I’m Akshata, a user experience designer and researcher, who loves to observe people, listen to their stories and understand their behavior. 

Presently, I am working as an Interaction Designer at Peterson Center on Healthcare, a non-profit, with a mission to accelerate adoption of innovations that increase quality and lower costs in the United States. 

I am an alumni of School of Visual Arts, NYC, where I studied MFA Design for Social Innovation. My passion for using design for meaningful change led me to this path. Currently I am exploring ways in which design can support behavior change. 

In the past, I have worked as a designer in a variety of fields including healthcare, game design, IT, Service Design, rural empowerment and education. These experiences have broadened my perspective about the scope of design for facilitating change.

I am a foodie and have recently developed a passion to cook. I appreciate all and any kind of humor. And I love board games— my favorite is the Settlers of Catan (for which I got a chance to work too!).

For anything related to opportunities or design or board games, get in touch!


Here's a glimpse of my design approach