I have a multi-faceted design background. After starting my career as an industrial designer in an early-stage mechatronics startup, I returned my alma mater and worked as a communication designer. Through contract work, I delivered digital experiences. Prior CMU, I worked as a user researcher in an autonomy/technology-adoption focused industry project.
Now, I'm transitioning to interaction design. As a designer, my goal is to empower people by making technology more approachable and accessible. I'm the happiest if my team delivers a successful solution with real-life impact.
Mentee — Andreessen Horowitz (a16z)
One of 30 students of Gen. Design Program Cycle V '18
IBM Watson Prize — Emirates ML & AI Hackathon ‘17
Designed “EM: A Conversational Travel Companion”
Works Shortlisted — Interaction Awards ‘18 by IxDA
”Future Voices” and “Project Sheeperd”
$1,000 Thesis Grant — kynamatrix Research Network ‘18
Thesis Proposal: “Designing ‘Trustworthy’ Interactions for Opening the Black Box of Autonomous Agents”
Participated — Google SPAN Pittsburgh 2017
Assisted a Product Demo: “Dranimate by Ali Momeni”