A Community

DesignUp is a growing community of Designers and Product creators working with tech, across diverse industries, schools and non-profits. Join us, contribute, attend.

A Conference

DesignUp is also Asia's premier Conference for DesignInTech, and a series of diverse events bringing practitioners, leaders & learners together, fusing insights from East & West.

A Cause

DesignUpForACause is our response to the apocalyptic Covid 2nd wave in India. Some of the world’s most celebrated designers join forces to raise money for charity More >

DesignUp for 2022

Get recharged, inspired and reconnected with your tribe at the in-person event in Bangalore, Sept 17-18 (Sat, Sun)

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Not another Podcast

Not just interviews, but inspiring, intriguing stories about Design & Designers, in Tech and beyond

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A Design School that doesn’t teach Design?

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DesignUp Deconstruct

Understanding the State of Design-In-Tech,

 in India & SE Asia

From DesignUp

Selected articles, updates, posts from our previous sold-out festivals in India, and Asia Conference in Singapore

Real & Fictional Products | Founder AutomatoFarm, Shanghai | Lecturer, CIID ‘Artisinal Intelligence‘ DesignUp, November 15-16, 2019, Bengaluru, India... Read More
Digital Anthropologist, Author | Professor Erasmus University, Rotterdam ‘The Next Billion users and the rise of Irrational Design’ DesignUp, November 15-16, 2019, Bengaluru, India... Read More
Designer at Google • Design lead for Search Suggestions & the Google Homepage ‘Documenting Design & more’ DesignUp 2019, November 15-16, 2020, Bengaluru, India... Read More
Design & Research, Dunzo | Ex-Urban Fellow, IIHS ‘Runner-ups‘ DesignUp, November 15-16, 2019, Bengaluru, India... Read More
In his second YourStory post on DUp19, Madan says the Festival "raised the bar of excellence for the design community - from inner reflection to broader engagement, the annual conference rallied the designer community to explore new ground in a world of digital opportunity and challenges" Read More
Founder Clearleft | Curator UxLondon & LeadingDesign Conferences ‘The Accidental (Design) Leader’ DesignUp, November 15-16, 2019, Bengaluru, India... Read More
Over 1350 attendees & 800+ visitors came to DUp19, which expanded to include Exhibits, Installations, Studio-visits and Stores - besides Masterclasses, Workshops, Panels, Keynotes and talks. A look-back at the 70+ speakers and multiple sessions that made the Festival special Read More
Consultant Specializing in Design Operations and Practice Management ‘Amplify‘ DesignUp, November 15-16, 2019, Bengaluru, India... Read More
Senior Product Designer at Trello ‘Creating Space for Remote Work’ DesignUp, November 15-16, 2019, Bengaluru, India... Read More
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DesignUp Conference 2018 was the biggest yet - full of all the things that you should expect from every DesignUp event - stellar speakers, varied topics, workshops, in-depth Masterclasses, great opportunities to network - and of course a great spread of food and delectable desserts! And that extra special buzz and energy! Read More

2018 Event Videos

Watch & listen to our speakers from the 2018 conference

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DesignUp 2017

A recap of our 2017 Conference at Bangalore, India

Khoi Vinh is a former Design Director for The New York Times, and now Principal... Read More
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Event Reviews


Our Pre-event in Pune (in 2017) was DesignUp’s first event outside Bangalore and our first pre-event. The half-day event at the Hyatt had hands-on workshops, a lavish spread over tea/coffee and eclectic... Read More
DesignUp’s first visit to Hyderabad almost coincided with the opening of the first ever Ikea store in the city (Ikea plans got pushed out by a few days eventually). Shashank Upadhyay and... Read More
DesignUp’s first visit to Chennai in 2018 started off with an afternoon of workshops—followed by talks and dinner at a boutique Hotel in the heart of the city. A quick cup of coffee... Read More
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. This piece was originally written by Harshini Vakkalanka for The... Read More
Our first speaker of 2018 needed no introduction. On March 8th, over 125 attendees flocked to a packed room at ITC Gardenia, for a rare opportunity to hear and interact with one... Read More
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About Us

DesignUp started with the idea of raising the design agenda within tech companies and tech-led businesses. To make tech, businesses, products and services thoughtful, human and humane, by Design.

DesignUp is volunteer-driven and community led. There are no full time salaried employees—we all have our day jobs. For us, DesignUp is a passion and unifying force.

Core Team

DesignUp’s core team includes Abhishu, Anindita, Baisam, Dharmesh, Jay, Lucky, Manu, Nikita, Nitesh, Narayan, Prabin, Saloni, Sima, Supriya & Tuhina.

Advisory Board

DesignUp Advisory board, constituted in 2018, has Katja Forbes, Vandana Abraham and V Shivakumar on the team.


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