Viki is a design student at Design Academy Eindhoven. She aspires to use her time and capabilities to empower underserved individuals and to design for the diverse cultural and emotional needs of people. Originally focused on product design, Viki’s interest has diverged to design research through participating in a project investigating the health care systems in India and the Netherlands.
Through her internship at IHCD she hopes to experience a design process which puts a designer in a humble position to learn about people and their experiences without preconceptions. She wishes to gain a deeper understanding of ethnographic research and become capable as a designer to create support which would appropriately fit into the context of different cultures and societies and leave a sustainable impact.