My name is Krish Raheja. Growing up in India in a family
of entrepreneurs, topics of conversation at the dining table often circled around startups. The intersection between business, economics, science, and creativity
is what ultimately drove me to design.
I love BIG, impossible problems. By understanding individuals' psychology and emotions, I am able to identify the context in which problems disrupt society. As a systems thinker, I find patterns, reframe problems, and translate research into tangible solutions. Collaborating with interdisciplinary teams
of ethnographers, psychologists, technologists, executives, and creatives allows me to break boundaries and unlock hidden opportunities to create real impact.
Innovation Of Meaning
Drove a powerful shift in Hearing Lab Technology from a product-only approach to a service-focused approach with a new mission: “to help every human make sense of their hearing health."
Challenge: Perception of hearing aids
Organization: Meaningful Works
Role: Design Research & CX Lead
Translated qualitative research into an innovative digital experience to alleviate the cancer journey during a sponsored studio at ArtCenter. Our team’s IP was eventually acquired and I was hired to continue working for the digital therapeutics startup.
Challenge: Well-being of cancer patients
Organization: Blue Note Therapeutics
Role: Design Research & Experience Design
Developed a way of approaching complex problems through service ecosystems that combine the design of products, interfaces, environments, visual communication, and services.
Challenge: Mental Well-being of students
Organization: Art Center, Testlab Berlin
Brought various community stakeholders
in the design process including the Cedars-Sinai Community Advisory Board (health practitioners, community organizations, ethnic and immigrant groups as well as LGBTQIA+ advocates.)
Challenge: HPV in LGBTQIA+ communities
Organization: Cedars-Sinai Research Center