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I’m Mahan; a Product Designer, Strategist, & Problem solver.

I use strategy, design, and technology to solve human wicked problems.

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My Six Projects that I’m Proud of

Hayat (life) Platform

#Urban #Product #Data-Visualization

Dezz Platform

#Product_Design #Business_Design

Tehran Now!

#Research #Scenario_based_design #Storytelling

Future City Innovation Lab

#Entrepreneurship #Design_Innovation #Business

Not Another Tool

#Research #Media_art #Scenario_based_design

Goooshe Vintage eShop

#Entrepreneurship #Business #Brand

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#UX-UI #Research-Based design #Architecture

“I use strategy, design, and technology to solve human wicked problems. At first, I thought architecture is great because it is both art and science! After completing two architecture degrees, I realized it is computers that are both art and science. That’s when I started to become an architect of digital products rather than mortar and bricks.”

A Short Bio

Mahan holds a BArch from the IAU, Central Tehran Branch, and an M.Arch specializing in situated technologies from the State University of New York (UB) where he was awarded the department Chair Award for outstanding performance through the design studios. In addition to working as a design manager and developer in both architecture and urban design projects, he was a former researcher of the Center for Architecture and Situated Technologies, Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies, and Tehran Urban Innovation Center. In 2016, Mahan Mehrvarz was awarded the AIA Henry Adams Gold Medal from the American Institute of Architects. In 2017, his “Internet in Things”, a part of his master’s dissertation, which explores the sociopolitical aspects of IoT, has been selected by European Media Arts Festival. Together with three other principles, Mahan co-founded Future City Innovation Lab in 2019, where they focus on problem-solving through design innovation. In 2021, Mahan has left Future City to follow his passions on entrepreneurship and product design through different experiences.
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