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Dipali Aphale

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Major project:


Polycystic ovary syndrome affects up to 20 per cent of women in the United Kingdom.

Looking at PCOS as a case study, my project includes campaign content, a symptom screening kit, and a post-diagnosis community platform as a rollout proposal for public health organisations. The screening kit serves as a tool to educate young women about their personal health, and also to incentivise them to get screened for PCOS.  The service system for the rollout plan was co-designed with industry professionals and reproductive endocrinologists. My final major project is a step forward on the critical path towards normalised and democratised female healthcare.


  • I am a context-driven designer who combines empathy with evidence-based innovation to create a better world for those who need it most.

    I am currently attending Royal College of Art (MA) and Imperial College London (MSc) for a postgraduate program called global innovation design, where classes are separated by terms in London, Tokyo, and New York. Over the past two years, I have been able to work on projects, which combine service design, product design, and holistic stakeholder research for under served communities. Previously, I graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of industrial design. 

    My professional and personal interests are in healthcare services, medical product design, visual communication, and social impact. I am comfortable working on projects that require creativity, systems-level critical thinking, and resilience to challenging situations. I plan to continue expanding my knowledge and skillsets through professional opportunities that integrate scientific and playful human-centered systems within design.

  • Previous degrees

  • Bachelor of Industrial Design, NC State University, Raleigh, USA, 2017
  • Experiences

  • Industrial designer, WestRock, Richmond, USA, 2016; Graphic designer, RTI International, Durham, USA, 2015
  • Publications

  • Monique Delage, Promising Future, DesignLife Publication, NCSU College of Design, 2017
  • Awards

  • Walter P. Baermann Excellence in Design Profession Award
Royal College of Art