Fellow innovators in the sexual health space - Have you ever had an idea and not known whether it really works or not? Did you try sharing it with others to take feedback but found your words didn’t do justice? Or realized mid way that you hadn’t thought it through? Through our session on Bringing Ideas to Life through Prototypes, the TinkerLabs team will help you visualize the idea or give it a rough form, so that your ideas can speak for themselves. When the user gets a feel of your solution, and experiences it first hand, they can give you genuine reactions and suggestions rather than intellectual feedback.
Join the session on March 21st to learn how to prototype your ideas, whatever they may be.
TinkerLabs is a human centered, innovation consultancy that helps organizations solve their users’ biggest problems. Their team uses a systematic process of design thinking + behavioral science + iterative solutioning to tackle nuanced problems.
Date: March 21st, 2023
Time: 7pm IST / 4:30pm EAT / 1:30pm GMT / 9:30am EST
We’re so exciting to be collaborating with TinkerLabs on another skills-building workshop. Read more about the great facilitators we have leading this session:
Meru Vashisht, HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN LEAD
Meru Vashisht is a a human-centred design practitioner with experience working on complex social challenges targeted towards underserved communities. As part of her design education at IIITDM Jabalpur, she has explored the domains of Design Thinking, Design Research, Service Design and Ergonomics.
At TinkerLabs, she has led research and designed strategy for healthcare experiences particularly in sexual and reproductive health and HIV with vulnerable groups including urban poor adolescents and youth, women with migrant husbands, female sex workers, queer men, transgender women and people who inject drugs. She has worked on the following projects at TL:
Designing interventions to increase uptake of condoms amongst unmarried youth - For SHOPS Plus and ABT Associates • Designing youth & gender-responsive urban indicators to assess youth well-being in smaller cities in Rajasthan - for The YP Foundation & Safetipin
Developing an Action Plan for navigating transitions from adolescence to adulthood based on the UDAYA study conducted by Population Council
Designing a user-led global vision to reimagine inclusive healthcare systems for people with disabilities (special focus on adolescents) - for Missing Billion Initiative & CHAI.
Designing a digital intervention to address mobility restrictions amongst young urban women - a TinkerStudio Project (internal) • Designing interventions to meet the contraceptive needs of young married couples in high-migration areas of rural Bihar
She is a Youth Champion with Rise Up - an initiative to advance innovation and quality in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights globally, where she leads a grant to address the post sex fears of young women. Her CSE concept was also the winner of the global digital sexuality education innovation at YTHLive 2021. Meru is also a youth representative on the advisory committee of HCDExchange.
Devanshi Sihare is a hybrid between design manager, design researcher, strategist, and service designer with a background in architecture. She found her passion for Design Thinking, sustainability and social innovation during her M.S. in Strategic Design and Management from Parsons School of Design, New York. She has gained 7+ years of experience as a strategist in social innovation and service design firms.
At TinkerLabs, she has lead various on-field and human-centred design and behavioural research projects focussed on public health delivery systems, and financial inclusion catering to the most vulnerable and marginalised communities like the urban poor, tribals, youth and adolescents in India:
Understanding vulnerable populations (tribals, mining, industrial, migrants and urban poor), their health seeking patterns, enablers and barriers to health seeking & adherence - for USAID and KHPT
Understanding financial and insurance behaviours of the aam aadmi in India - For ShriRam Life Insurance • Developing behaviour change communication to increase vaccine uptake - For the Pollinate Group
Developing an AI enabled chatbot for solving youth queries - For the UNFPA
Designing human-centric interventions for clean cooking - For Care India
Designing youth & gender-responsive urban indicators to assess youth well-being in smaller cities in Rajasthan - For The YP Foundation & Safetipin
She is also one of the lead facilitators at TinkerLabs, having conducted 30+ workshops on Design Thinking, Human-Centred Design and Service Design for organisations like CARE India, Jhpiego, MoHFW, HP, Flipkart, Amazon, Cult.fit, etc. She is also been conducting academic courses on Design Thinking at IIM-I, MICA, SOIL, IMT Ghaziabad, etc.
To all who were interested in the recording, here is the recording directly on Zoom. What’s nice about this version is that you can still select the French interpretation audio, in case you’d like to listen in French!
The link to the recording on our YouTube channel will also be shared once we’ve uploaded it