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Nikoo Farvardin
Designer, Design for Startups, 2020

Design for Startups, Fall 2020
Design for Startups, Spring 2020

Having completed her bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design, Nikoo is now pursuing the graduate program in Interaction Design at Emily Carr University. The five years of working in startups has allowed her to gain a more empirical understanding of the startup ecosystem and learn how to collaborate with interdisciplinary teams. She is a creative thinker and a trained design researcher who examines problems through a strategic lens to identify the real needs of users and offer them useful, useable, and desirable solutions. The deep empathy with women’s unique challenges in the business world has motivated Nikoo to dedicate her master’s thesis research to addressing and tackling these issues. By applying a participatory approach, she hopes to empower women entrepreneurs in starting or continuing their businesses.