Design for Impact on Parkinsons Patients

Mileha Soneji believes that the key to truly understanding user needs, is to be in the other person’s shoes. But what if that person has Parkinsons? How do the principles of user centric design apply? By help of empathy, designers can create products and designs that provide value to people’s lives and fulfill their core needs. And remember: smart does not necessarily mean high tech.

Mileha is a trained strategic product designer, originally hailing from the city of Pune in India. She currently works in the Netherlands as a strategic designer. Her work entails combining the fuzzy front-end of the design process with emerging technologies to reveal what needs to be designed in the future. Mileha Soneji is a renowned speaker, and her TED talk has 930.000 views and counting.

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