Digital Futures (MDes)

“Manisha Laroia is a Product Designer, Digital Technology researcher & Visual Thinker, working at the intersection of people, technology, and business. With a focus on the future of digital technologies and human-machine interactions primarily Conversational Interfaces both voice and chat. She simplifies complex information, decodes user behaviour and designs experiences through a collaborative process. ”

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Manisha Laroia is a designer and digital technology researcher. She holds a BDes in Product Design from the NID India. She is currently a Master of Design candidate in the Digital Futures program at OCADU, exploring human-computer relationships in Voice User Interfaces. Her practice includes designing technologies informed by user research. She has worked in healthcare technologies having been a Biodesign Fellow (medical innovation program of the Department of Biotechnology, India) and an IDEO Global Community Fellow managing OpenIDEO’s healthcare innovation challenges. She was also a Research Assistant at the Social Body Lab and the Visual Analytics Lab at OCADU working on wearable technology and user-experiences.
OCAD U - Graduate Studies
Digital Futures (MA, MDes and MFA)
Major Completed, 2021
National Institute of Design, India
Bachelor of Design in Product Design
Major Completed, 2016

Conversation UX Design User-experience Research and Design, Product Design Interaction Design Human Centred Design Design Thinking

2021, FUTURE: NOW Digital Futures Graduate Thesis Exhibition 2021
Toronto (Online)
OCAD U Dean's Scholarship
OCAD University