Harshit Desai is at the interesting intersection of Business, Technology and Design. He is Associate Professor at the MIT Institute of Design, Pune and also spearheads Design Guild, a design led innovation incubator at MIT. Closely associated with the young generation, Harshit will take part in a panel discussion 'Meet the Millennials', along with students as panelists, in an effort to gauge the aspirations of the young generation as far as work and the workplace is concerned.
With a rich experience of developing business processes and systems at strategic as well operational level he could easily identify the value that Design brings to business. His research so far is centered on understanding the role of Design in Business by exploring the linkages between Design and Economic and Cultural factors. Balancing research with practice he has been actively involved in variety of Design research projects with start-ups, non-profits and global corporations.
Currently, he is heading the Industry relations initiatives at MIT ID and researching the New Institutional Economics as a framework for Strategic Design.
Specialties: Design Thinking, Research Methodologies, Strategic Design Management
So what do the millennials think? Here's a sneak peek.