allow me to reintroduce myself

 

I'm Vinay Kumar Mysore.

I use design innovation to transform civics, reframing how we understand voters, civic engagement and community resilience. My expertise is in design thinking with a focus on human-centered and participatory methods.

Currently I’m a design researcher at Openbox, an adjunct professor at Parsons and co-founder of First Person Projects.

Clients include: UN Women, DC Public Library, New Jersey Education Association and Parsons School of Design.

Formerly: Entrepreneurship, Advertising, Cocktails, Social Media, Politics

see my work in action

 

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current projects

DC's MLK Memorial Library

community-centered exhibit design

First Person Projects

challenging models of civic engagement

key strengths

design research

hcd and participatory action methodologies,interviews, focus groups, ethnographies, probes and installations.

facilitation

workshop design, group facilitation, co design, futuring, ideation, strategy.

design innovation

prototyping, business design, lean, systems mapping.

stakeholder engagement

community relations, client and partner communications, recruiting, relation- ship management, presentations.

personal projects