November 12-16

DesignUp is back in Bangalore. And it isn’t just a Conference...

“The Definitive Design-In-Tech Conference” is back in Bangalore, Nov 12-16. And it’s more than a conference: It’s a 5 day fest - including everything you’ve come to expect of the conference and much more. From Studio Visits to Learning Labs, there are many more ways to experience #DUp19

3 Reasons to Attend .

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Beyond UI-UX.

DesignUp isn’t just another UX/UI Conference. We showcase stories across the Design-in-Tech spectrum – shinning the light on tales of transformation, growth and impact, by Design: individual, or career growth, social impact, product transformation, impactful tools & techniques, to creating change across governance and civic services.

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Sharing to sowing.

We don’t just share ideas and insights – DesignUp is focused on bringing you insights you can action the next day or week – at work, in life or the community. It’s about going from talking to doing – wether it’s a challenge we throw to you—or you throw to yourself, your team or your neighbourhood. Sowing seeds of change is what matters!

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The 52 Week Recharge:
In a week.

Meet new ideas, re-connect with old friends and make new ones. Hear new perspectives, make friends with speakers over dinner. Visit studios, uncover insights, connect dots, and soak in the unique creative energy of DesignUp Get a mega creative recharge – enough to last you another 52 weeks! 

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Countdown to DesignUp Festival 2019

November 12 - 16, 2019

DesignUp Deconstruct: Understanding the State of Design-In-Tech, in India & SE Asia

We want to deconstruct this broad, evolving profession, understand trends — in skilling, hiring, education, industry expectations, team, maturity, leadership. And more

Our Partners .

“When you walk into DesignUp, it looks like a design conference in Europe or North America… They’re aware and they’re trying to push the profession forward.”

Khoi Vinh

Principal Designer, Adobe, Ex-Director NYT

“The Gold Standard of Design Conferences in India.”

Akshay Kothari

COO, Notion & Former VP LinkedIn

“High quality, well organised and seriously impressive. We need more conferences like this in Asia.”

Kiat Lim

Regional Leader, IXDA AsiaPacific

“Major shoutout to @DesignUpConf…one of the top design & tech conferences…It is taking the industry where it needs to go. If you haven’t attended, check it out.”

Lauren Celenza

Senior Designer at Google

Speakers .

Partner at Modernist Studio | Founder, Austin Center for Design | Educator, Author & Speaker

CXO Tin Drum, AR/VR/MR Consultant, Former Sr Director MagicLeap

Founder Clearleft | Curator UxLondon & LeadingDesign Conferences

Design Lead/Researcher AI Applications, IDEO

Global Head of Infosys Experience Design

Design for Sustainable Futures & Social Commerce

VP & Chief Design Officer, 3M

Digital Anthropologist, Author | Professor Erasmus University, Rotterdam

Head of West & South Africa at Alter Global | Product & Design Lead

Founder Cx Partners, Author - Simple & Usable

Ethnographer, Director of Strategy at SubRosa

Real & Fictional Products | Founder AutomatoFarm, Shanghai | Lecturer, CIID

Type Designer & Lettering Artist

Design Lead, Ushahidi - Design, Data, Maps helping democracy, disaster relief and more

Lead Product Designer, Duolingo | Ex Google

Design Strategy & Research Lead @Grab. Finding connection through #innovation.

Design Lead, ThoughtWorks

Principal Manager of Creative Cloud Evangelism at Adobe Systems

Creative Resident, Adobe

Senior Product Designer at Trello

Designer at Google • Design lead for Search Suggestions & the Google Homepage

Motion Designer at Microsoft | Storytelling Evangelist

Design & Research, Dunzo | Ex-Urban Fellow, IIHS

Consultant Specializing in Design Operations and Practice Management

Thinker. Watcher. Maker

Chief Design Officer, Fractal Analytics

Data and graphics journalist, Reuters

Product and Business lead for a new vertical

Our Hosts .

MD DesignIt, Aus&NZ / Director, IxDA Board

Founder/Curator, DesignUp / SVP of Ux MakeMyTrip

Head of Design at RedMart

Brand & Ux Coach, Former MD & Digital Lead APAC at BrandUnion, Advisor DesignUp

Design Consultant & Co-founder, DesignUp

Co-curator, DesignUp

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Themes & Tracks .

The 5 broad tracks we are focusing on for 2019 (as always, our over-arching theme remains Design-In-Tech)
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Master aims to showcase case-studies, hacks, learnings and work from those who are steps ahead in the journey to mastering skills, processes, systems, methods.



Interweave examines seams & overlaps between design-in-tech & multiple fields. The spotlight is on how design+tech weaves with specialisations to co-create unique solutions.

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Unfold is future focused – how do products/services emerge, get shaped – through individual visions and collaborative effort. How we assess risks, scenarios? Speculate, prototype, pivot, change?

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Plural continues from 2018’s inclusion & participation track – assimilating diverse voices, under-represented perspectives. From challenging post-colonial narratives to understanding asymmetries.


Data X Design

Data x Design explores how data influences product design & development, builds empathy, shows gaps, helps in evolution and continuous improvement.

Registration/Tickets .

BYOF - Build Your Own Festival, with add-ons

Get started with the Confy Pass for the 2 Inspiring Conference Days. And add-on only what interests you from our varied formats!

The Confy (Super Early Bird)

  • Nov 15 – 16
  • All Talks & Panels
  • Conference Kit
  • Lunch, Tea & Coffee

The Confy (Later Bird)

  • Nov 15 – 16
  • All Talks & Panels
  • Conference Kit
  • Lunch, Tea & Coffee

Masterclass (Add-on)

  • Nov 14, 2019
  • Materials Included
  • Learn from Design leaders
  • Lunch, Tea & Coffee

Workshop (Add-on)

  • Nov 15 & 16, 2019
  • 2 Hour Workshops
  • Hands on
  • Materials Included

Studio Tour (Add-on)

  • Nov 12, 2019
  • 4 Studio Visits
  • Lunch/ Tea & Coffee
  • Transport Included

Speakers' Dinner (Add-on)

  • Nov 14, 2019
  • Dinner & Drinks
  • Meet the Speakers
  • Limited Seats

The Venue .

The Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru

Boasts wide spaces, tree lined pathways combined with old world Bangalore charm. Located in the heart of the city it shares boundaries with the Golf Club and the Chitrakala Art Parishat.

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