© Montse Zamorano
Architectural studies have awakened in me an eagerness to design, which has led me to go beyond the limits of architecture itself and get immersed in other creative fields, such as Furniture, Product, and Interface Design, UI/UX.
I believe that the environment is not only space itself but the products and the experiences we have in it, and people relate to the built environment through products and services. I conceive them as the key element of interaction between society and its architecture. I think this critical positioning in architecture radically determines the design toolkit and the creative approach I have on Product Design.
I am passionate about design research and strategy, creating meaningful interactions and seamless user experiences, bringing together the virtual and physical dimensions of Product Design through Human-Centered Design. My previous academic and professional experiences in Architecture and UX have made me rethink the relationship between Product, Service Design, and Spatial Design and look for ways to incorporate them into a single practice at the cross-section of design, engineering, and business.
Feel free to reach out if you are already working on this intersection or if you just want to chat about it :)
The best way to predict the future is to make it.
- Alan Key
I’m María, a Spanish architect and designer. Originally from Madrid, I'm currently a M.S. candidate for the Integrated Design & Management program at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a Fulbright Scholar. I hold a Master's and Bachelor's degree in Architecture from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ETSAM) and I completed my studies with Digital Fabrication and Furniture Design classes at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago and UX Design in Madrid.