I am Gnanaharsha (Gnane) Beligatamulla and I have twelve plus years of practice experience as a designer, researcher, lecturer and consultant. I facilitate design thinking, design sprint, creativity and innovation workshops for transdisciplinary teams.

My passion is about design thinking, design sprints and human-centred design to help design user experiences with digital technologies and products. After being in the researcher mode for a few years, currently, I’m focusing more on UX/UI and Digital Product Design.

Apart from being a designer, I love educating and mentoring young designers. I’m an internationally accredited teacher in higher education and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have taught 35 plus units in universities such as Theory and Principles of product design, Product Semiotics, Ergonomics, History of Art and Design, Product UX and UI Design, Research Strategies in Design, Design and Sustainability, Design Psychology, and Design in Society, etc.

If you are ever interested to know, yes, I have a few qualifications!

PhD in Design Thinking (Queensland University of Technology),

B.Des (Hons) (University of Moratuwa) – First Class – Best Student Award

PGDip (Arch) (University of Kelaniya),

CTHE (University of Colombo),

SEDA (UK),

FHEA,

MHFA (Mental Health First Aider – Australia),

AMBCS (Associate Member of British Computer Society – The Chartered Institute for IT)