I am a passionate designer and educator. My approach is firmly grounded in applying the principles of Design Thinking to Problem Solving, Team Management, Design Consulting, Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Currently I am the Director and Head of Operations of India Studio of L’école de design Nantes Atlantique, one of the leading Design schools in France. I am also the Managing Trustee of the Happy Horizons Trust, that uses the power of Design Thinking, Community based learnings and alternative education interventions (story telling, activity based learning, learning through films and videos) to improve the quality of school education in India.
I also organise sessions and workshops to help the people in the industry get familiar with the latest tools of Innovation, gain contemporary domain knowledge around Product Management, User Experience, Design Thinking, which are key ingredients to have as we strive to build better technology products and solutions.
As we move to a more connected world, User Experience & Design Thinking are critical skills towards creating products that add value to our daily lives.
Currently I teach courses on Design Theory & Methods, User Experience Design, Design for Social Impact at The Deisgn Village, Noida and the India Studio of L’école de design Nantes Atlantique.
I have mentored over 50 students in their Diploma projects, some of which have gone on to win awards too.
Advisory and Mentoring
I am an advisor to a few organisations on design and social innovations. I was a faculty of design at The Institute for Product Leadership, teaching User Experience, Prototyping and Usability to Product Management professionals. I am also on the advisory board of Saujanya Foundation,.
I am a design mentor at SpringBoard, helping students with their learnings on User Experience Design.
I am a design mentor and advisor at the Foster & Forge Foundation.
I am also the current President of the IIT Guwahati Alumni Association.