Mehnaz Aydemir, IDSA
Mehnaz Aydemir, IDSA is an Industrial Designer and art & design professional with Interactive Design experience. She has been working in the design industry, both in Europe and Canada, for more than two decades and in various areas of design, such as manufacturing, store planning, furniture design, interaction design and jewelry design. She completed her master’s in design degree at OCAD University in the Digital Futures department, after exploring the needs and future of the Industrial Design discipline.
Mehnaz believes in and works for connecting digital technology with physical products, while also executing at the innovation stage of product development. She pursues the idea that fundamentals of design matter to produce benefits of physicality in product development, and she works to fill the gap between two worlds to reshape and connect user experiences with digital technology.
She gives seminars and creates workshops with various universities in Europe and in Canada. Recently, she has been developing her thesis project, on “Face and Emotion Recognition to Enhance Learning in Children with Autism," with the South Asian Autism Awareness Center (SAAAC). Mehnaz holds publications in Industrial Design and design for health.