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Vikram Parmar

Vikram works as an Associate Professor and Joint Director of VentureStudio- Center for Innovative Business Design, Ahmedabad University, Gujarat-India. In addition to VentureStudio, he works as an adjunct faculty with the department of Design Engineering of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft.

He received his PhD in Industrial Design at the Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands on “Design Framework for Developing ICT Products and Services for Rural Development- A case of Persuasive Health Information System for Rural Women”. He is an architect and industrial designer working on base of the pyramid context since the past 10 years in the domain such as low-cost housing, medical devices for affordable health, agriculture, and education. His work focus is geared towards improving social well-being by bridging the digital divide between urban and rural areas by developing ICT based products and services. His expertise lies in designing socially and contextually aware interactive products and services particularly in the area of emerging markets. He has published in journals such as Communication of the Association of Information System (CAIS), Information Technology and International Development (ITID).


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