Zahin Ali

Zahin M. Ali


I am an interaction designer from the SF Bay Area seeking to balance design thinking with making in order to expand my horizons in design ability and help us work towards achieving preferred futures. 

Most recently, I interned at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Climate Sciences group, building dynamic drought indicators for the next iteration of the National Climate Assessment. 

I have studied and practiced both industrial engineering & industrial design. Previously, I engineered manufacturing assembly lines at Tesla and helped them achieve high volume production on the Model S.
Building on these experiences in prior graduate design work, I focused on uncovering strands of human qualities within contexts of work and labor. I achieved these through various tangible media endeavors where I discovered that I revel in designing precise interactions to raise questions, alter behavior, and make people laugh.