20th March 2014
9:00 am ~ 5:00 pm
Design Education for the next generation.
Instill Design is a thought transpired into a mission to educate students from various domains and fields about the importance of Innovation, User Experience design and Sustainability etc. InstillDesign aims to drive the design message to students pursuing any discipline by penetrating deeper into educational institutes across all regions.
Komal is a talented User Experience Designer. Having finished her bachelor’s in Architecture in one of the preeminent universities in Hyderabad (JNFAU), she opted to pursue her masters in Interactive Media at one of most highly rated design college in the world (London College of Communication).
After gaining considerable amount of knowledge and experience in UK, she has made her mark in Cognizant, Hyderabad. Currently working for Pramati in Hyderabad as an Interaction Designer. She dreams to dabble in entrepreneurship by heading a world class design team in India.
She is an architect by vision, a designer at heart, poet by thought, pianist in soul, performer for jest and an explorer by self. As a passionate mentor, she wants to inculcate design education in India; especially for women, to push them and transfer their field of dreams to reality.
Innovation can be defined as exploring with new ideas leading to the creation of a new product, process or service. This process can best be achieved by an iterative and collaborative process. It brings out the best capability and creativity in an individual.
Goal of this workshop is to understand and implement the techniques of creative thinking by iterating, collaborating and innovating. This is a hands on workshop where participants are in groups executing challenges and design solutions. Techniques like mind mapping, brainstorming and body storming will be familiarized.
Aim: The main objective of this workshop is to make the students aware of the creative learning methodology and use it effectively in the professional front.
Format of workshop is four steps: Seminar | Ideation | Hands-on sessions | Presentation
|Time||Program (20 March'14)|
|AM 08:30 ~||Registration|
|AM 09:30 ~ AM 10:00||Welcome|
|AM 10:00 ~ AM 11:00||Workshohp 1/ Whorkshop 2|
|AM 11:00 ~ AM 11:30||Tea Break|
|PM 12:30 ~ PM 1:30||Lunch|
|PM 1:30 ~ PM 4:30||Workshops Continue|
|PM 3:00 ~ PM 3:20||Tea break|
|PM 4:30 ~ PM 5:00||Q & A|
|PM 5:00 ~||Session Closes|
Announcing the UMO 9th Bad Design Contest ‘14, here is a summary:
Submit your entries before March 19, 2014 and get a chance to attend Instill Design Workshops for free!!!
UsabilityMatters.Org is holding Boycott Bad Design contest since 2005 to provide opportunity for designers, design enthusiasts to create design awarenss by identifying Bad Designs around us as part of our activities towards the InstillDesign & UXINDIA Conference.
The selected entries will be exhibited online.
Participation is open to everybody from every country in the world, and from any background! There is no Entry fee.
Please go through the rules and regulations - and in particular - the conditions applicable to the intellectual property rights.
Design of Everyday objects
How many times a day you've felt some things could just be "slightly" better than they are now? It may be your wash-basin tap, that tries hard to impersonate gym equipment by being hard and clumsy when you are all sleepy in morning, or it could be your phone bill that poses more intellectual challenge than toughest of the cryptic-crosswords.
Technology has become a way of life, but at the cost of ease of use. We come across so many products and systems at offices, banks, restaurants, theaters, reservation counters, transport stations and for that matter even in our homes. Most of them are pleasing to look at and offer great features but are rarely of any use. The common experience that has been observed amongst the users of these new age products and services is frustration leading to annoyance.
The objective of this competition was to identify most badly designed product or a system or a service that we use in our day-to-day lives, get annoyed with and eventually ignore.
UMO's only agenda ever since its formation has been 'Good Design for Better Living'. But more importantly the route we have taken to accomplish this is by educating everyone concerned about design through various initiatives. We always believed that spreading awareness is the best form of education. Programs like 'Boycott Bad Designs' has been the most participated and appreciated initiatives of UMO.
Design in essence is a message, it is a medium through which designers and businesses communicate how a new product and service will make our lives both easier and exciting. We the design community should take the ownership of educating the users and consumers of products and services through better design. So much so that peripherals like communication design and information design around these products and services gets quite crucial in informing and educating users about them.
We welcome all enthusiasts of UMO to participate in our 9th year celebrations by spreading the spirit of good design even more strongly.
This competition calls on participants to identify bad designs, services and experiences from our everyday life. For inspirations and ideas, you can refer to Boycott Bad Designs , this was a program organized by UMO to identify and raise awareness about the badly designed products.
The top examples will be identified based on their relevance of content, and the context in which the bad design is been identified.
In case of similar entries, whose entry is received first will be considered as qualified entry.
For Judgment jury will use criteria such as creativity, humor, visual communication, presentation, persuasiveness, originality, cleverness, relevance of content and execution and number of votes by public to identify the winner. An exhibition of the winning and short listed entries will be held and UMO will publish an exhaustive online works report.
Examples of Bad-Designs will be accepted through September 11th, 2014
Submit your entries before March 19, 2013 and get a chance to attend Instill Design Workshops for free!!!
Prize distribution will be done either at TechEase2014 (IIITHyderabad) workshops or UXINDIA International Conference 2014
UMO may, in its sole discretion to use the art-work (images, photograph, written content) for any purpose, change, alter, amend, add to, delete from and otherwise modify, including but not limited to, any and all cuts, edits, rearrangements and other alterations, additions and deletions.The responsibility for authenticity of all the submitted content, including the including the art-work and the personal information rests solely with the provider, and UMO will assume no role in case of litigation and copied works. The involved parties shall have to settle the matter themselves, within the conditions the original work was published/released.We respect your privacy and will not be giving out, or sharing your personal information with any third party, for commercial or non-commercial use.
What participants from InstillDesign 2012 say
Vice-President, UMO:GNIT Chapter
Instill design, the event conducted in our college was something that made my mind open up and explore new things. Brilliant ideas cropped up as a result of the workshop.
Bhaskar Rao. B
Lecturer, RGMCET, Nandyal
I totally recommend INSTILLDESIGN workshops for every engineering college in India. I am looking forward to have the workshops again in 2013 at our campus.
|Dr. S. Sreenatha Reddy||Honorary President|
|Prof. M. Narendra Kumar||General secretary|
|Prof. Sandeep Singh Rawat||Chapter convener|
|Mr. Devi Prasad Mishra||Event coordinator|
|Chanchal Ganrai||Vice President|
|R. Prudhvinath||General secretary|
|V. Sai Subrahmanyam||Treasurer|
|Pranavi Ranga||P .R. Coordinator|
|Shwetha Baseti||Event coordinator|
|D. Jerome Ankit||Joint secretary|
|From UsabilityMatters.Org (UMO)|
|Kaladhar Bapu||Founder President, UMO|
|Ramalakshmi||Program Manager, InstillDesign|
to attend the INSTILLDESIGN Workshops at GNIT
UMO stands for UsabilityMatters.Org, that is a non-profit organization working towards design awareness and exchange of design sensibilities through interaction between designers and design sensitive consumers.
It is a forum dedicated to discussing, improving and promoting the work of the Innovation, Usability and Interaction design community in India.
UsabilityMatters.Org's Philosophy is " Good Design for Better Living". UMO's aim is to bring Innovation & Design at root level.
We regularly organize events to raise awareness and discuss various issues that relate to the User experience Design, HCI, Usability, Interaction Design, Innovation and Sustainability.