An innovator who propagates the use of design as a tool for social impact.
Ishita Jain has a master's in design, with skills in ethnographic research, facilitation, UX, mapping complex systems, data visualisation, social entrepreneurship, and leadership. She works at Autodesk Foundation, where she uses her skills to support entrepreneurs and innovators creating innovative design solutions to the world's most pressing social and environmental challenges.
Ishita wants designers to find their sweet spot in execution. But the question is how do designers find these opportunities? Not enough design schools and institutes are urging students to think about the potential impact they can have in the world through their work. Also, most people, designers included, think that solving social problems is for governments, non-profits, and CSR institutions, and often don’t think about this as a career opportunity. Ishita wants to make an impact and help designers change and structure their approach.