Vedika Lall is a design science researcher/engineer and an interventionist. Being supported by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, her work is guided by divergent and design thinking in the larger realm of human-centred research, focusing on social innovation.Through her practice, she strives to empower people by empathically, ethically, and collaboratively designing with them to create more equitable products, services, and experiences.
Currently, she is working on developing monitoring tools to improve maternal health outcomes. Before joining the RCA, she founded and led School Ki Ghanti, an award-winning social enterprise that provided low-cost technology-driven educational tools to children from underserved communities hardest hit by Covid-19.
Industrial Design Studentship by The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.
Turing Scholar, a UK-wide initiative for my international placement at DLX, University of Tokyo.
The Geneva Challenge 2022 semifinalist for School Ki Ghanti.
’The Calm Quilt’ was selected as the semifinalist in the Mayors Entrepreneur Challenge 2022.
Practical Design Innovation Award, Art, Museum of Beijing Institute of Technology; Honourable Mention Award for School Ki Ghanti, December 2021.
Youth Co: Lab India 2020 Powered by UNDP India, Niti Aayog, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) 2nd Runner Up, India, Nov - Dec 2020. ︎︎︎
"Design engineering for a more humane world,” at Dyson School of Design Engineering.
Treasure Hunting 2022; Inspire Talks at Shibuya QWS, hosted by DLX, University of Tokyo
TEDx Youth Speaker, October 2020
Speaker at “Awaken the Entrepreneur in You,” hosted by Youngistaan Foundation 2021
Project Intern at U-Tokyo DLX Design Lab (2022)
Otermans Institute - Design Researcher (2022)
IBM India - Design Researcher and UX Consultant (2021)
School Ki Ghanti - Founder and Creative Director (2020-2021)
Secure Himalaya Project by UNDP - Research Assistant (2019)
Penguin Random House India - Marketing and Branding (2018)
MA/MSc Global Innovation Design - Royal College of Art and Imperial College London (2021-2023)
Bachelor in Design - Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, India (Graduated with Distinction, 2015-2019)
Academic Exchange- Florence Institute of Design International (2019)