Prof Dina El Zanfaly | Carnegie Mellon University, School of Design | Fall ‘20

9.3 // Intro

Hi! I’m Amrita. I’m currently a second-year MDes student in the School of Design.

I’m a huge fan of popular culture, interactive media, design, and learning. In my free time, you’ll likely catch me watching a…


Understanding studio-based learning experiences in remote and hybrid contexts

⚡️ Process blog for a CMU School of Design (SoD) research study led by Prof. Stacie Rohrbach with support from research assistants Anna Boyle, Michelle Cedeno, Matt Geiger, and myself Amrita Khoshoo ⚡️

scenes from last semester (thanks to: CMU School of Design Instagram)

Week 1–2: Interviews + Synthesis

How can approaches for studio-based teaching and learning be designed to support effective instruction in remote and hybrid contexts?

This is the question we’re tackling during this study. CMU will be moving towards a hybrid learning…


Team 16: Amrita Khoshoo, Diana Minji Chun, Hannah Koenig, Shambhavi Deshpande

This post chronicles our team’s progress as it happens for the third phase of our Interaction Design Studio 2 Project, taught by Peter Scupelli in Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design. You can find the full process publication here.

3/4 Workshop Synthesis


Team 16: Amrita Khoshoo, Diana Minji Chun, Hannah Koenig, Shambhavi Deshpande

This post chronicles our team’s progress as it happens for the first phase of our Interaction Design Studio 2 Project, taught by Peter Scupelli in Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design. You can find the full process publication here.

Monday 1/13: The Brief

“wicked problems plauge the world — design is the antidote.” (index website)


Carnegie Natural History Museum | Team Michelle Cedeno, Hannah Koenig, Yiwei Huang, Amrita Khoshoo

10/28 Kick-Off Meeting

We had a quick kick-off meeting to discuss our working styles, project priorities, hopes, and dreams. Go team!


Designing for human values

Reflections for Interaction Design Seminar, Professor Molly Wright Steenson, Fall 2019

In the book Value Sensitive Design, author Batya Friedman defines value sensitive design as a theoretical approach to design rooted in human values. …


Are humans and machines separate?

Reflections for Interaction Design Seminar, Professor Molly Wright Steenson, Fall 2019

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Autonomy has its roots in the Enlightenment as a philosophical ideal that described self-determination and free-will. Slowly through the twentieth century, autonomy started to take on a more technoscientific meaning. The lines between humans and machines started to blur.


What can architecture teach us about digital design?

Carnegie Mellon University
Interaction Design Seminar, Professor Molly Wright Steenson
Fall 2019

Allen Hall: Thackeray Avenue and O’Hara Street in Oakland

Nested at the dead end of a small street in Oakland is a distinguished building called Allen Hall. Its six-story exterior is reminiscent of an ancient Greek temple. The structure is marked by four stone columns extending upwards…


Topic: Earthquakes

Project Overview

Designers are often called upon to engage in speculative work that is situated in the context of unknown futures. Thus, the brainstorming of concepts and the communication of ideas frequently requires the visualization of experiences and objects that do not yet exist and are abstract. …


How has design shaped modernity?

Reflections for Interaction Design Seminar, Professor Molly Wright Steenson, Fall 2019

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In Designs for the Pluriverse, Arturo Escobar presents a major critique of modernity and design’s hand in shaping the imminent ecological and social crises humanity faces today (wicked problems). He asserts that the world is “one big design failure.”…

Amrita Khoshoo

Interaction Designer | Carnegie Mellon University, School of Design | MDes ’21

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