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I am Nikitaa Sivaakumar, a product+curriculum designer and engineer with 4+ years of experience designing immersive educational experience for young learners. I have designed a whole range of interactive large scale exhibits for the Innovation Carnival at the Nehru Planetarium Mumbai attended by over 8000 school students. I have created
a design thinking problem-solving STEAM curriculum for a cohort of 200 chosen underprivileged children in Mumbai, in partnership with JP Morgan and Agastya Foundation. Apart from this, I have illustrated children’s story books, designed and developed learning subscription boxes for hands-on learning, created DIY solar lamp workshops for children. I am a Civil engineering Bachelors graduate from National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli and a Product design Masters graduate from the University of California Davis. I am the recipient of multiple awards for my work like Big Ideas UC Berkeley Award, Blum PASS grant from UC Davis, SELCO Innovator in Residence Fellowship, OPJEMS Scholarship and DAAD scholarship. You may check out more of my work and projects on www.nikisiv.com I’d also be happy to provide details on specific projects upon request.
I am a lifelong learner myself and hope to make learning enjoyable and fun for the younger generation, through my work.