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Friday, November 10
 

8:00am

Registrations, Coffee & Cookies
Registrations, Coffee & Cookies for those of you who skipped breakfast

Friday November 10, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
ITC Gardenia (Mysore Hall) Bengaluru

9:00am

DesignUp - GearingUp for Day One
Speakers
avatar for Jay Dutta

Jay Dutta

Founder, Curator, DesignUp Conference
Ambidextrous Typo-snob, compulsive curator, Designer-in-a-VC. I curate the DesignUp newsletter and the annual Conference, mentor startups and my Design Team at travel site MakeMyTrip. Always looking forward to meeting people with a passion to change their world and ideas to make... Read More →


Friday November 10, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
ITC Gardenia (Mysore Hall) Bengaluru

9:20am

Keynote 1: Khoi Vinh
Speakers
avatar for Khoi Vinh

Khoi Vinh

Principal Designer, Adobe
Principal Designer @Adobe | Former Design Director @NYTimes | Blogger Subtraction.com | | Khoi Vinh is Principal Designer at Adobe, where he is charged with aligning Adobe’s design initiatives more closely with its customers, its partners and the community. Previously, he was de... Read More →


Friday November 10, 2017 9:20am - 10:00am
ITC Gardenia (Mysore Hall) Bengaluru

10:00am

Keynote 2: Akshay Kothari
Speakers
avatar for Akshay Kothari

Akshay Kothari

Country Manager & Head of Product, LinkedIn India
Co-Founder, CEO of Pulse | Country Manager & Head of Product @LinkedIn India | | Akshay is the country head of LinkedIn India, which is the professional network’s second largest market worldwide. Prior to joining LinkedIn, Akshay was the founder and CEO of Pulse, an award-winning personalized news application that drew accolades from Steve Jobs and other thought leaders and was acquired by LinkedIn for $90 million... Read More →


Friday November 10, 2017 10:00am - 10:40am
ITC Gardenia (Mysore Hall) Bengaluru

10:40am

Tea/Coffee Break
Friday November 10, 2017 10:40am - 11:10am
ITC Gardenia (Mysore Hall) Bengaluru

11:10am

Keynote 3: Sajith Ansar
Named amongst Forbes Top 100 Influential Indians in the Middle East, Sajith has scaled his Design consulting on foreign shores. He has dabbled with Products, Services and more recently Theme Parks. Sajith shares his entrepreneurial story and learnings.

Speakers
avatar for Sajith Ansar

Sajith Ansar

Founder-CEO, IdeaSpice Design
Sajith Ansar, CEO and founder of Idea Spice is based in Dubai. Idea Spice Design is a leading branding, design and marketing firm in the region with offices in India and the UAE. Idea Spice is an award winning boutique design firm that has created over 1300 brands globally over t... Read More →


Friday November 10, 2017 11:10am - 11:50am
ITC Gardenia (Mysore Hall) Bengaluru

11:50am

Keynote 4: Alysha Naples
Speakers
avatar for Alysha Naples

Alysha Naples

Chief Experience Officer, Tin Drum
Coach, Consultant, Designer #AR #VR | Former Sr Director of UX @MagicLeap @AKQA | Former Senior Adjunct Professor @CCA | Alysha Naples has spent a lot of time in the future, simultaneously pushing the frontiers of design within emerging tech while forging the path to adoptio... Read More →


Friday November 10, 2017 11:50am - 12:30pm
ITC Gardenia (Mysore Hall) Bengaluru

12:30pm

DesignUp Look-back/Look-ahead
JD, founder of DesignUp, does a super short look back at 2016, a in-progress review of 2017 and a sneak peek of what's ahead in 2018...Don't miss!

Speakers
avatar for Jay Dutta

Jay Dutta

Founder, Curator, DesignUp Conference
Ambidextrous Typo-snob, compulsive curator, Designer-in-a-VC. I curate the DesignUp newsletter and the annual Conference, mentor startups and my Design Team at travel site MakeMyTrip. Always looking forward to meeting people with a passion to change their world and ideas to make... Read More →


Friday November 10, 2017 12:30pm - 12:50pm
ITC Gardenia (Mysore Hall) Bengaluru

1:00pm

Lunch Break
Friday November 10, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
ITC Gardenia (Mysore Hall) Bengaluru

2:00pm

Lightning Talks: Designing for India
When it comes to designing digital products, India poses some unique challenges: varying levels of literacy, a vast library of living languages (and scripts), patchy data connectivity and more mobiles than toilets. Hear the stories of two founders from the trenches—their learnings and un-learnings.

Speakers
avatar for Farid Ahsan

Farid Ahsan

CoFounder & CEO, ShareChat
Co-Founder/CEO of Sharechat, a regional language meme sharing app that’s growing exponentially
avatar for Arpita Kapoor

Arpita Kapoor

CEO, Mech Mocha
CoFounder/CEO of India-focused gaming startup MechMocha


Friday November 10, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ITC Gardenia (Mysore Hall) Bengaluru

2:00pm

Workshop: Design in a world of chatbots: Harnessing the power of words
Limited Capacity full

What do we make of machines that talk?

As the idea of conversational interfaces increasingly gets adopted and normalized in our daily lives and mundane tasks, let’s take a step back and think about what it takes to ‘design a conversation’. The workshop intends to reflect and speculates on the future of vocal and text-based interfaces, approaching them from a critical and philosophical lens and meandering into the spaces of design fiction. A discursive format will allow free range discussions and exercises to unpack the nuances of machines that talk!


Workshop Leaders
avatar for Manasi Agarwal

Manasi Agarwal

Interaction Designer, Adobe Systems
User Experience Designer at Adobe, Digital Media Artist and Educator
avatar for Suvani Suri

Suvani Suri

Independent Design Practitioner


Friday November 10, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
ITC Gardenia (Room 3) Bengaluru

2:00pm

Workshop: Designing and Prototyping Better User Experiences with Adobe XD
Limited Capacity seats available

User experience is key to business success. The pressure on designers to deliver a compelling and seamless journey across a myriad of devices and possible outcomes is higher than ever. And the modern design process is a complex one involving: user research, information architecture, wireframing, interaction, visual design, prototyping, and user testing. See how Adobe XD CC, makes it easier to design and prototype experiences that can be shared with and tested by users and stakeholders before moving into production. In this workshop, which combines hands-on work and lecture, you’ll learn how to leverage XD for wireframing, hi-fi design, and prototyping to speed up the design process.
 

Speakers
avatar for Baljeet Singh Juneja

Baljeet Singh Juneja

Solution Consultant, Adobe
Baljeet Juneja is Solution Consultant at Adobe. His responsibility at Adobe includes building enterprise solutions for customers and developing strong ecosystem around Adobe technology stack for Creative Cloud and Document Cloud across India. He comes with over 10 years of in-dep... Read More →
avatar for Harish Narayan

Harish Narayan

Associate Product Manager, Adobe
Harish Narayan tries all things; he achieves what he can. As part of the product management team for Adobe XD, Harish passionately tries to the solve the communication problems in designer-developer workflows. Photography, caricature, and snooker are some of the other things he's... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Shorten

Andrew Shorten

Sr. Director of Product Management for UX Design, Adobe
Andrew Shorten is Sr. Director of Product Management for UX Design at Adobe. He is passionate about improving the quality, richness, and value of digital experiences. Andrew previously developed user interfaces for government and enterprise customers while working at Fujitsu. He... Read More →

Workshop Leaders
avatar for Baljeet Singh Juneja

Baljeet Singh Juneja

Solution Consultant, Adobe
Baljeet Juneja is Solution Consultant at Adobe. His responsibility at Adobe includes building enterprise solutions for customers and developing strong ecosystem around Adobe technology stack for Creative Cloud and Document Cloud across India. He comes with over 10 years of in-dep... Read More →


Friday November 10, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
ITC Gardenia (Room 4) Bengaluru

2:00pm

Workshop: Designing for Outcomes
Limited Capacity full

This workshop mashes up design thinking, systems design and lean principles to help Designers go from ideation to realization. What’s more important, it’s focused on influencing business (or other) outcomes!

This is an experiential and hands-on workshop on problem identification, validation and solving.


Workshop Leaders
avatar for Radhika Dilip Kale

Radhika Dilip Kale

Co-Founder & Partner, ScaleFactor Labs
Radhika is Co-Founder & Partner at ScaleFactor Labs. | A design alchemist and an empathetic ethologist with an obsessive eye for detail and precision, Radhika enjoys asking questions, navigating complexities and designing end-to-end solutions to craft desirable products, empowe... Read More →
avatar for Shashank Upadhyay

Shashank Upadhyay

CoFounder/Partner, ScaleFactor Labs
Shashank is Co-Founder & Managing Partner at ScaleFactor Labs, a strategic business design firm. He was earlier Digital Innovation Leader at Cognizant Technology Solutions.


Friday November 10, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
ITC Gardenia (Room 2) Bengaluru

2:00pm

Workshop: Making Pixels Count - Bridging Data and Design Gap
Limited Capacity full

Aditya has been looking at Data and trying to fold in learnings at several of the design-saavy startups he’s worked in. This workshop covers

  • motivations for looking at data
  • how designers and product managers look at data differently
  • how to be data-guided and not data-blinded
  • tools and methods to collect, analyse data
  • practical frameworks for understanding data
  • making data actionable

Workshop Leaders
avatar for Aditya Jalan

Aditya Jalan

VP Product & Growth, Mech Mocha Game Studios
VP of Product at MechMocha, Former Product Head at Zomato, Cleartrip, Myntra
avatar for Saurav Sahu

Saurav Sahu

Product Manager, Analytics, Mech Mocha Game Studios


Friday November 10, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
ITC Gardenia (Room 5) ITC Gardenia

2:00pm

Workshop: The Essential UX Workshop For AR
Limited Capacity full

Designing for augmented reality is a whole new world for most designers, but that’s part ofthe fun of it. If you’re looking to hone your craft in AR, don’t miss this workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Silka Miesnieks

Silka Miesnieks

Head of Design Lab, Adobe
Silka brings leadership and hands-on experience to near-future Product Design & Strategy. She achieves this through inclusive collaboration, prototyping practices and excellent craftsmanship, all with the aim to earn a spot in people’s lives. Her entrepreneurial leadership roles began in 2000 when running digital design firm serving Silicon Valley startups, then leading an award winning Mobile team at News Limited, founding an AR startup in 2010, directing... Read More →


Friday November 10, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
ITC Gardenia (Room 1) Bengaluru

2:30pm

Workshop: Lateral Thinking with Paper Folding
Limited Capacity seats available

Using extremely versatile and unconventional Origami folding techniques, the workshop rekindles the joy of craftsmanship and fires lateral thinking in the participants. Ankon is one of India’s leading Origami artists known for his massive paper-engineered gravity-defying structures.

Working with hands and manipulating structure, material and geometries manually, strengthens neural networks and fires brain-centers which otherwise remain dormant and untapped. This is part of our Analog Workshop Series!


https://www.facebook.com/oritecture

https://www.instagram.com/ankonmitra/


Workshop Leaders
avatar for Ankon Mitra

Ankon Mitra

Founder/Director, Hexagramm
Architect, Origami Artist and Co-Founder/Director Hexagramm Design; The Universe is made and unmade from acts of folding - from gravitational pulls and pushes between nebulae to the making of mountains and coastlines; from light travelling through space to the formation of of DNA... Read More →


Friday November 10, 2017 2:30pm - 5:30pm
ITC Gardenia (Room 6) Bengaluru

3:00pm

Design Panel: What Users Want?

How do you gather deep insights, and predict with precision what users want, love and need? How do you find that elusive product market fit? Fail fast, learn faster? And how do hardware startups prototype, test and learn? Join our panelists for this interactive session, stories from the real world and get your questions answered


Moderators
AB

Anshuman Bapna

Chief Product Officer, Makemytrip

Speakers
avatar for Amit Kapoor

Amit Kapoor

Founder Partner and CEO, NarrativeViz Consulting
I am passionate about structuring & syntheses and you will often find me practising my skills of listening and storytelling - in that order. I believe in the “Less is More” philosophy and consider simplicity as a driving principle in doing any work. I am currently experimenting w... Read More →
avatar for Ripul Kumar

Ripul Kumar

Head of UX, Tally
Head of UX for Tally. Founded of one of India’s most respected User Research firms: Kern (later acquired).
avatar for Nishma Pandit

Nishma Pandit

Director, Ticket Design Pvt Ltd
Co-founder and Director of Pune based Industrial Design firm TicketDesign—specialising in consumer, industrial and medical products.


Friday November 10, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
ITC Gardenia (Mysore Hall) Bengaluru

4:00pm

Tea/Coffee Break
Friday November 10, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
ITC Gardenia (Mysore Hall) Bengaluru

4:30pm

Design Debate: We Don’t Need No education

What does Design education mean in the age of gig economy and career pivots? Where engineers pivot to Design and Designers pivot to Product Management roles? With MOOCs and self-paced learning, do university courses still hold the same relevance?

What are the options for you if you were looking to move to a career in Design, or move away to a career in Product Management or any of the new emergent areas? Our panelists’ debate, discuss and answer your questions…


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Arvind Lodaya

Arvind Lodaya

Strategic Innovation & Branding Consultant, ALo Consulting
Former Dean of Design Education at Srishti, Visiting faculty and Corporate Programs facilitator
avatar for Alysha Naples

Alysha Naples

Chief Experience Officer, Tin Drum
Coach, Consultant, Designer #AR #VR | Former Sr Director of UX @MagicLeap @AKQA | Former Senior Adjunct Professor @CCA | Alysha Naples has spent a lot of time in the future, simultaneously pushing the frontiers of design within emerging tech while forging the path to adoptio... Read More →
avatar for Aashish Solanki

Aashish Solanki

Founder & Design Director, NetBramha Studios
Armed with over 12+ years of design experience he is a firm believer of disruption with design. He is the founder & designer director at NetBramha Studios, a pioneer in design thinking & strategic user experience design services. Their work has impacted 100+ million users across... Read More →


Friday November 10, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
ITC Gardenia (Mysore Hall) Bengaluru

4:30pm

Workshop: From META to Physical: How to Create Truly Transformative Experiences
Limited Capacity full

From Knowing your essence and purpose to bringing it to life, we’ll explore how an Integral framework allows experiences to be truly transformative without losing their cool factor.

The format for this session is going to be in the form of a close group conversation with the workshop leader

Speakers
avatar for Justin Bolognino

Justin Bolognino

CEO, META
Founder/CEO at META | Designer/Curator LAB @ Panorama #SynchronicityArchitect | Justin Bolognino’s (the “g” is silent) endeavors are threaded by experiential, real-time design and technology focused on revealing hidden human connections. The “Synchronicity Architect” is Founder and CEO... Read More →


Friday November 10, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
ITC Gardenia (Room 2) Bengaluru

4:30pm

Workshop: Grow in the Grey
Limited Capacity full

As designers, we are often faced with contradictions on the field, for e.g. human behaviour following different patterns within the same context or users stating completely contrasting needs. While inclusive design is an aim we all want to work towards, our culture of operating within the premise of ‘one single truth’ can paralyse us. Specially when we work with corporate clients, it becomes even more difficult to incorporate contradictions and uncertainty within the design process. This workshop gives an experience of some tools and frameworks to effectively negotiate contradictions and put them in formats that make sense to non-design folks.

Workshop Leaders
avatar for Nishita Gill

Nishita Gill

Founder, Treemouse
Nishita, a graduate of NID & NIFT, strongly advocates the role of design in shaping today’s society. With previous experience in organisations like Microsoft & SAP she founded Treemouse as an entrepreneurial experiment to understand the finer nuances of design and its ability t... Read More →
avatar for Shreya Toshniwal

Shreya Toshniwal

Head of Research, Treemouse
Shreya studied design at NID. Her previous work has been at Katha Books as a Curriculum and Publication Designer and at EdgeMakers Inc. as the Head of Program, New Delhi. She is passionate about creating learning experiences that last, for both – children and adults. Always up... Read More →


Friday November 10, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
ITC Gardenia (Room 3) Bengaluru

4:30pm

Workshop: I have a Story
Limited Capacity full

Whether you’re pitching a startup idea, design concept or yourself to an employer, you’re telling a story. Every entrepreneur, startup, project etc. evolves out an incident, feeling, and emotion. In short, a story behind each one of us to do what we do. The right story draws the attention of the listener, a nicely told story draws the listener into your story. Rest becomes magical.
A Story connects two (or more) humans—this workshop is about helping you craft and connect with your best one. Over the course of the workshop, the participant’ s will work on the science of personal stories, the elements of an impactful story, body expression, story mapping and more!

Workshop Leaders
avatar for Vikram Sridhar

Vikram Sridhar

Oral Storyteller and Theatre Practitioner, Tahatto
IIT-Madras Grad and Corporate Marketeer turned Storyteller, Researcher and Theatre Practitioner. Vikram travels the country performing his stories, conducting workshops and talks to audiences of varied age groups and demographics. His workshops with the Corporates deals in the j... Read More →


Friday November 10, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
ITC Gardenia (Room 5) ITC Gardenia

4:30pm

Workshop: You’re not a designer, you’re a coach!
Limited Capacity filling up

The tools we use every day as a designer are being democratised and made more accessible through Design. And our roles as Designers are changing to include an unexpected soft skill—Design Coaching. The diversity of the teams we bring to our challenges frames the solutions we come up with but not everyone knows how to best utilize our wonderful box of Design tools and techniques to their best advantage.

This workshop includes practical ways to coach your colleagues and stakeholders to be effective (and get great outcomes) when they leverage on Design, pick up design tools including Design thinking.


Workshop Leaders
avatar for Katja Forbes

Katja Forbes

Founder/Director, Syfte
Founder & MD of Sydney based Syfte, a human-centered product consultancy; Leader of IxDA Sydney Chapter and Guest Lecturer at University of Sydney
avatar for Rebecca Coleman

Rebecca Coleman

National Design Director, Syfte
Not many people can say that they are equally comfortable sitting in a gutter talking to an injecting drug user about the difficulty accessing health services or working with indigenous communities in remote Australia, as they are sitting in a boardroom defending design decisions... Read More →


Friday November 10, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
ITC Gardenia (Room 1) Bengaluru

4:30pm

Workshop:Bring Your Ideas to Life with Creative Cloud
Limited Capacity seats available

From mobile to desktop, from application to application, and from creative to creative — Creative Cloud makes accessing and sharing your ideas and assets friction-free. This workshop explores how Creative Cloud can make your work more efficient, and more inspired. Learn what’s new in Creative Cloud and incorporate your learning into your creative projects. We’ll dive into Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, XD, Adobe mobile apps, and more. Apply the built-in Creative Cloud integrations to get your work done. Turn your ideas and inspirations into production-ready content and incorporate beautiful Adobe Stock assets. And with Creative Cloud, your desktop and mobile devices are connected, so you can do great work anywhere.
 

Speakers
avatar for Guru Vaidya

Guru Vaidya

Senior Solution Consultant, Adobe


Friday November 10, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
ITC Gardenia (Room 4) Bengaluru

5:30pm

 
Saturday, November 11
 

9:15am

Welcome to Day 2
Speakers
avatar for Jay Dutta

Jay Dutta

Founder, Curator, DesignUp Conference
Ambidextrous Typo-snob, compulsive curator, Designer-in-a-VC. I curate the DesignUp newsletter and the annual Conference, mentor startups and my Design Team at travel site MakeMyTrip. Always looking forward to meeting people with a passion to change their world and ideas to make... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 9:15am - 9:25am
ITC Gardenia (Mysore Hall) Bengaluru

9:25am

Keynote 5: Silka Miesnieks - The Future is Now
Speakers
avatar for Silka Miesnieks

Silka Miesnieks

Head of Design Lab, Adobe
Silka brings leadership and hands-on experience to near-future Product Design & Strategy. She achieves this through inclusive collaboration, prototyping practices and excellent craftsmanship, all with the aim to earn a spot in people’s lives. Her entrepreneurial leadership roles began in 2000 when running digital design firm serving Silicon Valley startups, then leading an award winning Mobile team at News Limited, founding an AR startup in 2010, directing... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 9:25am - 10:00am
ITC Gardenia (Mysore Hall) Bengaluru

10:00am

Keynote 6: Ninad Raval
Speakers
avatar for Ninad Raval

Ninad Raval

VP of Product & Design, Flock
Ninad Raval is the VP of Product and Design at Flock. Ninad has over 15 years of experience in product and interaction design. He has a keen interest in helping businesses design simple multi-screen, data-driven products with a focus on bridging user goals and business objectives.In his current role at Flock, he is responsible for developing the overarching product and design strategy, and defining the product roadmap.Prior to... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 10:00am - 10:35am
ITC Gardenia (Mysore Hall) Bengaluru

10:35am

Tea/Coffee Break
Saturday November 11, 2017 10:35am - 11:00am
ITC Gardenia (Mysore Hall) Bengaluru

11:05am

Keynote 7: Justin Bolognino
Workshop Leaders
avatar for Justin Bolognino

Justin Bolognino

CEO, META
Founder/CEO at META | Designer/Curator LAB @ Panorama #SynchronicityArchitect | Justin Bolognino’s (the “g” is silent) endeavors are threaded by experiential, real-time design and technology focused on revealing hidden human connections. The “Synchronicity Architect” is Founder and CEO... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 11:05am - 11:40am
ITC Gardenia (Mysore Hall) Bengaluru

11:40am

Keynote 8: Ashwini Asokan
Speakers
avatar for Ashwini Asokan

Ashwini Asokan

CoFounder & CEO, MadStreetDen
Ashwini Asokan is the Founder & CEO of Mad Street Den, a Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence company. At Mad Street Den, Ashwini and her team of 60, give the power of sight and learning to machines, teaching them to see and experience the world like we humans do. Working across San Francisco, India... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 11:40am - 12:15pm
ITC Gardenia (Mysore Hall) Bengaluru

12:15pm

Keynote 9 : Jayawant Tiwari
Speakers
avatar for Jayawant Tiwari

Jayawant Tiwari

Principal Design Manager, Microsoft
Jayawant Tewari, or just JT, heads multi-disciplinary design teams at Microsoft Bangalore and Hyderabad, working on established productivity software and services that are used by millions of people and organizations across the world every day, as well as research-based incubatio... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 12:15pm - 1:00pm
ITC Gardenia (Mysore Hall) Bengaluru

1:00pm

Lunch Break
Saturday November 11, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
ITC Gardenia (Mysore Hall) Bengaluru

2:00pm

Lightning Talks: Designing With Data
Design practitioners share their stories of designing with data, designing data stories and getting data-inspired. Practical, insightful and actionable – these are a great introduction, and a deep dive, into the world of Data in Design. 

Speakers
avatar for Raghunandh

Raghunandh

Associate Data Scientist, Noodle.ai
avatar for Rasagy Sharma

Rasagy Sharma

Designer, Mapbox


Saturday November 11, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ITC Gardenia (Mysore Hall) Bengaluru

2:00pm

Workshop: Art of visual storytelling with shapes
Limited Capacity full

We are surrounded with objects, characters that make up a huge part of our everyday lives worlds. Just how are they made? The workshop explores the importance of shapes in designing everyday objects and characters, and hopefully give you some insights into how to go about building objects form simple shapes that have a unique style of your own expression learning to use meaningful shapes in characters is something that you can do with a pencil and  paper.

Speakers
avatar for Ranganath Krishnamani

Ranganath Krishnamani

Creative Director, Liquidink Design


Saturday November 11, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
ITC Gardenia (Room 2) Bengaluru

2:00pm

Workshop: Designing a Chatbot
Limited Capacity full

Messaging is infltrating everything right now — from customer support, to banking apps, to analytics. Text messaging offers users a simple, frictionless and personal interface that’s easily understandable and is available to everyone worldwide. Hence, making text-driven chat interface the new solution to UX design problems in the form of chatbots. In this workshop, we’re going to discuss some design approaches and critical areas to consider when developing a customer-facing chatbot. We’ll also discuss the best approach for different UX needs, as well as cover some of the critical UX aspects to pay attention to.

Workshop Leaders
avatar for Apurva Mudgal

Apurva Mudgal

VP of Product, Haptik Inc


Saturday November 11, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
ITC Gardenia (Room 3) Bengaluru

2:00pm

Workshop: Designing and Prototyping Better User Experiences with Adobe XD
Limited Capacity seats available

User experience is key to business success. The pressure on designers to deliver a compelling and seamless journey across a myriad of devices and possible outcomes is higher than ever. And the modern design process is a complex one involving: user research, information architecture, wireframing, interaction, visual design, prototyping, and user testing. See how Adobe XD CC, makes it easier to design and prototype experiences that can be shared with and tested by users and stakeholders before moving into production. In this workshop, which combines hands-on work and lecture, you’ll learn how to leverage XD for wireframing, hi-fi design, and prototyping to speed up the design process

Speakers
avatar for Baljeet Singh Juneja

Baljeet Singh Juneja

Solution Consultant, Adobe
Baljeet Juneja is Solution Consultant at Adobe. His responsibility at Adobe includes building enterprise solutions for customers and developing strong ecosystem around Adobe technology stack for Creative Cloud and Document Cloud across India. He comes with over 10 years of in-dep... Read More →
avatar for Harish Narayan

Harish Narayan

Associate Product Manager, Adobe
Harish Narayan tries all things; he achieves what he can. As part of the product management team for Adobe XD, Harish passionately tries to the solve the communication problems in designer-developer workflows. Photography, caricature, and snooker are some of the other things he's... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Shorten

Andrew Shorten

Sr. Director of Product Management for UX Design, Adobe
Andrew Shorten is Sr. Director of Product Management for UX Design at Adobe. He is passionate about improving the quality, richness, and value of digital experiences. Andrew previously developed user interfaces for government and enterprise customers while working at Fujitsu. He... Read More →

Workshop Leaders
avatar for Baljeet Singh Juneja

Baljeet Singh Juneja

Solution Consultant, Adobe
Baljeet Juneja is Solution Consultant at Adobe. His responsibility at Adobe includes building enterprise solutions for customers and developing strong ecosystem around Adobe technology stack for Creative Cloud and Document Cloud across India. He comes with over 10 years of in-dep... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
ITC Gardenia (Room 4) Bengaluru

2:00pm

Workshop: Grow in the Grey
Limited Capacity filling up

As designers, we are often faced with contradictions on the field, for e.g. human behaviour following different patterns within the same context or users stating completely contrasting needs. While inclusive design is an aim we all want to work towards, our culture of operating within the premise of ‘one single truth’ can paralyse us. Specially when we work with corporate clients, it becomes even more difficult to incorporate contradictions and uncertainty within the design process. This workshop gives an experience of some tools and frameworks to effectively negotiate contradictions and put them in formats that make sense to non-design folks.

Workshop Leaders
avatar for Nishita Gill

Nishita Gill

Founder, Treemouse
Nishita, a graduate of NID & NIFT, strongly advocates the role of design in shaping today’s society. With previous experience in organisations like Microsoft & SAP she founded Treemouse as an entrepreneurial experiment to understand the finer nuances of design and its ability t... Read More →
avatar for Shreya Toshniwal

Shreya Toshniwal

Head of Research, Treemouse
Shreya studied design at NID. Her previous work has been at Katha Books as a Curriculum and Publication Designer and at EdgeMakers Inc. as the Head of Program, New Delhi. She is passionate about creating learning experiences that last, for both – children and adults. Always up... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
ITC Gardenia (Room 5) ITC Gardenia

2:00pm

Workshop: You’re not a designer, you’re a coach!
Limited Capacity filling up

The tools we use every day as a designer are being democratised and made more accessible through Design. And our roles as Designers are changing to include an unexpected soft skill—Design Coaching. The diversity of the teams we bring to our challenges frames the solutions we come up with but not everyone knows how to best utilize our wonderful box of Design tools and techniques to their best advantage.

This workshop includes practical ways to coach your colleagues and stakeholders to be effective (and get great outcomes) when they leverage on Design, pick up design tools including Design thinking.


Workshop Leaders
avatar for Katja Forbes

Katja Forbes

Founder/Director, Syfte
Founder & MD of Sydney based Syfte, a human-centered product consultancy; Leader of IxDA Sydney Chapter and Guest Lecturer at University of Sydney
avatar for Rebecca Coleman

Rebecca Coleman

National Design Director, Syfte
Not many people can say that they are equally comfortable sitting in a gutter talking to an injecting drug user about the difficulty accessing health services or working with indigenous communities in remote Australia, as they are sitting in a boardroom defending design decisions... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
ITC Gardenia (Room 1) Bengaluru

2:30pm

Workshop: Lateral Thinking with Paper Folding
Limited Capacity seats available

Using extremely versatile and unconventional Origami folding techniques, the workshop rekindles the joy of craftsmanship and fires lateral thinking in the participants. Ankon is one of India’s leading Origami artists known for his massive paper-engineered gravity-defying structures.

Working with hands and manipulating structure, material and geometries manually, strengthens neural networks and fires brain-centers which otherwise remain dormant and untapped. This is part of our Analog Workshop Series!

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Workshop Leaders
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Ankon Mitra

Founder/Director, Hexagramm
Architect, Origami Artist and Co-Founder/Director Hexagramm Design; The Universe is made and unmade from acts of folding - from gravitational pulls and pushes between nebulae to the making of mountains and coastlines; from light travelling through space to the formation of of DNA... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 2:30pm - 5:30pm
ITC Gardenia (Room 6) Bengaluru

3:00pm

Design Debate: Building Loyalty

With a plethora of products, newer entrants and new startups challenging the established order – loyalty and engagement is an increasingly elusive quest. So how does one one build loyalty, engagement and returning customers? Deals, discounts, cash-backs are one way but does it stick? Can product Design build in triggers, features, and routines that are sticky, endearing and encourage trust? The panel tackles this head on…


Moderators
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Shiva Kumar

Executive Director, Apparatus Media Lab
Shiva brings in 19 years of true market experience in print and interactive design. Prior to founding Apparatus Media Lab in 2003 Shiva served as Director-Creative at Netkraft Private Limited - an enterprise software solution provider, Bangalore, India. He had the responsibility... Read More →

Speakers
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Meeta Malhotra

Co-Founder, Varana Design
3x founder, angel investor, brand and marketing practitioner, advisor @Kstart @Voonik @YourStory
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Ninad Raval

VP of Product & Design, Flock
Ninad Raval is the VP of Product and Design at Flock. Ninad has over 15 years of experience in product and interaction design. He has a keen interest in helping businesses design simple multi-screen, data-driven products with a focus on bridging user goals and business objectives.In his current role at Flock, he is responsible for developing the overarching product and design strategy, and defining the product roadmap.Prior to... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
ITC Gardenia (Mysore Hall) Bengaluru

4:00pm

Tea/Coffee Break
Saturday November 11, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
ITC Gardenia (Mysore Hall) Bengaluru

4:30pm

Panel Discussion: Design is Dead, Long Live Design

The world of design practice is changing – influenced by new technologies, data, AI and more. A new wave of Design practitioners is increasingly learning about design in their spare time. AI is looking to disrupt some of our routines, work processes, and design systems. What do all of these mean for current and future Designers? The panel reflects in this candid interactive chat.


Moderators
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Jay Dutta

Founder, Curator, DesignUp Conference
Ambidextrous Typo-snob, compulsive curator, Designer-in-a-VC. I curate the DesignUp newsletter and the annual Conference, mentor startups and my Design Team at travel site MakeMyTrip. Always looking forward to meeting people with a passion to change their world and ideas to make... Read More →

Speakers
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Ashwini Asokan

CoFounder & CEO, MadStreetDen
Ashwini Asokan is the Founder & CEO of Mad Street Den, a Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence company. At Mad Street Den, Ashwini and her team of 60, give the power of sight and learning to machines, teaching them to see and experience the world like we humans do. Working across San Francisco, India... Read More →
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Khoi Vinh

Principal Designer, Adobe
Principal Designer @Adobe | Former Design Director @NYTimes | Blogger Subtraction.com | | Khoi Vinh is Principal Designer at Adobe, where he is charged with aligning Adobe’s design initiatives more closely with its customers, its partners and the community. Previously, he was de... Read More →

Workshop Leaders
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Justin Bolognino

CEO, META
Founder/CEO at META | Designer/Curator LAB @ Panorama #SynchronicityArchitect | Justin Bolognino’s (the “g” is silent) endeavors are threaded by experiential, real-time design and technology focused on revealing hidden human connections. The “Synchronicity Architect” is Founder and CEO... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
ITC Gardenia (Mysore Hall) Bengaluru

4:30pm

Workshop : Awakening the entrepreneur within
Limited Capacity full

The workshop will combine a series of hands-on exercises  to set future goals, get clarity, create timelines for achieving these goals and align their entrepreneurship journey. The key takeaway is to reset their entrepreneurial thermostat, think bigger and create a master plan to achieve it.



Speakers
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Sajith Ansar

Founder-CEO, IdeaSpice Design
Sajith Ansar, CEO and founder of Idea Spice is based in Dubai. Idea Spice Design is a leading branding, design and marketing firm in the region with offices in India and the UAE. Idea Spice is an award winning boutique design firm that has created over 1300 brands globally over t... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
ITC Gardenia (Room 5) ITC Gardenia

4:30pm

Workshop : Game on! Gamification applied to UX |
Limited Capacity full

Ever wondered how games take a user beyond functions? How they enable users to craft an experience and fall in love? How they get people hooked?Learn how to drive behaviour and design experiences that become a habit. Apply same principles to engage users and keep them coming back for more. Explore best practices in this hands-on workshop and get access to tools and methods that you can use to design a rewarding experience and make a meaningful difference to your product or service.

Workshop Leaders
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Debojyoti Roy

Interaction Designer & Junior Partner, Spread Design + Learning
Debojyoti is an Interaction Designer at Spread. He uses research driven data to create compelling and effective interaction design solutions that provide fulfilling experiences to his users. He designs for a vast array of platforms including the web, mobile devices, games, architecture, kiosks, interactive displays etc. Debojyoti has a... Read More →
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Manya Cherabuddi

Creative Lead, Spread Design + Learning
Manya is a Creative Lead at Spread, heading the creation of design-driven learning experiences for students and entrepreneurs. She also delivers workshops in User Experience design for designers, techies, startup leaders, and aspiring UX professionals. She has anchored the development of the User Experience... Read More →
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Rajeshwari Math (Raji)

Principal Designer and Partner, Spread Design + Learning
A design thinker and leader who has led experience, business and brand design projects for 18 + years.  She started as a communication and graphic designer with a BFA degree from College of Arts, Chandigarh. | Time and experience have given her the opportunity to be engaged in or lead design on most projects, besides bringing a strategic design approach to transform ideas into new ventures. She has worked with interdisciplinary teams so that design thinking and design get integrated in every touchpoint to create an impact. | Some the projects handled: Vydehi Hospital Branding, Kochi Airport Branding, Mast Kalandar (Design Thinking for the organization), Honeywell (Culture Organization Design), Manipal Hospitals (visual language for Goa facility), Ceriz (a shoe brand for the Future group), Metro Rio (design thinking for multi usage spaces in Metro Stations in Rio, Brazil), Manipal Hospitals branding (positioning and signage system), High (products for a lounge, Bangalore), Foodhall (a gourmet store design + communication), Manipal Integrated Services (the service vertical of Manipal group), Kochi Metro identity, Big Bazaar (a hypermarket in Bangalore), Ethnicity (a retail ethnic brand... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
ITC Gardenia (Room 2) Bengaluru

4:30pm

Workshop: Bring Your Ideas to Life with Creative Cloud
Limited Capacity seats available

From mobile to desktop, from application to application, and from creative to creative — Creative Cloud makes accessing and sharing your ideas and assets friction-free. This workshop explores how Creative Cloud can make your work more efficient, and more inspired. Learn what’s new in Creative Cloud and incorporate your learning into your creative projects. We’ll dive into Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, XD, Adobe mobile apps, and more. Apply the built-in Creative Cloud integrations to get your work done. Turn your ideas and inspirations into production-ready content and incorporate beautiful Adobe Stock assets. And with Creative Cloud, your desktop and mobile devices are connected, so you can do great work anywhere.
 

Speakers
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Guru Vaidya

Senior Solution Consultant, Adobe


Saturday November 11, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
ITC Gardenia (Room 4) Bengaluru

4:30pm

Workshop: In the Service of Emotions
Limited Capacity full

Emotions are the currency of an experience, ironically there are not many tools, methods or frameworks that allow them to be used constructively. Service experiences that originate from an understanding of initial emotional states of customers and desired emotional states we want them to reach can be a powerful driving force for Service designers in crafting touchpoints, artifacts & conversations. These can then be incorporated in experience journeys to make them effective, memorable, & valuable.

Workshop Leaders
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Sharad Baliyan

Head of Products & Experience, Xamcheck
Design Research & its translation into products or services, Interaction Design, Developing engaging user experiences, systems conceptualization and development, tinkering with social interaction.


Saturday November 11, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
ITC Gardenia (Room 1) Bengaluru

4:30pm

Workshop: Making Pixels Count: Bridging the Design and Data Gap
Limited Capacity full

Aditya has been looking at Data and trying to fold in learnings at several of the design-savvy startups he’s worked in. This workshop covers

  • motivations for looking at data
  • how designers and product managers look at data differently
  • how to be data-guided and not data-blinded
  • tools and methods to collect, analyse data
  • practical frameworks for understanding data
  • making data actionable

Workshop Leaders
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Aditya Jalan

VP Product & Growth, Mech Mocha Game Studios
VP of Product at MechMocha, Former Product Head at Zomato, Cleartrip, Myntra
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Saurav Sahu

Product Manager, Analytics, Mech Mocha Game Studios


Saturday November 11, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
ITC Gardenia (Room 3) Bengaluru