Feels nice to be back , I know a lot of people here, but just for the people who do not know me, I worked here as my first and only full time job, in 2005 to 2007. After I left, I realized that I worked for a good 1 year, 11 months and 1 day. Never knew why but I always found that interesting.
As probably you already know by now, I run two start-ups. One is Deskala, which is a design startup, and the other is HappyHorizonStudios which is the photography startup. So yes I am living the hard life of the startup, but it’s a lot of fun and satisfaction more than anything else. So there’s marketing, accounts, and being the chai-wala, to the office boy to the clear to everything.
Phew.. A good 2 years and 3 months since I left here and I think that I have totally changed my view on design. In this presentation today I am not going to discuss anything usability and interface design, as I believe we are all already good at this. What I am however going to talk about and share is some stories from the
In this presentation today I am not going to discuss anything technical. I hope to make it very casual, enjoyable through the photographs. So no user interfaces, no usability, no graphic design, as I understand that the reason why we all are here is because we are already good on those things .
Some of you may know that I travel and do a lot of photography too. And that is going to be there at the back of the presentation throughout.
However I am going to touch upon some learning’s in the past few years and how it has helped me understand design from a different perspective altogether.
One would expect that when you have your own startup. That is precisely because they are the things that I was interested in in-theory. So the best way to really understand whether I really liked it was to try it out. I left here and I think that I have
All these realizations made me take more interest in the topic of Design for Social Impact. And that has been the topic of my interest in my travels and research over the past year or two. It has been an inspiration for me to come back from the US and it has been an inspiration to start Deskala.
Inspired by one of this
Well in order to even attempt to do something,
Ideo with Acumen Fund and their Ripple Effect project – provide clean drinking water to people
Frog Design and its association with Project Masiluleke
relying on a better understanding of Humans every year they invite designer
Important to know that yes you can make a difference.
Because if you have that faith in yourself, one will find people who will be willing to join hands with you.
Think out of the box
Be thankful for what you have and finally spread the smiles
Transcript of "Design Turn - Expanding Design Consciousness"
Co-founder Deskala www.deskala.com Founder Happy Horizon Studios www.happyhorizonstudios.com Social Entrepreneur www.pickme-clickme-educateme.org Freelance UX, Photography and Writing Motorola Corporation, Chicago, 2008 Mobile Interaction Design Infosys Technologies Limited, 2005-2007 Interaction Design Usability Visual Design Visiting Faculty IITG, WLC MS, Indiana University, May 2009 HCI Design BDes, IIT Guwahati, May 2005 Communication Design
design t U rn Design Talks / Design for Social Impact / Infosys / May 2010 NLEARNING
<ul><li>Design Unlearning Realizations: </li></ul><ul><li>Design is universal and is evident everywhere. </li></ul><ul><li>I love to travel and interact with people </li></ul><ul><li>There a is some learning from almost everyone. </li></ul><ul><li>I can make people smile through my camera. </li></ul><ul><li>India is really-really beautiful and that the more I travel, the more I love it. </li></ul><ul><li>However, design is not understood properly outside a limited circle within India. </li></ul><ul><li>I am still understood to do Fashion Design in my home-town, even after 9 years. </li></ul><ul><li>User experience is definitely not as easy to be understood as it sounds. </li></ul><ul><li>That is precisely because UX is not limited to just the interfaces. </li></ul><ul><li>Design can play a role in solving some of the world’s problems. </li></ul><ul><li>One needs to experience design day in and day out. </li></ul><ul><li>You have to do what you love. </li></ul>
Design for want Design for need Design Economical Ecological Social Institutional
Design Social Entrepreneurship NGO / Non Profit Tools Theory Process Understanding of people Team Work Grassroots Financial Crunch Self Motivation Handling Resources Business Networking Collaboration
Design Social Entrepreneurship NGO / Non Profit DFSI Tools Theory Process Understanding of people Team Work Grassroots Financial Crunch Self Motivation Handling Resources Business Networking Collaboration
UN Millennium Development goals - To end poverty by 2015 AN INSPIRATION
<ul><li>End Hunger </li></ul><ul><li>Universal Education </li></ul><ul><li>Gender Equality </li></ul><ul><li>Child Health </li></ul><ul><li>Maternal Health </li></ul><ul><li>Combat HIV/AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>Environment Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Global Partnership </li></ul>
<ul><li>End Hunger </li></ul><ul><li>Universal Education </li></ul><ul><li>Gender Equality </li></ul><ul><li>Child Health </li></ul><ul><li>Maternal Health </li></ul><ul><li>Combat HIV/AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>Environment Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Global Partnership </li></ul>Can DESIGN play a role?
What is Design for Social Impact? What one needs to keep in mind?
` Design Social Impact Of Products Services System On Individuals Groups of people The society Which is Immediate Over a period of time Context being Work Places Social Issues Environmental Issues Economic Issues Of Products Interfaces Services Systems Online / Offline By Understanding People Human needs Experience Through Design Research Social Innovations
Leading Design Firms Creating Impact through Design
<ul><li>IDEO HCD toolkit </li></ul><ul><li>TED talks </li></ul><ul><li>Design Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Social Edge Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Ashoka Foundation Blog </li></ul>Resources
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Web Articles on Next Billion Website http://www.nextbillion.net Learning for Social Impact by Mckinsey http://lsi.mckinsey.com Design Thinking blog by Tim Brown: http://designthinking.ideo.com/ IDEO’s HCI toolkit IFMR’s http://www.indiadevelopmentblog.com/ Skoll Foundation’s Social Edge http://www.socialedge.org/ Books: Design for the Real World, Victor Papanek Design for Society, Nigel Whiteley Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires, By Tim Brown The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage, By Roger Martin The Design Way, Erik Stolterman and Harold Nelson