of a problem solver, one that steps in to simplify available information, decode user-behaviour and build solutions in collaboration with diverse disciplines. I am the ‘mutant’ in most teams who sometimes adapts to learn new things and other times rises to the occasion to connect the missing links.
I am currently a Master of Design candidate in the Digital Futures program at OCADU, exploring human-computer relationships in Voice User Interfaces. I majored in Product Design from the National Institute of Design, India. My practice includes designing technologies informed by user research. Over the last six years, I have worked in healthcare technologies having been a Biodesign Fellow (medical innovation program of the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India) and an IDEO Global Community Fellow managing OpenIDEO’s healthcare innovation challenges. I was also a Research Assistant at the Social Body Lab and the Visual Analytics Lab at OCADU working on wearable technology and user-experiences.
My earliest childhood memories are of me scribbling mountains with my grandmother. Now every time I doodle I am drawn back to those wonder-filled afternoons making me feel more like a five-year old now than I ever filling me with a child-like wonder. From working in a young healthcare startup to teaming up with OpenIDEO for global design challenges it is this child-like wonder that has 'un-shaped' me into a Design Mutant, curious to take up new challenges and wear different hats to fills the gaps.
I see my role as that of a problem solver, one who steps in to simplify available information, decode user-behaviour and brings method to madness.
I enjoy being the occasional fly-on-the-wall observing people in their element.
When I am not working you can find me reading, doodling, binge-watching, obsessively cleaning or making paper-planes.
Books, a sketchbook, chai and spicy food
/ PERSONAL MISSION
How might we make technology more human and delightful, to solve for people’s unmet needs?
Naoto Fukasawa | Jane Fulton Suri | Dieter Rams | R.K. Laxman & the people around me!
/ BOOK SHARE
Naoto Fukasawa, the book.
It was my first introduction to the hidden philosophy & poetry of Design.
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