NICE TO MEET YOU TAL SHAY
Where are you from?
I’m 31 and from Israel. Moved to Chicago +3 years ago. I’m on my last few weeks of my M.Des (yey!) after doing an extra year of design boot camp of foundation.
How did you end up at ID? Where were you before?
I was an interaction designer in Israel. Never studied design, only worked in it, I studied psychology since I wanted to understand how people perceive and process information so I could better design for that.
I wanted to learn how to learn more about the process of design, have more methods in my toolkit, to help me address a bigger scale of complex problems. Also wanted to take my interaction design skills that at the time were only applied for things that had a screen and apply them to other mediums that involved humans such as service design or product design (I’m from the discipline that believes that the medium for interaction design is behavior, not a specific technology).
Tell us quickly about a project that you’re working on now that you’re really excited about.
My awesome demo team (Jim, Cornelia and Kate) are working on a connected asthma research project with the Mayo clinic. We planned, executed and analyzed research looking for opportunities for the Mayo Clinic to expand their services beyond the clinic walls, to help college age students manage their asthma remotely.
What do you do in your spare time?
Haven’t had much of it since I joined ID. But when I do I love to spend time with Eitan (my husband), read, cook (and eat!), travel to new places I haven’t been to, visit my friends and family in Israel, and go on beach vacations. When I have time during my routine I love making pottery. Unfortunately that hasn’t’ happened since I moved to the U.S.
What would you do with 20 million dollars?
I’d start with going on a long trip around the world testing out the most quiet beaches and best food with my best friends and my family. Then I’d have to think.