Phone: + 46 90-786 88 36
I have studied industrial design at National
Institute of Design, India and Design for interaction at TUDelft,
Netherlands where my work focussed on designing for
After studies, I worked as a interaction designer and later as a
design researcher/service designer for a variety of organisations.
Co-creation, community driven, product-service-systems,
open-innovation became some of the keywords that I began to use to
describe this practice. My keenness to understand the puzzle of how
a technology takes shape and shapes us extended to how
design-projects within organisations shape our reality. At this
point I undertook a couple of research interesting projects to
understanding how open-innovation environments could be created
within organisations and how communities of practice(s) could be
invited to co-create services.
In 2013, I started my PhD studies at Umeå Institute of Design with
an intent to further investigate the idea of open innovation in
communities, for socially progressive ends.
What I do at UID
I contribute to the teaching in the different
educations at UID, parallell to carrying out my PhD studies.
I do research on open-collaborations between
public and organisations for social innovation. My expertise of
collaborative-services and open-innovation form the methodological
backbone of this practice.
In Umeå Institute of Design I work within the broader programme
of Prototyping Practices. My research on the
topic 'Design for Social Innovation' is captured well by the idea
of transformative design, a term coined by Burns, Cottam, Vanstone
and Winhall, which is associated with work within communities for
socially progressive ends, but also work on organisational
Talk to me about:
Social Innovation, Social Design
Participatory design and art, Co-Design, Design- Games
Design for Publics and the Commons
Open Innovation, Open- Design
Design research, Design Anthropology