Curious, enduring & empathetic
Hi, I am Vidhi. A curious, self driven designer fascinated by how people interact and use emerging technologies, I derive inspiration by observing and engaging with them. I enjoy working on concepts and services that include ethnographic research, strategy design and human centered design.
In the past, I have worked at Dr. Reddys, Microsoft, Quicksand Studio, Agency of Design and Ducere Technologies.
Like much of the design clan, I am a visual thinker and depict my ideas best with doodles over words.
I have a Masters Innovation Design Engineering from Imperial College London and Royal College of Art (UK), 2015, and a Bachelors degree in Product Design from National Institute of Design (India) in 2012.
Aside from work, I like to travel (14 countries so far). I deeply care about equality and compassion towards animals. I enjoy gardening and am slowly turning my home into an urban jungle, one plant a time. My newest hobby project is building an origami animal farm.
I’m currently based in Bangalore, India.
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BBC: Kit helps children hunt new antibiotics
WIRED: You could help find the next generation of antibiotics
Fast company: Discovering The Next Potential Antibiotic, With This At-Home Tool Kit For Citizen Scientists
CNN: Dubai Design Week: How the next generation will design a better future
Sciencealert: This antibiotics research kit turns kids into citizen scientists
Springwise: Anyone can help with crowdsourcing future antibiotics
Dezeen: Dubai Design Week 2015 Global Grad Show student work
Conferences & Exhibitions
MAK Permanent Collection, Vienna, Austria (Exhibition, 2019)
Gwangju Design Biennale -“Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution”: Design! The Future (Exhibition, 2017)
Beazley Design of the Year, Design Museum (Exhibition, 2016)
100% Design London, Design Festival (Conference, 2016)
Showrca 2015 and Imperial Show (Exhibition, 2015)
Dubai Global Grad Show (Exhibition, 2015)
10×10 Design Series, Dubai Design Festival (Conference, 2015)
Sustainrca, London Design Festival (Exhibition, 2015)
Countdown 2030, UCL (Conference, 2015)
Mozilla festival, London (Exhibition, 2015)
IXDA Awards Shortlist 2016
Core77 Awards, Student Notable
James Dyson Award, National Runners up, 2015
Helen Hamlyn Award for Inclusive Design by Innovate UK
Althea Imperial Challenge and Institute of Global Health Innovation Challenge 2015
As a designer I have had the opportunity to work in different countries, cultures and with people of diverse backgrounds. This according to me is the strongest asset in my toolbox. For me ‘design’ is a tool in itself to create opportunities and solve problems. I believe that the best solutions should not be constrained by a medium, I like to work across disciplines. I like to synthesize and visualize compelling concepts and experiences into tangible forms. I am passionate about user-centered design and storytelling. My favourite projects are a result of amalgamation of research insights and innovative thinking.