I'm currently enjoying my second year as a grad student at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design. My program is Communication Planning and Information Design.
I love working on systemic interaction design problems/opportunities requiring many minds; motivated by the moments of clarity and insight that move these projects forward. I lean most towards an explanation of design which goes something like, design is a way to walk through the forest at night... the design process is a way to create when your understanding is incomplete, when you don’t know what should be made. Another expression I am particularly fond of is, "iteration is design’s engine."
At CMU, I have explored a range of classes in the business school and in the wood shop, but mostly in the interaction and communication design studio, propelling my work in design and technology, in both application and academic research. It has been a rewarding experience resonating with my personal philosophy of ‘becoming’ and growth.
I grew up in Germany, Bangladesh, India and the U.S., and feel at home wherever there is a culture of creativity, continuous improvement, collaboration and kindness.