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, game based learning, learning through films and videos) to improve the quality of school education in India.

Recently I have co-founded and function as the Director of Academics at Product Innovation Academy. This was set up to help the current talent in the industry get familiar with the latest tools of Innovation, gain contemporary domain knowledge around Product Management, User Experience, Design Thinking. These in my opinion are key ingredients that are essential as we strive to build better technology products and solutions out of India.

Some of my other engagements. 
I am an advisor to a few organisations on design and social innovations. I am 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 regularly speak at conferences and events on Design and Social Innovations and am often mentoring  on the same.

I function as the Managing Director of Happy Horizons Consulting.

I am the President of the IIT Guwahati Alumni Association.

Let’s catch up in person here! I am always up for conversations!

  • Inauguration of ‘Learning through Videos’ Project by Happy Horizons Trust & Childrens Film Society of India, Saharsa, Bihar, May 22nd, 2015
  • UX & Product Management meet up, Costa Coffee, Koramangala, Bangalore, June 19th, 2015

Upcoming Workshops and Classes :

  • Advanced User Experience Design & High fidelity Prototyping, Institute of Product Leadership, Bangalore.
  • 3 days User Experience Design & prototyping workshop, hosted by Product Innovation Academy, June 26th, 27th, 28th, Pune.

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.

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Workshops

UX Workshop in progress

Annual report of Happy Horizons Trust