Isha Hans

Isha Hans

MDes

ihans@andrew.cmu.edu

I’m a strategy and systems thinker interested in envisioning and crafting desirable futures.

I think at different scales, the bigger picture of the system as well as the finer details and am intrigued by questions around inclusivity, accessibility and ethics in emerging technology. To equip myself with the ability to frame and tackle these challenges, I’m currently pursuing Masters of Design in Design for Interactions at Carnegie Mellon University.

My prior background is architecture but I’ve worn many different hats: spatial designer, apparel designer, teacher and an interdisciplinary researcher. My secondary identity is that of an artist and I publish my artworks under the name ‘PumBhirri’. For me, having multiple identities, mostly simultaneously, has been liberating. My role as an architect has made me adept at working in a technical, time bound and meticulous framework; teaching has helped open up my mind towards complex problems and potential solutions; and pursuing art has given me the channel to be spontaneous and unfiltered. Through a combination of these I’ve learnt to be a lifelong learner!