As a designer

I’ve worked in a multitude of domain spaces, including aviation, mobility, and voice design. I’ve worked as a lead on a product design team (Alexa at Amazon, GE Aviation, GE Digital) and as an innovation strategist (Qantas, Greenfield Labs). With a background in interaction design from Carnegie Mellon University, and studio art and psychology from Rice University, I bring a human- and humanity-centered approach to my process, translating user research insights to sustainable interfaces, services, and systems.

"Strong opinons, loosely held"

An observer at heart, I have found myself gravitating toward the intersection between change implementation and service design delivery in fast-paced working environments working on social innovation projects. Of course, there’s always space for dessert delight (I am a bit of an ice cream snob).

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Human

As a full-time human

I'm a systems thinker, geeking out on a lot of things from how to make the perfect cup of chai, to optimizing my credit card for maximum points. I am equally a nester as a traveler, having found that a sense of community fulfils me as much as adventuring down the less-traveled path (#exploreyourbackyard). You’ll often find me reflecting, relaxing, and processing through my art which I showcase on @FINELINESBYV. 

GE
Safety-Conf
Design Outlook 2023 – Melbourne
ADW
Innovation-Tech-Tour-2

As a speaker

ENTERPRISE UX, JUL 2023

Scaling Design Superpowers within the Current State of Design

EFB USERS FORUM, JUN 2023 + JUN 2022

Crafting better EFB Experiences and Platforms,
UX in Aviation: designing EFB applications

DESIGN OUTLOOK, MAY 2023

Duality of Design

AUSTIN DESIGN WEEK, NOV 2020

Aeroderivative: Retooling Design Methodologies in Aviation

LONGITUDE.SITE, FEB 2020 + JUN 2020 + NOV 2020 

Human-centered process of User Experience Design,
Sparking Creativity through constraints, Building a process

UX AUSTRALIA, AUG 2020

Burnout: Confessions of a corporate design athlete

ART SOMEWHERE, AUG 2020

Mandala Making

SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN, MAY 2018

Designing for Urbanism,
Methods of the Street Workshop

SAN FRANCISCO SERVICE DESIGN JAM, MAR 2018

Intro to Prototyping

SPUR SAN JOSE, JUN 2018

Transit and Design Workshop

I acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Custodians on whose land I live, play, and work. I pay my deepest respects to all Indigenous Elders past, present and emerging.

© Feb 2024 Vinita Israni
No programmers were harmed in the making of this website 

Questions, criticism, and gibberish are always appreciated.

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