I’m Mahan; a Technology Architect and Researcher
I love to use strategy, design, and technology to address societal wicked problems. I am specifically passionate about the psycho-social aspects of digital technology.
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My Six Projects that I’m Proud of
Hayat (life) Platform
Hayat is a crowdsource social platform about quality of life in neighborhoods of Tehran to create an engaging experience for citizens and encourage them to write reviews about their neighborhoods. While using this app, users also provide feedback for the municipality’s official urban statistics. See Hayat Platform’s UX case study on UX Folio.
Dezz is a web-based marketplace for service providers in the building industry. Users can evaluate each other and choose their desired designer, contractor, client, etc based on proven records and other evaluation methods.
Tehran Now is a research-based design project that seeks to create products that have not yet been thought of, created, or developed by utilizing various techniques from future studies, speculative design and design thinking.
Future City Innovation Lab
Together with three other principles, I co-founded Future City Innovation Lab in 2019, where we focus on problem-solving through design innovation. In 2021, I left Future City to follow my passions on entrepreneurship, innovation and product design through different experiences.
Not Another Tool!
NAT my Masters thesis project; a scenario-based design project in the context of street movements. NAT Tries to design in the strategic layer to create non-violent resistance scenarios and some tools associated with each.
Gooshe Vintage eShop
Gooosheh Vintage is an Instagram-based small business I have started together with my partner Paria Kia. #the_new_life_of_things is the brand’s motto and its hashtags. Gooosheh is a hobby that connects my personal and professional life.
Please see my other projects within my projects archive. I have a background in UX Design, Architecture, and Media Production. For several years I’ve worked as a design developer on architecture & urban design projects. I’ve also worked in media working as a content creator, cinematographer, photographer, and web developer.
“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.”
Inspired by words from Nicholas Negroponte and Gordon Pask
A Short Bio
Mahan Mehrvarz is a researcher in AI Futures Labs within the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft. He holds an M.Arch specializing in situated technologies from the State University of New York (UB) where he was awarded the prestigious Henry Adams Gold Medal of Merit from the American Institute of Architects. Mahan is a member of Tau Sigma Delta scholastic honor society. In addition to a decade of his contributions to the professional practice as a design lead and developer within Architecture and UX design, he has been involved in research via Center for Architecture and Situated Technologies, Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies, and Tehran Urban Innovation Center.