An alumnus of the National Institute of Design, India

I majored in Product Design. I then went on to do the Biodesign Fellowship, a MedTech entrepreneurship fellowship at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.


Operating at the intersection of people, technology and business, I have worked on projects ranging from simple agricultural tools to solving complex systemic problems like monitoring pregnancies for safer childbirth. 

I see my role as that of a problem solver, one that steps in to simplify available information, decode user-behaviour and build solutions in collaboration with diverse disciplines. I am the ‘mutant’ in most teams who sometimes adapts to learn new things and other times rises to the occasion to connect the missing links.

Heyya!

I am currently a Master of Design candidate in the Digital Futures program at OCADU, exploring human-computer relationships in Voice User Interfaces. I  majored in Product Design from the National Institute of Design, India. My practice includes designing technologies informed by user research. Over the last six years, I have worked in healthcare technologies having been a Biodesign Fellow (medical innovation program of the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India) and an IDEO Global Community Fellow managing OpenIDEO’s healthcare innovation challenges. I was also a Research Assistant at the Social Body Lab and the Visual Analytics Lab at OCADU working on wearable technology and user-experiences.

Heyya!

My earliest childhood memories are of me scribbling mountains with my grandmother. Now every time I doodle I am drawn back to those wonder-filled afternoons making me feel more like a five-year old now than I ever filling me with a child-like wonder. From working in a young healthcare startup to teaming up with OpenIDEO for global design challenges it is this child-like wonder that has 'un-shaped' me into a Design Mutant, curious to take up new challenges and wear different hats to fills the gaps.

I see my role as that of a problem solver, one who steps in to simplify available information, decode user-behaviour and brings method to madness. 

I enjoy being the occasional fly-on-the-wall observing people in their element. 

When I am not working you can find me reading, doodling, binge-watching, obsessively cleaning or making paper-planes.

/ ESSENTIALS

Books, a sketchbook, chai and spicy food

/ PERSONAL MISSION

How might we make technology more human and delightful, to solve for people’s unmet needs?

/ INSPIRATIONS

Naoto Fukasawa | Jane Fulton Suri | Dieter Rams | R.K. Laxman & the people around me!

/ BOOK SHARE

Naoto Fukasawa, the book.

It was my first introduction to the hidden philosophy & poetry of Design.

/ PUBLICATIONS

Patent: Ocular Screening
Co-inventor

Pub. no. WO/2018/100589, PCT/IN2017/050561

Designing for Comprehensive Healthcare: A ground zero study and system

synthesis from India

Co-author

RSD7, The 7th Relating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium, 2018

Access to Electricity-A Case Study for a Decentralized People-Centric Energy

model for India

Co-author

RSD7, The 7th Relating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium, 2018

InterCARE: A Cloud Computing Patient Care System
Co-author

In proceedings; IndiaHCI Conference 2014 (ACM Digital Library)

/ SPECIAL MENTIONS

Empowering  Caregivers in Immunization Innovation Challenge
Community Fellow, Challenge Team

OpenIDEO + Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Healthy Bones Healthy Aging Challenge

Community Fellow, Challenge Team

OpenIDEO + UCB, AARP Innovation, VA Innovation Center, National Osteoporosis Foundation, & TMC Innovation

iSHOW India, ASME Grand prize 2017

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)

Winning Start-up

Representing Brun Health Pvt. Ltd.

Singularity University Global Impact Challenge (GIC) India 2018
Winning Start-up

Representing Brun Health Pvt. Ltd.

4 Collaborative Design Tips from OpenIDEO’s Community Fellows
Reflections as a Community Fellow

OpenIDEO

How to Build a Vibrant Global Community, Virtually
Tips & Tricks on working virtually

OpenIDEO

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