Not So Strange
Not So Strange is a platform connecting people face-to-face with nearby users that they can share, listen or tell a story with. Tying into the belief that storytelling makes us human and that social interaction is vital for our mental health, Not So Strange allows us to utilise mobile technology to connect face-to-face with others locally in order to forge a healthy relationship through social contact.
School of Design
MA Global Innovation Design, 2019
Imran Nazerali is a designer who cares about people. From studying product design at an undergraduate level, he developed a taste for user centred products and spaces. His passion lay within the narrative he could create for objects and spaces to provoke different emotions and connections within people. Bleeding territories, breaking boundaries, and defining the world through his lens of design and discipline provides him with the capability to impact global communities.
Since joining the Royal College of Art, Imran has designed to provoke a change within people. Imran wants to explore how people can connect with one another, in a day and age where connection has lost its meaning. He believes in a multidisciplinary approach to designing, if there is to be any meaningful change for humanity in the 21st century. Showcasing his work at Tsinghua University in China, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and Utkal University in India, Imran has a strong connection with design communities in Asia. He is passionate about cultivating more design experiences around the globe and expanding his creative capabilities.
- BA Product Design, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, 2014
- Creative designer and project management, Triangle Investments & Developments, London, 2014–2017
- New Designers, Business Design Centre, London, 2014; Tsinghua University, Beijing, 2018; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2018