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 a graduate student at OCAD University, Toronto in the Digital Futures M.Des program, I am exploring emerging technologies and researching its impact on our culture. 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 program at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Working at the intersection of people, technology and business, my work ranges from designing technology products to working on complex systemic problems.
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.
/ MY ANIMAL
Monkeys: I enjoy hanging out in groups & get most of my ideas from fun conversations. Oh also, I love bananas with peanut butter.
/ 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.
M.Des Digital Futures
Awarded OCAD U Dean's Scholarship
September 2019 - May 2021
National Institute of Design
B.Des Product Design
June 2011 - January 2016
/ SPECIAL MENTIONS