The Mileha Soneji talk positions empathy as the key to innovation. The designer shares some of her own creations, which were created to make the daily tasks of those suffering from Parkinson's Disease easier. This includes the No-Spill Cup and the Staircase Solution. As discussed in the Mileha Soneji talk, her uncle was the inspiration for these simple yet effective design solutions.
Currently a student of strategic product design at the Technical University of Delft in The Hague, Netherlands, the speaker was awarded with the TEDxDelft Award on November 29, 2014. She went on to speak at the TEDxDelft event in early 2015.
Originally from India, Soneji moved to the Netherlands to complete her Masters degree.