Hello! I am a researcher and service designer from India.
Prior to joining the Service Design Programme at Royal College of Art, I had the opportunity to work as a design researcher for multiple healthcare and wellbeing initiatives. My work spanned across conducting research for redefining wellbeing for kids, to working with a pharmaceutical company on patient-centred support for chronic conditions like acidity and diabetes in India.
I believe in using my practice as a tool to engage in solving today’s ‘wicked problems’ and creating a world with lesser disparities and more inclusivity and my education at the RCA has helped me hone the same aspiration. Throughout my experience here, I have had the chance to deep dive into aspects of public sector innovation across various projects and partners like the Camden Council and UNDP. Not only has this expanded my horizon of what design can do to change the world, it has also helped me understand the importance of methods like people’s participation, co-creation, feedback practices and more.
Currently, I'm freelancing with the United Nations Development Programme of Europe and Central Asia on projects across topics like data-driven hackathon platforms, redefining systemic innovation in cities and projects around learning new ways of organisational thinking - which is also the project I share here, for the RCA 2021 Final Show.
Being really passionate about redefining mainstream education, I have also recently co-founded an initiative with two of my friends, called the Youth Think Tank (http://www.youththinktank.org/), looking at empowering young minds to become changemakers for a brighter future.
Lastly, I feel extremely honoured and privileged to be considered an RCA Scholar and wish to use this experience to generate positive impact for a hopeful and happy world.