Hey there!

I am Deepika Gopalakrishnan, a product designer and Founder of dVerse Labs, a healthcare innovation startup focused on reducing the rate of infections in hospitals. dVerse is supported by the US embassy (Nexus) and IIT Madras.

In my startup, I wear many hats including product, strategy and communication design, research, business development, finance and marketing. This gives me a holistic view of how I could really create impact as a designer.

I also enjoy mentoring students through the design process to design for impact.

In my free time, you can find me trekking in the mountains, jogging, baking, singing, illustrating gifs or reading books. 

Experience

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Co-Founder, dVerse Labs

March 2020-Present

We are developing disruptive technologies to prevent hospital-acquired infections. My role transcends between design and business.

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Mentor, ReImagine India

June 2020-Sept 2020

I facilitated children to reimagine the education system and UNICEF has recognized our project as one of the Top 30 most Inspiring Ideas of Change. I also helped illustrate the stories.

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Design intern, IIT Hyderabad
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Jan 2020-March 2020

I was involved in designing a card game that would help high school students get an understanding of the multitude of career choices and make a better decision

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Design intern and strategist
Briota Technologies

Jan 2019-Aug 2019

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Design intern
Sohum Innovation Lab

June 2019 - July 2019

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Industrial Design intern
TEQZO COnsulting

June 2018 - July 2018

 

Achievements

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COVID-19 grant winner

Led a team of designers and engineers in the healthcare track where the challenge was to ensure safety and wellbeing of the frontline healthcare workers.

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Paper publication in the International Conference on Research into Design 2021

Research paper published in the book Design for Tomorrow

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Design For Change- UNICEF inspiring idea of change Mentor

Mentored the winning team of school students as a part of the Reimagine India hackathon.

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Best Designer Award,
TEQZO Consulting
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Facilitator
Biomimicry workshop

Co-facilitated a design workshop at IISc on deriving inspiration from nature for design

 

Education

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Bachelor's in Product Design
PES University

2016-2020

Received the CNR Rao Merit Scholarship through 4 consecutive years for being among the top 20% of the class.

Hackathons

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Reimagine Waste, IISc

Designed solutions to encourage people to take up Rainwater harvesting

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STEAM School 2017
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Received 100% scholarship for STEAM School, a ten-day collaborative problem-solving program where we came up with solutions for the UN SDGs. Our projects were displayed at the UNESCO Tech 2017 Conference.

 
Found something here that piqued your interest and you are curious to know more?

Drop me an email at design.deepika.g@gmail.com and let's chat over coffee!