Niharika Hariharan: Senior Design Consultant, Seren and arts graduate

Design consultant Niharika Hariharan talks about how art school taught her empathy and explains how her experience of working collaboratively with her peers gave her skills she still uses daily.

Niharika is a service designer with a background in research and communication design. A TATA scholar, she graduated from Central Saint Martins with a MA in ‘Creative Practice for Narrative Environments’.

Her practice lies in the intersection between design and research and prior to Seren she has worked with organisations such as Nokia Research Center, Arup Foresight, Hp Labs and MTV. Niharika is interested in developing creative processes that engage people and communities, to develop desirable futures. Her work focuses on creating tools and methodologies, which lead to authoring strong and meaningful interfaces, services or publications across all channels. Niharika has worked in various sectors including education, agriculture, telecommunication, retail, way-finding systems and social media.

This film was commissioned by Artquest as part of An Arts Foundation, six filmed interviews with a diverse group of individuals who have all gone through an art school education but have shifted career-path later in life. 

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