Sayeh Dastgheib-Beheshti, IDSA

Sayeh Dastgheib-Beheshti, IDSA
Principal Designer, sayeh.ca

Sayeh Dastgheib-Beheshti, IDSA is the Chair of the IDSA-Toronto chapter. She is the co-founder and Chief Product Officer of a Silicon Valley start-up currently in stealth mode, and a researcher focused on sustainability. Her previous industry experience includes designing motion capture systems for movies, automotive interiors, aerospace interiors, and consumer products. With over 15 years of experience teaching in higher education, her research explores the intersection of product design, systems thinking, and ecological economics to create critical pedagogy for design education.

Sayeh holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from Art Centre College of Design in Switzerland, and a master’s degree in environmental studies from York University in Canada. In addition to her IDSA professional membership, she is a member of the Sustainable Consumption Research Action Initiative (SCORAI) and Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE).