Devika Singh

Devika Singh

MDes

devikas@andrew.cmu.edu

I found my most valuable life advice from the book The Little Prince. In that Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” This later became the guiding principle in my design philosophy. I try to understand people, and the world that they live in, at a deeper level so that the design goes beyond the obvious.

Over the past few years, I have developed an understanding and appreciation for technology-driven rapid socio-economic changes. My specific interests lie in humanising technology with design solutions that are future-oriented yet grounded in sustainability. 

Presently I’m in beautiful Pittsburgh studying Design for Interactions at Carnegie Mellon University. Before this, I was designing mission critical devices as a Senior Industrial Designer at Motorola Solutions in Penang, Malaysia. Previous to that, I was part of the Bosch User Experience Studio in Bangalore where I was involved in creating products and services in the domains of Automotive, Robotics, Additive Manufacturing, Smart Home/Connected Devices, and much more. 

I completed my undergraduate studies in Product Design, from the National Institute of Design, India. In the following years I worked independently and with cross-functional teams on projects ranging from strategic innovation in nature to fully implemented products. 

My interests of study are wide ranged and sometimes far out; which I like to bring together through design. It has been my medium to create compelling, distinctive and thought provoking work.

The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher perennially serves as a source of design inspiration for me.