A designer of systems, processes and artifacts, Vijay Chakravarthy, IDSA, applies design thinking as a strategy to envision and facilitate meaningful outcomes. The senior designer, researcher and strategist at Michael Graves Architecture and Design previously worked with manufacturers and design consultancies on projects encompassing process design, change management, brand research, design research and product design. His portfolio includes award-winning work in consumer product design, wearable technology, personal transportation, industrial safety, healthcare and furniture design. His approach is influenced strongly by having worked and studied in Australia, Italy, India and the United States. As the current chair of IDSA’s New York City and the former chair of IDSA’s Western Pennsylvania Chapters, his community leadership portfolio includes planning and overseeing several successful events.