Children must be taught how to think, not what to think – Margaret Mead
Each one of us feels connected with some cause. I’m passionate about kids and design education, simply because kids have amazing creativity, energy, a fearless attitude, the ability to think out of the box, and the openness to explore something new!
Kids and Design Education – Design Thinking Workshops for Young Students
I routinely Volunteer as a guest speaker at the ‘Code for Fun’ and ‘Sewausa.org‘ product design camps for elementary to high-school students.
Things are changing rapidly around us and the real-life problem is getting more complex and abstract. To solve them, the young generation needs to develop a growth mindset and learn important problem-solving, analytical, and spatial thinking skills which will be increasingly important in the future. I feel exposing young students to the concept of Design Thinking is one step towards preparing them for their future hence I conduct Design Thinking workshops for young students.
I have been sharing my thoughts on design management, innovation, and design at various community forums. Here are the snippets of a few of my recent industry talks.
Links to my talks
Insta live knowledge sharing session for Design Management Students
UX Talks Conference – Women in Design
Solve By Design – an online design symposium
Avantika Designeering Podcast Series
AntWak – Knowledge-sharing videos
Guest lecture at UC Berkeley Extension
Mentor – LEAD Design Thinking program for high-school students at Sewa.org
While in India I have been a mentor, guest faculty, and jury member for postgrad and undergrad students specializing in User Experience Design at MIT Institute of design.
Art as a Medium of Expression and Exploration
In July 2019 I conducted a group art show along with my friends. The theme was ‘Vanishing Traditions’ and ‘Nature’. This art exhibition was a tribute to traditions and tribal communities in India that are vanishing rapidly. Nature is my biggest inspiration and I enjoy exploring different shapes, textures, and colors inspired by nature in my art.