9

inspiring keynotes

38

Panels, debates, talks, workshops

46

speakers, workshop leaders

218

pre-event attendees

568

conference attendees

3

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DesignUp 2017,
in Tweets

Of all the social channels we’re on (it’s @DesignUpConf across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram), Twitter is where we are most active—and many of our attendees engage via…

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The culmination of experience

The Hindu (November 20,2017) Synchronicity architect and tech entrepreneur Justin Bolognino on the future of live entertainment, and the blurring of lines between realities

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Shaping the future: on Jayawant Tewari

The Hindu (November 21, 2017) Designer Jayawant Tewari talks about his work at the critical confluence between design and technology

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DesignUp, the definitive design-in-tech conference…

Your Story (November 02, 2017) Think about the last time a web page or a mobile app frustrated you. You didn’t know what to click on or where to go next. That’s a classic example of ‘bad’ design.

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Tips and resources for design in a connected transient world

Your Story (November 16,2017) The DesignUp 2017 conference and workshop series, held recently in Bengaluru, featured a galaxy of design experts from across India and overseas…

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The future is now: Monika Bielskyte

The Hindu (October 16,2017) Futurist, strategy and creative designer Monika Bielskyte says she never saw the world for what it was but what it could be made to be

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Speakers

Khoi Vinh

Principal Designer @Adobe | Former Design Director @NYTimes | DesignChair @Wildcard

Alysha Naples

Coach, Consultant, #AR #VR | Former Sr Director of UX @MagicLeap @AKQA | Adjunct Professor @CCA

Akshay Kothari

Co-Founder, CEO of Pulse | Country Manager & Head of Product @LinkedIn India

Ashwini Asokan

CoFounder & CEO of MadStreetDen | #AI | Formerly #Ux Leader, Researcher @Intel

Justin Bolognino

Founder/CEO at META | Designer/Curator LAB @ Panorama #SynchronicityArchitect

Silka Miesnieks

Head of Design Lab @Adobe | #FutureInterfaces | Former Design Director AR/VR @Samsung

Ninad Raval

VP of Product & Design at Flock | Mentor @Directi brands: @BigRock @Media.Net & More

Meeta Malhotra

Marketing maven | Advisor Kaalari’s K-Start | Angel investor, mentor

Jayawant Tewari

Principal Design Manager at Microsoft | Former Design Lead @Myntra @Google @SAP India

Sajith Ansar

Founder-CEO, IdeaSpice Design | Forbes #Top100 Indian Entrepreneurs in ArabWorld

Katja Forbes

Founder/Director, Syfte | Mentor, visiting faculty Univ of Sydney

Suresh Venkat

Moderator, Producer, Designer | Former Editor, Tech & Special Features CNBC TV18

Vikram Sridhar

Techie turned Storyteller | Narratographer, Researcher

Naresh Narasimhan

Architect, Urban Planner | Design Activist

Aditya Jalan

VP Products, MechMocha | Former Product Leader @Cleartrip @Zomato @Myntra

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Eventually it's all about people—DesignUp is completely volunteer driven. From idea to execution, it took a breakneck 9.5 weeks. And the feedback was super encouraging: with 84% reconfirming they're very likely to be back, and 87% saying that they'll highly recommend DesignUp!