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Research Projects

The Pranava Institute works across multiple impact areas in technology and its engagements with humans, social systems and politics. Explore our research work below.

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Design Beyond Deception

Using a human-centered design approach, this project combines multidisciplinary research with insights gathered from a community of practitioners to create a manual of ethical UI/UX design principles which practitioners can use to tackle deceptive design.


The Unboxing Tech Toolkit Series 

This project uses toolkits to inform, enable reflection, and create strategies to enable a better human-tech relationship with a focus on youth.

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Unpacking Deceptive Design Research Series

The 'Unpacking Deceptive Design' Research Series is a collaborative space for researchers and practitioners to contribute from diverse disciplinary perspectives in an attempt to fill knowledge and awareness gaps on deceptive design. 


Digital Wellbeing 

This project seeks to explore how digital wellbeing can be understood and operationalised form non-western perspectives, and can possibly draw upon diverse philosophical systems to offer solutions to the issues concerning individual and collective wellbeing in the digital space. More details coming soon.

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