Portfolio

Here are some select outputs of my work, and a little bit about the way I work.

Most of my portfolio below highlights work done in partnership with collaborators from Designers of Tomorrow, and with the support of our partner organizations. 

 

 
research / The Unpaid Work Gap in Rural India Globally, women do 3x more unpaid work than men. We spent eight weeks living and working with women in rural India to find out why. We conducted ethnographic and participatory research to ask: what is unpaid work, and how does it limit women and girls? What are the barriers to closing the unpaid work gap? And, what can we do to change this? Here is an interactive website sharing the output of our research and a set of actionable opportunities for design. 

research / The Unpaid Work Gap in Rural India

Globally, women do 3x more unpaid work than men. We spent eight weeks living and working with women in rural India to find out why. We conducted ethnographic and participatory research to ask: what is unpaid work, and how does it limit women and girls? What are the barriers to closing the unpaid work gap? And, what can we do to change this? Here is an interactive website sharing the output of our research and a set of actionable opportunities for design. 

behind the scenes / Field Research

behind the scenes / Field Research

behind the scenes / Brainstorming

behind the scenes / Brainstorming

approach / Design Research and Testing Methods I use a toolkit of design research and testing methods to uncover latent needs and arrive at innovative solutions. Here are some of the tools, methods, and games I have used in the past to conduct ethnographic, participatory, and evaluative research and test concepts. [link coming soon]

approach / Design Research and Testing Methods

I use a toolkit of design research and testing methods to uncover latent needs and arrive at innovative solutions. Here are some of the tools, methods, and games I have used in the past to conduct ethnographic, participatory, and evaluative research and test concepts. [link coming soon]

systems map / Financing Higher Education University is expensive, and securing the necessary funds to attend a university is a complex experience for students and their families. This is especially true in the Indian context. We created a systems map of the current education financing landscape to identify key lever points for impact. The final map compiled the findings from over 50 interviews with students, parents, academic institutions, funders, and counsellors, and data from secondary research. [link coming soon]

systems map / Financing Higher Education

University is expensive, and securing the necessary funds to attend a university is a complex experience for students and their families. This is especially true in the Indian context. We created a systems map of the current education financing landscape to identify key lever points for impact. The final map compiled the findings from over 50 interviews with students, parents, academic institutions, funders, and counsellors, and data from secondary research. [link coming soon]

behind the scences / Synthesis Workshop

behind the scences / Synthesis Workshop

behind the scenes / Design Review

behind the scenes / Design Review

product design / Improving Return on Education We used a human-centered approach to help a new startup design and launch their flagship product - a data-driven education financing and decision making tool to enable higher returns on education.  This case study outlines my approach from question, to insight, to testing and final design. [link coming soon]

product design / Improving Return on Education

We used a human-centered approach to help a new startup design and launch their flagship product - a data-driven education financing and decision making tool to enable higher returns on education.  This case study outlines my approach from question, to insight, to testing and final design. [link coming soon]

behind the scenes / Storyboard

behind the scenes / Storyboard

design / Creating the Space for Women to Dream We worked with rural women in Northern India to design a co-operative Etsy-like local marketplace that uses imagery and personal brands to expand the scope of who a woman believes she can be. This case study highlights the challenge of time poverty, our approach to identifying the key nodes in the system to design for, and our process of iterative design in partnership with local women to arrive at the final concept. [link coming soon]

design / Creating the Space for Women to Dream

We worked with rural women in Northern India to design a co-operative Etsy-like local marketplace that uses imagery and personal brands to expand the scope of who a woman believes she can be. This case study highlights the challenge of time poverty, our approach to identifying the key nodes in the system to design for, and our process of iterative design in partnership with local women to arrive at the final concept. [link coming soon]

behind the scenes / Prototyping

behind the scenes / Prototyping

behind the scenes / Stakeholder Shareout

behind the scenes / Stakeholder Shareout

behind the scenes / Presentation Planning

behind the scenes / Presentation Planning