MIT Institute of Design
Dhanashri Walimbe
Asst. Prof. Dhanashri Walimbe
Design Management
Dhanashri is a Design Strategist and a Creative Facilitator. She is a multidisciplinary professional with experience in Research, Strategy, Service, Business and Industrial design. She holds her bachelor’s degree in Industrial Product Design from MIT Institute of Design, Pune (India) and a specializing master in Strategic Design from University of Politecnico di Milano, Milan (Italy).
Throughout her 5 years of work experience till now, she has worked with clients from varied industries like aviation, F&B and FMCD etc. The client names include GMR, Faaso’s, Vibram, Verallia-Saint Gobain Group, Mercato Metropolitano, Panasonic, SportzConsult, TDK EPCOS India
Pvt. Ltd and so on. The work areas included Design research, Experience design, Product- Service-Process innovation, System design, Conceptual modelling, Business design, Trend studies, loT, Brand strategy, Service sector etc.

Along with her consulting work, she has been conducting Design Thinking workshops with different educational institutes for students and faculties. She strongly believes that creative problem solving and design thinking approach in education can bring a positive and impactful change in our society.

With a specialization in strategic design, mainly her interest lies in
  • creating meaningful experiences and helpful services,
  • helping businesses use their influence to make positive change in community
  • making easy, intuitive and sustainable solutions.

As a person, she believes in living life to the fullest, try out new things, loves to travel and interact with new people, understand their culture and psychology. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, traveling and exploring, learning new languages and their scripts, drama and theatre.