Growing up in Iran and having the opportunity to study, live, and work in Canada, set my mindset towards frugal innovation and addressing real-world issues.
Having worked as a Software Engineer in the tech industry for seven years and as a researcher in academia, I realized we often forget to take humans into account in every element of product development. This led me to undertake the MSc/MA in Innovation Design Engineering at Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art.
I appreciate the affinity between engineering and design in achieving a common purpose. This perspective encourages me to be curious and creative, seeking alternative answers to questions that perhaps haven’t been asked before.
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‘Fallback device can bypass governmental internet shutdowns to give access to news’, Dezeen, 13 March 2020.
‘Fallback - Designing for global internet shutdowns’, Student Notable Design for Social Impact Award, Core77 Design Awards, 2020
Rizi, B. S., Braasch, K., Salimi, E., Butler, M., Bridges, G., Thomson, D., “Monitoring the dielectric response of single cells following mitochondrial ATP synthase inhibition by oligomycin using a dielectrophoretic cytometer,” Biomicrofluidics, November 2014