Ekta Ohri

Ekta Ohri, Center for Knowledge Societies

Ekta Ohri is the Senior Director-Innovation at the Center for Knowledge Societies (CKS). She has been involved in providing direction to project teams around applying ethnographic and user experience research methods as well as principles of design thinking for addressing a variety of innovation challenges in emerging economies – ranging from improving rural public health delivery systems, providing financial services to the poor and bridging their information and communication gaps through telecommunications to enhancing urban mobility experiences. Ekta has a multi-disciplinary background in Architecture (Sushant School of Art and Architecture), Visual and Critical Studies (California College of the Arts), and Anthropology (Northwestern University) and is particularly interested in exploring linkages between design, culture, and lived experience.