Akanksha | uhh-KAAN-shuh
I am a user experience/service designer with a passion for connecting disparate dots. My approach to designing and problem solving is understanding the core issues from multiple perspectives to create a truly informed solution. My background in biology, politics, and digital communications have served to my advantage by providing me diverse ways of thinking. Subsequently, information synthesis is my natural forte.
I am in the process of obtaining my Master’s in Digital Experience Design at Hyper Island (Teesside University). My thesis concerns designing efficient communication systems between parents of ASD children, their educators, and therapists.
In my downtime, I like to understand the world —therefore myself—better through music, literature, philosophy, travel, and dance. Currently looking for Brazilian Jiu-jitsu gym recommendations!
The following are my top five talents, i.e. what I naturally do best, as determined by Gallup's CliftonStrengths.
I quickly weigh alternative paths and determine the best one making me an agile decision-maker.
I have a natural ability to pick up and absorb information quickly and to challenge myself to continually learn more, keeping on the cutting edge.
I seek and store information. My pursuit of mastery and access to knowledge empowers me to make credible and well-informed decisions.
I am intrigued with the unique qualities of each person allowing me to understand how different people can work together productively.
Because I am comfortable taking charge and speaking up, I can remove bottlenecks and reassure others in times of crisis.
What others have said about working with me:
"Akanksha is a natural facilitator who is capable of intitiating clever conversations within her team to stir thoughts and make collaborative decisions together"
"A critical mind paired with a voice that is unafraid to speak up, she's helped propel the project by steering us clear of ambiguities. She also proactively stretches her 'comfort zone' by taking on additional responsibilities for the team"
"Akanksha took the lead to guide us during this process several times. Although we had to deal with ambiguity a lot, she had a natural way of leading the team as well as a contagious laugh, that helped to create a positive atmosphere."