I am a Conversation + Product Designer & Visual Thinker. My practice includes designing technologies informed by user research with a focus on the future of digital technologies and human-machine interactions with a special interest in Conversational Interfaces (chatbots and voice-bots), Artificial Intelligence, Wearables & Healthcare . I am keen to design emerging technologies for adoption in previously unexplored scenarios. I have a B.Des in Product Design from the NID India and completed by MDes in the Digital Futures program at OCADU. I have worked with some amazing teams at IBM, IDEO,
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Titan Watches.
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 building a master's thesis on sociable voice user interfaces, 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 and making talking bots. When I am not working you can find me reading, doodling, binge-watching, DIY-ing, organizing spaces or making paper-planes.
/ MY ESSENTIALS
A pen, a sketchbook, chai and eggs 🍳
/ PERSONAL MISSION 🚀
How might we make technology more human and delightful, to solve for people’s unmet needs?
R.K. Laxman | Jane Fulton Suri | Dieter Rams & the people around me! 🤩
/ BOOK SHARE
Naoto Fukasawa, the book. 📕
It was my introduction to seeing Design as a practice and philosophy, a way of being.
/ SPECIAL MENTIONS