Viki is a design student in Design Academy Eindhoven. She aspires to use her time and capabilities to empower underserved individuals and to accommodate diverse cultural or emotional needs of the 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 context 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 a context of different cultures and societies and leave a sustainable impact.