Designing For Transition
I am Melika Alipour Leili, an Experience Designer with a background in Industrial Design and Design Research. I work with tech and innovation labs to create novel digital experiences for web and consumer electronics. I also moonlight as a speculative designer, experimenting with unconventional design mediums such as theater, game, and illustrations.
I believe in a design that is in relation to its ecosystem, therefore I constantly experiment with co-design frameworks to reflect all stakeholders' voices on the solution.
My latest stop has been in Singapore, where I work with the Grab team but I previously have worked and lived in Tehran, Rochester, New York, and San Francisco.
Over the course of past 6 years, I have had the honor to work as a UX designer in fast pace and innovative environments. From Samsung Research America to Grab, I have focused on creating the best digital interactions for end-users in each cultural setting. Below are some examples of launched products that I was part of.
As a design researcher, I am interested in using the design process in different capacities to provide unconventional solutions for wicked problems. My main focus is on social innovation in relation to technology and its implications. Below are some of my independent projects over the years.
The River Speaks: nonhuman in the classroomThe River Speaks is a curriculum for high schoolers, focused on a speculative future where rivers have recognised agency.
William Randolph Hearst Scholarship for Parsons’ socially responsible art/design projects of the year, 2017 (Winner), Core77 design award 2018,
Iron A Design Award 2019
Middle TableWhat's the role of design to challenge the human-nature dichotomy toward an ecocentric future?
-12th International Design and Design History Symposium (Presented)
Driverless GovernanceWhat if governance becomes driverless?
Recognitions: Design for Next conference(presented),
Creative Application Magazine (Featured)