AHO Logo

Palak Dudani




Palak Dudani is a systems oriented designer and researcher with an interest in culture, social systems and future of urban life. She’s a recipient of two international fellowships and has previously worked with humanitarian aid organisations and start-ups on projects within healthcare, employability and education.

She’s a strong advocate for systemic approach to design and believes that designers hold crucial roles and responsibilities within our transitioning societies. Since 2020, she has been employed on the FUEL4Design Erasmus+ project and the H-SEIF project at the Institute of Design.


Anticipation 2019|FUEL4DESIGN|H-SEIF: Human Systems Engineering Innovation Framework|Systems Oriented Design

Publications (12)


Conference paper

Decolonial Pathways: Our Manifesto for a Decolonizing Agenda in HCI Research and Design

  • Garcia, Adriana Alvarado|Maestre, Juan F.|Barcham, Manuhuia|Iriarte, Marilyn|Wong-Villacres, Marisol|Lemus, Oscar A.|Dudani, Palak|Reynolds-Cuellar, Pedro|Wang, Ruotong|Pargman, Teresa Cerratto

As the push for intersection between decolonial and post-colonial perspectives, and technology design and HCI continues to grow, the natural challenge of embracing different ways of approaching knowledge production without ’othering’ begins to emerge. In this paper, we offer what we call ’decolonial paths’, possible portals to navigate through this challenge... Read »

Conference paper

Anticipatory design and futures literacies

Design universities face challenges to their curricula, pedagogies, research and professional practices in the context of a world beset by increased complexity and rapid change. In this framing type paper located in an experimental relational ontology we take up the context and conditions of such change and the development of what we term ‘design futures literacies’... Read »


Complex Systems: Breakthrough Innovations through People

The H-SEIF project ‘Technology with Empathy’ was a three-year (2017-2020) research collaboration project between industry and academia funded by Oslofjordfondet and in- kind by partners. This book is written to inspire systems engineering practitioners and create curiosity about new ways of working to take the step towards significant innovations... Read »

Conference paper

Conversations in Healthcare Service Design – The Characteristics and Use of Conversations in Ecosystemic Service Design

This study examines the impact of conversations in public healthcare service design. We define what constitutes design conversations and the role they play in design processes for complex adaptive systems (CAS). Then, we explore the nature and use of conversations in two embedded design lab interventions in two hospital settings... Read »



A Systems Dynamics Gigamap: Gentrification 2.0 Project

In Norway, urban gentrification has been characterised by replacement of original occupants in previously working class neighbourhoods by middle-class or higher income groups (Hjorthol & Bjørnskau 2005). By posing the core research question ‘What is gentrification in Norwegian context?’ we bring out relevant information and terms to be mapped in a spatio-temporal frame... Read »