Designing with, not for

Naveen Bagalkot

I am a design researcher, educator, and facilitator broadly working at the intersections of Human-Computer Interaction design (HCI), participatory design and community-based care. I am trained as an architect, industrial designer, and hold a PhD in Interaction Design from the IT University of Copenhagen. My work explores alternative possibilities for localized and participatory design of digital-physical-social infrastructures for community care and wellbeing. 

As a part of the Design Beku collective, I focus on facilitating collaborative design and critical making for and with grass-roots community organizations such as MAYA Health, IT for Change, and Jatan Sansthan.  

As an educator at Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology, I work towards creating an environment of learning that expands the horizon of emerging design practice through a critical and situated engagement with technological ideas and real-world complexities. I have designed (along with Padmini Ray Murray, Sreeparna Chattopadhyay, Riyaj Shaikh, Paul Anthony and others) and manage four postgraduate and two undergraduate degree programs, which lie at the intersection of design, humanities and technology.

Website: naveenbagalkot.wordpress.com

Twitter: @blnaveen