I am a human centered designer.

I design interactions and experiences. I work at the intersection of people, business and technology and am always looking to apply design and design thinking to solve problems and inspire delight. I believe that true solutions and beautiful experiences are born out of a deep sense of empathy for the people that you design for. I currently work as a designer for the University of Michigan's Health System and am based in Ann Arbor, MI.

 
 
 

This is my
Work

 

ReThink space at MICHR.

Design research Space design

'ReThink Space' is a grounds-up effort to creatively enhance the MICHR NCRC operating space. Details

Rethink space

The new UMClinicalStudies.org.

Design research Product design

I am involved as a lead designer in one of the most exciting projects with a truly inter-disciplinary team. Details

Zephyr: A MICHR intranet.

Interaction design

Zephyr is a new MICHR intranet available to all MICHR employees across our two locations. Details

Rethinking recruitment
 

Student recruitment mobile app.

Interaction design

I led a team of students to design a mobile app to enhance student participation in clinical trials. Details

Student recruitment mobile app

MICHR website redesign.

Design research Interaction design

I helped redesign MICHR's website based on quantitative and qualitative user research.Details

MICHR website redesign

Indian Student Association.

Design research Service design

Design thinking was applied to make Ann Arbor feel like home for Indian students at U-M.Details

ISA design thinking
 

aalap furn tech online presence.

Visual design Development

I was asked to design and build the online presence for aalap furn tech and also its branding experience. Details

Aalap furn tech

U-M Treatment Assignment Tool.

Product design

I was charged with the interaction design for U-M's patient treatment assignment tool TATUM.Details

TATUM interaction design

Findcare.org

Product design Social innovation

Findcare.org is a nonprofit that connects people to free or low cost healthcare.Details

Findcare logo

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Various forms & mediums of design

I would love to detail out each of my projects for you, but I cant. You can however, see a listing of my work.

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I am extremely passionate about design & love to speak about it. Learn more about some of my speaking engagements.
 
 

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Hi

My name is Aalap Doshi and I am a designer. I live in the beautiful university town of Ann Arbor, MI with an even more beautiful wife Komal Anand Doshi who is an urban designer.

I do not believe in limiting myself to a medium of design. I believe that most problems in nature require creative, multi-dimensional and collaborative thinking. I am always looking to apply design thinking to solve such complex problems and inspire delight.

I am interested not only in designing a good solution but defining the right problem in the first place.

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What I do all day

I work atMichigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) which is a part of the University of Michigan Health System.

MICHR is one of the 60 institutions that have been awarded the Clinical & Translational Science Awards to improve human health by streamlining science, transforming training environments and improving the conduct, quality and dissemination of clinical and translational research.

We are a group of 120+ individuals that work to help research teams at the University of Michigan to conduct their research.

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I wear many hats

As the lone designer at MICHR, I wear many hats. The one that I enjoy the most though is of interaction design. I also play the roles of a user experience designer, user researcher, human centered designer, creative problem solver, business analyst, graphic designer, information architect, thinker and dreamer and sometimes also print designer, project manager and developer.

I have come to realize that limiting myself to a medium of design sometimes deters me from achieving my goal and I have no problems in doing whatever it takes to see my vision through. In this regard, my hero is the greatLeonardo_da_Vinci who was the most versatile designer and artist to have ever lived.

 

My heroes

I am highly inspired by the simplicity, purity and honesty in the product designs of Dieter Rams and the organic, soulful, sustainable beauty that comes out of the designs of architectTadao Ando andFrank Lloyd Wright. I also admire Steve Jobs andJohnathan Ive for their all round eco-systems design and passion. I also admire the great designer and artist Leonardo_da_Vinci for his curiosity.

Some of the companies and organizations that I always look upto areIDEO,Frog design,Cooper design, HUGE Inc,Apple Inc,Stanford Design School andMayo Clinic Center for Innovation.

Design to me is

  • User centered
  • Empathy based
  • Embeded in the context
  • Detail oriented
  • Polite
  • Respectful
  • Honest
  • Full of intent
  • Passionate
  • Opinionated
  • Transparent
  • Pure
  • Sustainable
  • Conscious
  • Un-noticed
  • Catalyst
  • Focussed

Recognition

  • Medical School Staff Award for Integration, Collaboration and Teamwork 2012 – 2013, University of Michigan
  • Most Innovative Team of the Year 2012 – 2013, Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health research
  • Medical School Making a Difference Award February 2012, University of Michigan
  • Employee of the Year 2010 – 2011, Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health research
  • Winner, Medical School Administration Award for Innovation 2011, University of Michigan
  • Medical School Staff Appreciation Award April 2011, University of Michigan
  • Nominee, Medical School Administration Award for Innovation 2010, University of Michigan
  • Runner-up, Paper Presentation on Human Computer Interaction 2007, National technical festival, Mumbai
 
 

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1952 Traver Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
U.S.A.
Tel:   734 – 223 – 2351
aalapd@umich.edu

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