Mileha Soneji: Simple hacks for life with Parkinson's
Mileha Soneji believes that having empathy and being able to put yourself in another person's shoes is what makes for great design. Full bio
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must have heard about it.
a lot of family events.
used to drag me to these family events.
that I always looked forward to
deteriorate in health.
degeneration of the nervous system,
who used to be independent
because of tremors, much more difficult.
one step at a time, like this,
the center of attention
in people's eyes.
are newly diagnosed with Parkinson's,
solve these multifaceted problems,
and eventually make a big impact.
to not cure Parkinson's,
much more simple,
was tremors, right?
drinking coffee or tea in public
back inside every time they have tremors,
compared to a normal cup.
as a Parkinson's patient product.
by you, me, any clumsy person,
for them to use, to blend in.
very superficial information,
to get a new perspective.
let's observe him in his daily tasks,
observing him walking to his dining table,
so difficult to walk on flat land,
a fancy rail that takes you up a staircase
to reach this position,
without his walker?"
walk on flat land
it's because it's a continuous motion.
who also suffers from the same symptoms
this feeling of walking on a staircase
were tested and tried on him,
was this one. Let's take a look.
abruptly ended, he froze,
flowing through all their rooms,
made it into a projection,
is make every Parkinson's patient
like his old self again.
has become synonymous to high tech,
smarter and smarter day by day.
that's simple and yet effective?
and some curiosity,
Don't be scared of them.
into much smaller problems,
if we all came up with simple solutions.
if we combined all our simple solutions?
but with simplicity.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERMileha Soneji - Product designer
Mileha Soneji believes that having empathy and being able to put yourself in another person's shoes is what makes for great design.
Why you should listen
Mileha Soneji is a trained strategic product designer, originally hailing from the city of Pune in India. She currently works in the Netherlands as a strategist. Her work entails combining the fuzzy front-end of the design process with emerging technologies to answer the question of what needs to be designed in the future.
Even as a child, Mileha had a keen interest in (re)designing things around her, even though she had little knowledge about it as a profession. This led her to take up the Bachelor in Product Design at the MIT School of Design. After graduation, she got a couple of years of work experience in India, where she quickly realized that apart from the actual tangible design, a successful product needs a backbone of thorough research in user needs and market analysis. The need to study this further brought Mileha to Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands to study Strategic Product Design for her Masters.
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