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Snehal Khatavkar
Design researcher. Design strategist

Design blog

Reflections on the value of
co-design
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Thoughts on effective
teaming
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Incorporating AI in the designers process
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Thoughts on design 

Design is

the 
relentless 
pursuit of imagining
possibilities.

Challenging the status quo, leveraging evidence based design to craft solutions that improve how we interact with our world. It's about pushing boundaries, redefining problems, and imagining a better future!

multidisciplinary designer,
I thrive at the nexus of environments and experiences, where innovation meets strategy, crafting solutions that are not only profitable but also beneficial for the people and our planet.


My dedication lies in seamlessly bridging the gap between discovery and implementation, by translating insights into actionable strategies, services, and products. 

Actively seeking opportunities as a
Design researcher & strategist. 

Design research | Service design 

Rethinking Healthcare Power of Attorney process

Patient-centered approach to design a scalable, and adaptable process to increase patient engagement. The solution focuses on promoting the use of HPOAs, clarifying the submission process and integrating forms into patient EHRs 

Featured project

Helping Solutions Journalism Deliver on Its Promise

Collaborated with Solutions Journalism Network, a non-profit. The team at ID refined their current theory of change, identified ways to repurpose journalistic content and facilitated a co-design workshop with community leaders to identify ways to strengthen communities through journalism

Featured project

Rethinking Healthcare Power of Attorney process

Patient-centered approach to design a scalable, and adaptable process to increase patient engagement. The solution focuses on promoting the use of HPOAs, clarifying the submission process and integrating forms into patient EHRs 

Busines strategy | Design thinking

Growth strategy for Mental health startup

ID collaborated with a startup to validate and refine their current business model and explore ways to scale and achieve their vision of democratizing access to mental healthcare for children

Innovation strategy | Design research 

innovation strategy for combating fatigue in ramp workers

Worked with the United Airlines innovation lab as a researcher and designer. Utilised innovation research methods to develop a system for UA to identify, monitor, and mitigate fatigue in ramp workers.

Value people's time and energy

Observe, listen, and reflect before contributing

If you don't start, you will never know

Being a designer is not just about practicing methods and using frameworks.
I strive by these principles my work  

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