India’s go-to conference for Design in Tech
November 10-11, 2017

Participate in the critical conversations around humanizing Tech & Business, by Design

Jay Dutta - Curator, Volunteer DesignUp | AsiaPac Regional Lead @IxDA

The whole conference has been a great lesson for me in experience design. Reliving it acts as a shot in the arm, to go out and do more, do better!

Mayukhini Pandey - CEO & Co-Founder, Greenopia

I should mention that this is one of the most immaculately managed events that I have ever attended and kudos to the team on that.

V Shivakumar - Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy Digital & MD, The Brand Union

DesignUp set a high benchmark for design events in India, which was much needed!

Somya Hastekar - Principal Designer , ThoughtWorks

Pre-event Meetups

We wrapped up our Pune Pre-Event—it was oversubscribed, fun and high energy (details here). Thank you Pune! Our last pre-event for 2017 is back in early Oct…

Stay tuned for more events via the DesignUp Newsletter

Talks + Workshops

Some good things shouldn’t change. Our focus on a mix of inspiring talks and hands-on workshop remains the same! And you can send in a proposal to speak or lead a workshop!

SpeakerMeet + Afterparty

Unwind and network over beer and dinner—connect with designer pros, students, speakers, peers and media! Speaker meetups via short getaways and dinners are in the works.

Who's Speaking?

Our stellar speaker LineUp includes Dreamers and Doers - defining products, services and experiences of today and tomorrow...

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
More speakers coming soon. Stay updated...

2017 Workshops

The DesignUp format of talks+workshops continues in 2017—with an expanded range to choose from:


A series aimed at making you a reflective Ux Design practitioner – through best practices, prototyping, sharper processes, stakeholder management, storytelling and more!

Emergent Tech

A selection of workshops around emerging new tech and interaction design opportunities: Augmented & Virtual reality to Chatbots, leveraging on Machine Learning or AI and more…

Analog Learning

Hands-on, minds-on workshops bring you back to basics and build on top of it. From tensile structures in Origami to Toy-making, Lettering and much more – plenty of non-digital distractions!

Schedule & Registration

Signup for our Newsletter—get speaker & workshop updates, get schedules and get notified when registrations open!

The 2017 Venue

DesignUp returns to Bangalore - to a larger venue: The eco-friendly ITC Gardenia. Located in the heart of India's Tech heartland, Gardenia is a short walk away from central Bangalore landmarks!