Ashis Jalote Parmar
Digital Product and Service Innovation- Health & Education
Ashis is Committed to
- Innovation of digital products and services for improving public health and specially women health.
- Incorporating design as a core subject across disciplines /domains to nurture innovation and digital transformation
- Reuse & Limit to reduce the use of natural resources
Ashis is an interdisciplinary academician, she works and teaches at the cusp of design, technology, and management. She has 20 years of experience as an academician, design researcher and corporate consultant with her career spanning as a resident in Norway, Netherlands, India, Germany and Korea. She is primarily engaged in innovation of digital products and services and is committed to improving health/women health. Her research interests include exploring the role of new technologies such as AI, VR, AR and also exploring the role of cognitive science to optimize behavior change and improve health. Additionally, she also explores the role of design thinking in nurturing innovation culture within organizations and digital transformation. She is currently involved with several research projects with the health department at NTNU such as - designing patient pain management services for NAV /St Olav Hospital, development/testing of menstruation monitoring decision support platform for Elite Athlete to optimize performance with Center for Elite Sport Research(deployed), development of prevention and management of Obesity and development of digital health services through digitization of patient health data for pre and post-partum care (Deployed).
As a project leader and as a researcher, Ashis has been previously involved in Innovation of digital products and services in several pan European Union research projects, NWO grants Netherlands, public sector research projects, along with direct corporate consulting. Some of the projects are developing new technologies for minimally invasive technologies for cancer treatment-augmented reality AR, m-health platforms for exercise for cardiac care, hypertension management via digital twins, clinical decision support systems for maternal & infant health, and digital services for Sleep/Artificial Intelligence. She has published selected articles in A grade Journals in Harvard Business Review, Design studies, Design Issues, Biomedical Informatics and IEEE and has also received several international awards and recognitions for the work.
Before moving to Norway, as a design leader Ashis was responsible for incorporating design education in management and engineering institutions in India. At the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA), Ashis was the faculty chair and was responsible for launching national lifelong learning programs on design thinking and innovation for professionals. In this program she has taught more than 1000 plus corporate executives from leading multinationals in India such as Siemens,Deloitte,Price Water Coopers PWC, Tata Consulting Services, Yes Bank, ICICI bank, L&T, l&T Infotech, MPhasis, Zenzar, Reliance,ABP news, Lupin Pharma, Zydus Pharma, Medanta hospitals, Apolo hospitals, Cognizant,Citus, Accenture, Meru cabs, VW Volkswagen.
Prior to this Ashis was founding project manager and Associate professor at the School of Engineering at a new Private University-Ahmedabad University, India. She was responsible for setting up Institute of Information and Communication Technology (IICT-now termed as SEAS – which is a unique program offering design thinking as a core subject at B Tech level to induce project-based engineering. This initiated collaboration between Olin College, USA and Ahmedabad University.
Ashis is an amateur photographer and is a connoisseur of all art forms
- Digital product and service design innovation for social impact
- Decision support for complex systems & workspaces
- Systems thinking, Behavioural change
- Strategic design / design thinking
- Human computer interaction /information design /User interface
- Methodology - Action research
- Theory & Technology preference - Role of cognitive science for behavioral change and new technologies such as Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence in health and education
Current focus in research
- Design of innovative decision making platform to optimise performance for Elite Athlete in collaboration with Center for Elite Sport Research, NTNU, Norway
Coral App is available on-Google play store and Apple store
- Design of digital services for visualition of patient data-Animation film on pelvic floor exercises for post maternal and pregnancy care together in collaboration with Faculty of Medicine and Health Science and St Olav’s hospital, Norway https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTMpEr6GLp8
- Design of innovative decision making platform for management of obseity and mental helath in collaboration with Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science, NTNU
- Design of patient pain management services for NAV /St Olav Hospital in collaboration with Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, NTNU
- Associate professor – Department of Design, NTNU, Norway
- Researcher– CERG, ISB, NTNU, Norway
- Assistant Professor & Faculty Chair – Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India
- Associate Professor & Founding Project Manager– SEAS, Ahmedabad University
- Researcher Marie Curie Fellow – Industrial Design, TU Delft, The Netherlands
- Senior Lecturer – Industrial Design Center (IDC), IIT Bombay, India
- User Experience Designer–SAP AG, Germany
- Post doctorate – Design for Cardiac & Physical health, CERG, ISB, NTNU, Norway -2020
- Post doctorate – Decision support system for maternal health, TU Delft, The Netherlands 2013
- Doctorate –Augmented Reality in Surgery, Delft, The Netherlands (FP6, EU) 2009
- Masters – Industrial Design, IDC, IIT Bombay, India-2000
- Bachelors- Commercial/Visual Design, Lucknow University, India-1998
Emerging leader Award (ELF)
Australia India Institute (AII), Melbourne University, Australia
Most Innovative Development Award,
Global Development Network (GDN) World Bank
(Awarded for Post-doctoral work)
Chairman’s Award for Institution Building- founder for Institute of Information and Communication Technology (now termed as SEAS ) Ahmedabad University, India
3rd Rank, Doctoral Thesis Consortium
American Medical Information Association (AMIA), USA
Marie Curie Fellowship FP6, European Union,
Early Stage Researcher- Doctoral The Netherlands
Best researcher, European Union (EU) project
Augmented Reality in Surgery ARIS*ER, Lecce, Italy
Best presenter PhD day- Technical University of Delft , The Netherlands
Global Social Entrepreneurship Award, Washington University,
Hildegard Füerst Scholarship
Fachochshule fur Gestaltung, Mannheim, Germany
Suhas Kakde Award- Department Topper
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
Industry award for Best Masters Project-TCS (Tata Consulting Service)
Role: Co-Project Manager, Project:Digital decision making tool for evidence based obesity treatment planning and management Funder: NTNU Discovery Grant: 200.000 NOK
Role: Collaborator, Project: Menstruation monitoring & Performance enhancement mobile Application for Elite Athlete - Health & Machine learning, Funder: Discovery, NTNU2022-Present
Role: Collaborator, Project: Cross-sectoral and collaborative video consultations as an addition to the national care pathway for patients with long-term and complex pain conditions. Funder: The Norwegian Research Council (NFR)
Role: Collaborator in WP6, Project: SCAPE Scalable Autonomy for Urban Passenger Ferries, Funder: NFR-IPN
Role: Co-Project Manager, Project: Visualisering og digitalisering av pasientinformasjon til kvinner etter fødsel. Funder: NTNU Helse Grant: 120.000 NOK
Role: Post doc., Project: NorEX- The Norwegian Trial of Physical Exercise Myocardial Infarction, Funder: NFR
Role: Senior Researcher, Project: My Medical Digital Twin, Funder: NTNU
Role: Project Manager, Project: National conference on Accessibility & Universal Design NOK Bridging Smart cities & Digital India. Funder: Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India and IIMA, India, Grant: 130.000 NOK
Role: Project Manager, Extra mural care - Decision support system to reduce maternal mortality, Funder: ZonMw, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. Grant: 280,000 Euros, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands
Role: Early-stage Researcher, Intraoperative visualization system for minimally invasive surgery-Augmented reality in Surgery ARIS*ER, Funder: FP6 and Marie Curie Training
1. Skretting, Juan Francisco Soto (2023) Redesign of automatic baby cradle and services for relief of sleep problems. [NTNU, Norway thesis, Link]
2. Nava, Elenora (2023) Exploring visualization techniques in Virtual Reality to enhance memory and engagement for the purpose of introducing professions to young job seekers, Politecnico di Milano, Italy. [Politecnico di Milano, Italy thesis ]
3. Fridtjof Agnalt (2023) Redesigning future emergency rooms in hospitals A human centered service design approach to optimize workflows, [NTNU, Norway thesis, Link]
4. Horn, Ruben Kive; Sommerseth, Petter (2022) Motion analysis and digital services for osteoarthritis treatment. [NTNU, Norway thesis link]
5. Kristiansen, Henrik Martin (2021) Virtual reality for nursing education –[NTNU, Norway thesis link]
International Peer Reviewed Publications
1. Nava E & Jalote-Parmar A, (2023) Visualization Techniques in Virtual Reality for Vocational Education: Comparison of Realism and Diegesis on Performance, Memory, Perception and Perceived Usability, 5th International conference on soft computing and its engineering application (Ic SoftComp 2023) Springer, 07-09, 2023, Changa, India.
2. Jalote-Parmar, A, Hara, D.T, Guldbransoy, I, Woodhouse, A, & Hara, K.W (2023) Multistakeholder Service Design Framework for Design of Patient Care Pathways - A case of joint management of pain patients in the health, labour and welfare services in Norway. ServDes 2023, Linköping University Electronic Press 11-14/July Rio de Janeiro.
3. Nava E & Jalote-Parmar A (2022), Virtual Reality Revolution: Strategies for treating mental and emotional disorders, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) October 9-12, 2022, Prague, pp 3370-3375
4. Jalote-Parmar, A, Deshmukh, S and Badjoko, B (2017) Design Thinking in Business Problem Solving: Application in Human Resource and Pricing, In E. Bohemia, C. de Bont, & L. S. Holm (Eds.), Conference Proceedings of the Design Management Academy (Vol. 1, pp. 161–178). London: Design Management Academy. doi: 10.21606/dma.2017
5. Jalote-Parmar, A and Ghosh, S (2017) Design Thinking to shape Dynamic Capabilities: a micro practice study in a large IT organization, Strategic Management Conference, Houston, USA, 28-31 Oct
6. Jalote-Parmar, A (2016) A review on Design Attitude by Kamil Michkewski, Design Issues, Vol. 32
6. Jalote-Parmar, A and Raghuram, G (2016), Rotary Club of Madras: Open Defecation Free Communities Project, Harvard Business Review, A00032 and Teaching note- A00033
7. Jalote-Parmar A, (2014) Design thinking a critical factor in project-based engineering education. Frontiers in Education FIE-IEEE, pp 357-367, Oct 23-26, Madrid, Spain
8. Jalote-Parmar A and P Badke-Schaub (2008) “Workflow Integration Matrix: a framework to support the development of surgical information systems”, Design Studies, Vol 29 (4),pp 338-368.
9. Jalote-Parmar A, Badke-Schaub P, Wajid, A, Samset, E (2010). Cognitive processes as the foundation towards developing an intra-operative visualization system. Journal of Biomedical Informatics; 43(1):60-74.
10. Jalote-Parmar A. Workflow in design of decision support systems (2010). Annual Symposium of American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA 2010). Washington DC, Nov 13-17.
11. Jalote-Parmar A and P Badke-Schaub (2010) Situation awareness in medical visualization to support surgical decision making, European Conference for Cognitive Engineering, Delft.
12. Badke-Schaub, PG., Cardoso, C., Daalhuizen, JJ., Lauche, K., Jalote-Parmar, A., Neumann, A., Roozenburg, NFM., Secomandi, F. & da Silva Vieira, S., 2010, Solving an unresolvable puzzle? How to support the designer in context, Design research in the Netherlands 2010 Proceedings of the symposium. Achten, H., Vries, B. & Stappers, PJ. (eds.). Eindhoven: Design Systems, p. 79-90 12 p.
13. Lambata. P, Jalote-Parmar, Lambata. F and Deckleric. J (2008) ” The Resection Map, a proposal for intraoperative hepatectomy guidance” International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, Vol 3 (3-4), pp 299-306.
14. Jalote-Parmar A and P Badke-Schaub” Critical Factors Influencing Intra-operative Surgical Decision-making” IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2008), Singapore, 12-15 October.
15. Parmar, V., G. Groeneveld, Jalote-Parmar, A. and D. Keyson (2009), Tangible user interfaces for increasing social interaction among rural woman, Tangible Embedded Interaction 2009, ACM digital library, pp. 139-145.
16. Jalote-Parmar A and P Badke-Schaub” Surgical decision-making: Insights for developing expert system for minimally invasive surgeries” 27th European Annual Conference on Human Decision-Making and Manual Control, Delft, The Netherlands,2008.
17. Lambata. P, Jalote-Parmar, Lambata. F and Deckleric. J” The Resection Map, a proposal for intraoperative hepatectomy guidance” Computer Assisted Radiological Imaging, CAR, 2008, Barcelona
18. Jalote-Parmar A, Van Alfen.M and Hermans,J, Workflow driven user interface for radiological system: a human factors approach for PAC ” Computer Assisted Radiological Imaging, CAR, 2008, Barcelona
19. Jalote-Parmar A, Pattynama PMT, de Ridder H, Goossens RHM, Freudenthal A, Samset, E (2007) Surgical Workflow Analysis: Identifying User Requirements for Surgical Information Systems, In: Pikaar R, Ernst K, Settels, (eds), Diversity in Ergonomics, Oxford: Elsevier, pp 229-41.
20. Jalote-Parmar A, Pattynama PMT, Van der Plas AP, Heer P D (2007) Towards Intuitive Surgical Interfaces: Strategies from Video Games, In: Casciaro S, Distante A (eds), New Technology Frontiers in Minimally Invasive Therapies, Italy: Lupiensis Biomedical Publications, National Research Council, pp 101-111.
21. Jalote-Parmar A, Pattynama PMT, Goossens RHM, Freudenthal A, Samset, E, de Ridder H (2006), Bridging the Gap: A User centered Design Approach Towards Developing Technological Solutions, In: Casciaro S, Distante A, (eds). Minimally Invasive Therapies & Novel Embedded Technology Systems, Lupiensis Biomedical Publications, National Research Council, Italy pp 93-101
22. Freudenthal A, Pattynama PMT, Samset E, Jalote-Parmar A, B.Gersak and S Casciaro. (2006) Design approach to bridge the gap between surgeons and technologist in minimally invasive surgery. In: Casciaro S, Distante A, (eds). Minimally Invasive Therapies & Novel Embedded Technology Systems, Lupiensis Biomedical Publications, National Research Council, Italy, pp 180-188
23. Freudenthal, A., Pattynama, PMT., Samset, E., Jalote Parmar, A., Gersak, B. & Casciaro, S., 2006, Technology assessment as guidance in product development for - real time - radiology based information for the surgeon, Minimally Invasive Therapies and Novel Embedded Technology Systems: Casciaro, S. & Distante, A. (eds.). Oslo: Ariser Network / IFC-CNR, p. 197-205 9 p.
24. Morvan T, Martinsen M, Jalote-Parmar A, Reimers M, Elle.Ole Jakob, Samset. E (2006). A generic monitoring system for surgical robotic manipulators. In: Casciaro S, Distante A, (eds). Minimally Invasive Therapies & Novel Embedded Technology Systems, Lupiensis Biomedical Publications, National Research Council, Italy, pp 158-165
25. Jalote Parmar Ashis, Kun-Pyo Lee (2004) Viewpoints/ Concerns on empirical methodologies for Socio/cultural studies, Fall Conference of KSDS, Seoul
Book & Thesis
Jalote-Parmar A. 2009 Workflow driven decision support systems -A case of intra-operative visualization system for surgeons, Delft University of Technology. [Thesis link, TU Delft, The Netherlands, Repository]
Van Erp J, Jalote Parmar, Hekkert P Hultink E and Kandachar ,P (2013). “New perspectives for Indian design education” –Submitted and presented to National Innovation Council. Mr. Sam Pitroda 2013-A Joint Indian Dutch Proposal
Jalote-Parmar, A (2023) Women get help with pelvic floor exercises [Norwegian Sci-Tech News]
Jalote-Parmar, A (2023) Kvinner får nå lettere hjelp til å trene bekkenbunnen [Forskersonen.no]
Jalote-Parmar, A (2023) Tjenestedesign og formidling mangler når kvinnehelse skal bedres [Fysioterapeuten Article link]
Jalote-Parmar, A (2016) Design Attitude: A critical Factor in Integrating Design Thinking, Express Computer Vol.27, No.4, April [ CIO magazine]
Jalote-Parmar, A (2015) Redesigning Make in India through design thinking: What the government is missing in formulating Make in India is design thinking / MINT/ printed: 27/7 /2015 [ Newspaper]
Jalote-Parmar, A (2015) IIMA profesor calles for Design Evolution/Ahemdabad Eductaion [Newspaper]
Jalote-Parmar/ Universal Design & Accessibility conclave, [News Media article]
Jalote-Parmar, 2014, Decision support system for improving maternal health MIDP world bank development award GDN [You tube]
Jalote-Parmar, 2011, Discussion with Google CEO Mr Rajan Ananandan “Future of ICT Engineering education in India” [You tube]
Jalote-Parmar, 2011,Discussion with Mr Kiran Karnik Former NASSCOM President “Future of Engineering education in India [You tube]
Jalote-Parmar, 2011,Discussion with Mr Ashank Desai CMD Mastek President “Future of ICT Engineering education in India [You tube]
Jalote-Parmar, 2011,Discussion with Mr Ramesh Mashelkar Former CSIR Director “Innovation in Engineering education in India [You tube]
- TPD4144 - Design 6 - Futures
- TPD4121 - Design 3 - Human Centered Design & Innovation
- TPD4900 - Industrial Design Engineeering, Master's Thesis
- TPD4505 - Design Theory, Specialization Course
- TPD4500 - Design 9, Specialization Project
- PD6009 - Service Design Innovation for Professionals
- PD6920 - Master's Thesis in Strategic Design and Service Development
Life long learning programs- I teach and coordinate Life long Learning programs and am the subject manager for EVU/MTDO from ID, NTNU https://www.ntnu.no/studier/mtdo/strategisk-design-og-tjenesteutvikling
Design Subjects- Human Centerted Design for Innovation and Complex Problem Solving, Service Design for Professionals, Design thinking and Artificial Intelligence, Innovation in Health- Physical Activity and Health, Interaction and Information Design
Student comments-"Just needed to send a mail and thank you again for a super interesting course. It feels safe to take courses where you are professor, and you made the group be a better group. It is special to see how you are making people be little bit better every time they speak/listen to you! I am for sure more confident at work, and have found that I can use the knowledge you are helping me get" Lisa Skogstad, Student Fall, 2022 PD6009.
"Participants thought the course was tough - but would sign up again! Student Fall, PD6010
Interactive and project based teaching pedagogy - The pedagogy for my courses is highly interactive, personalized mentoring, encourages peer learning, group working and hands on experience in working with a real life design complex problem solving. I like engaging and interacting with students and provide personal mentoring time.
Interdisciplinary and International teaching experience - As a faculty, I have teaching experience at the University level in following three disciplines-Design, Engineering and Management. As a tenured faculty some of the institutes that I have taught are- NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, Indian Institute of Management, Ahemdabad, IIMA, India, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and Gandhanagar, IITB & IITGn India, SEAS, Ahemdabad University, India, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea (KAIST).
Workshops in Innovation-
I lead and deliver custumised besoke workshops on Innovation. Some of the workshop I have taken in the last few years
- Faculty and researchers of entire Humanities Dept, NTNU, 2022
- Health and Communication Managers of Tonsberg Kommune, Norway, 2022
- Scientists, EIC pathfinder, Horizon Europe 2020, IKOM, MH faculty, NTNU, ,2022
- Innovation Leaders at NTNU, 2021
- PhD and Post Doc, MY Digital Twin Project, NTNU, 2019
- Faculty, Researchers and Staff of ISB Dept, MH faculty, NTNU, 2019
Corporate teaching experience-
Faculty Chair for Executive Education in Design, Indian Institute of Management, Ahemdabad, India (IIMA)
Delivered at an national level Customized Executive programs on Innovation and Design Thinking for Senior leaders in positions such as Innovation heads, Presidents, Vice presidents, CTO, CIO, CFO. Duration: Taught in 6 day extensive programs for batch of 30 students each. I have taken open and cutumised programs for corporates such as: ICICI Bank - Prudential Mutual Fund, Mumbai, L&T InfoTech, National Thermal Power Corporation, NTPC, Plus 800 other professionals from Siemens, PWC, VW, ICICI, Yes Bank, Reliance, Mastek, TCS, L&T, Zenzar, Delloitte, Genpact, VW, TCS-BP0, Lupin, Cadilla.
I am always eager to guide research students in the following areas related to Design and Innovation of Digital Products and Services for Health and Public Health Services and Policies
Areas-Decision Support, Design for Complex workspaces, Cognitive Workflow, Systems Thinking, Behaviroural Change, Digital Transformation, Digital and Cognitive Workflow Optimisation, Service Design for Patient Pathways,