Vedika Lall

Vedika Lall is a design researcher at Care City and she believes in tackling complex problems, be they local or global, not just with solutions but with stories. You will often find her challenging the status quo by immersing herself in the user’s environment with a journal and a smile. 

Vedika will work with our North East London communities and Community Board to conduct research that directly contributes to improved outcomes for people living in North East London and other places we work. She is currently working on understanding community members views on developing Porters Avenue Health Centre into a more effective community space, co-designing digital qualifications for domiciliary care workers and understanding people’s experiences of perinatal mental health services. 

She graduated with an MA/MSc in Global Innovation Design from The Royal College of Art/Imperial College London, working on multitudes of design projects in London, Tokyo, and Singapore where she experienced designing for different cultural contexts and sensitivities. “Designing WITH, not FOR,” is her mantra. 

Along with working as a design consultant for organisations like UNDP India and IBM, she founded and scaled School Ki Ghanti (SKG) during COVID-19. SKG was a design-led social enterprise reimagining learning for children lacking access to digital tools. SKG impacted over 800 lives and was recognised globally by TED and UNDP India, cementing her interest in Social Innovation. Therefore she has mindfully built her design practice at the intersection of human-centred design and technological innovation to drive social impact. Recently she developed and codesigned BIA, a femtech product-service system, alongside recent mothers and NHS professionals to provide first-time moms with objective information about their prenatal journey.