Choose from our collection of Collage events

Design
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Food Music Sustainability
Design for everyone. Everywhere.
Sun, Sep 30 – Fri, Oct 5
Across the city
During the Design Week, the design community from Bengaluru will host multiple mini-events across the city that capture the diversity of design disciplines, professional practices, creative experiences and interests. This unique concept of a Design Collage ensures there is something for every design enthusiast in every corner of the city.

 

 

Fun with Packaging Design

Sep 30 (10.30am – 1.30pm)

Venue : Social Offline

Our work often involves creating an affinity for nature through the use of everyday consumables. The goal of this workshop is to create 1 packaging design (coffee bag) using animals and foliage as illustrative elements. The participant will be asked to list desirable traits in their partner, and an animal avatar will be assigned to represent those traits. Such as “talkative” might be a parrot. Labelling and keyline guidance will be given. Users will learn about all the elements that go into a complete packaging design.

Pallavi Nopany – director of Pack of 2, is a multidisciplinary artist who has 40 + projects in brand and packaging design. With a focus on print based projects, her work is meticulous, with keen attention to detail and fabrication.

The Narrative Project

Sep 17-Sep 26

Venue : Wari Watai

The idea of the narrative project is to explore a participatory format of creating a multi-dimensional narrative experience using varied mediums of expression by diverse creative individuals within a defined context. Artists with varied backgrounds come together to interpret a given story through chosen creative mediums. The final creatives will culminate in an installation and a book to be displayed during BDW 2018.

Upto 20 participants

Kings & Battle | It’s Your Move

Sep 30 (3pm-6pm)

Venue : Kavade Attic

Come and play the games of Kings & Queens | Games from the tombs | World’s oldest games. Ancient games have the magic potion of bringing generations together. The very fact that the games have several narratives varying from individual to individual as well as from country to country, allow for interesting conversations between people of varying ages, regions & cultures. Children who have very little or no exposure to board games due to the digital invasion will have as much fun as adults who can go on a nostalgia high, relive their childhood as well as learn some ‘unknown’ ancient games. Recreate those joys, try the alternative, unplug, rediscover ways of coming together and staying together.

Upto 50 participants

Geist Brewery Tour: The Design Edition

Oct 1 (11am – 12:30pm)

Venue : Geist Beer Factory

Take a tour of the Geist brewery, understand how fresh craft beer is made in Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) facility deliberately designed to promote efficiency and sustainability and learn more about the brand’s visual identity.

Narayan Manepally is the CEO of Beerworks Restaurants & Microbrewery, the company behind Geist. He developed a passion for brewing in the US, where he worked with the Intel Corporation for 14 years. After returning to India in 2003, he took over the family business in auto components, while pursuing his passion in craft beer in parallel. In 2006, he became a ‘beer-prenuer’ when he co-founded Beerworks Restaurants & Microbrewery Pvt. Ltd. with Paul Chowdhury.

Upto 15 participants only

Data Demands Design

Oct 3 (10 am – 6pm)

Venue : Fields of View

Fields of View has conducted studies on urban poverty and urban mobility in Bangalore to understand the different purpose of travel and the use of different modes of transport. This workshop intends to get designers, artists and data practitioners who are interested in working with visualisations and analysis to have a dialogue around data representation in the social context. Participants of this workshop will grapple with some of the following questions:- What are the ways in which data can be transformed to communicate with people of different literacies and who may not own a smartphone?- Can data be communicated in a purely visual form? Participants will be given a walk-through of Fields of View’s unique methodology in a step by step process to map out the problem space, understand our dataset and target audience.

Upto 20 participants

Packaging + Sustainablility

Oct 3 (2pm-4pm)

Venue : Peenya Industrial Area

Schmancy.in is a tech-enabled packaging solutions company, which uses a brand persona to customise designs. We use eco-friendly material to build our products – be it boxes, bags, or even cutlery. Catering to bakers, chefs and creative minds, our products have been used largely to store confectionery, jewellery, apparel, stationery and so much more! We also use a food-safe material to ensure that the confectionary and other food items are safe and stay fresh. Schmancy understands that good packaging design needs a lot of creativity and a perfect amalgamation of aesthetics and functionality. Schmancy has been an expert in packaging, having their in-house manufacturing unit to ensure there is a streamlined flow of quality checks and design customisation. When you choose Schmancy, you get a partner whom you can depend on. You get our rich selection of intelligently designed customisable boxes made from the finest and most eco-conscious materials. Our wide range of products includes packaging of eco-friendly take-away food boxes, confectionery boxes, apparel bags, eco-conscious cutlery and more!

Upto 25 participants

Designing for AI

Oct 4 (5:30pm – 8:30pm)

Venue : NUMA Bangalore

AI holds a lot of potential for the design world. But what potential does design practice hold for the era of AI? Human centred design has the power to make human-machine interaction not only pleasant but impact how people feel, think and learn about the new equation of interaction. Join us for a lively discussion about the give & take between design and AI. We’ll host a panel with an exciting mix of designers, data scientists, behavioural scientists and thought leaders followed by an evening of networking. Also on the line-up is a showcase of best practices in design for AI.

Reimagining UX for Big Data: A Design Thinking Workshop

Oct 5 (2pm-6pm)

Venue : Qubole

Join us for a fun and interactive hands-on session to reimagine and design the next-gen big data solution! Work collaboratively with fellow creative professionals to innovate with real-life problems.

Agenda: Introduction to Design Thinking, How to use design thinking to innovate in big data spaceGroup.

Activity: Work together in groups of 4-5 to come up with your big data solution. The final presentation, Snacks and Networking.

Facilitator: Ankita Gautam, Design Thinking Coach. Ankita specializes in User Experience Design and Design Thinking at Qubole. She has previously worked with firms like SAP Labs and Symantec and has a rich background in designing effective and engaging Enterprise Applications across Business Intelligence, Analytics and Information Management. She has been involved in the field of design for around a decade and is an alumnus of Department of Design, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.

Upto 40 participants 

Creating User Personas

Oct 4 (5pm-8pm)

Venue : Redd Experience Design

Facilitators :Kathrina Salam or “Kat” as she prefers to be called, is a graduate of Srishti School of Art & Design. She is an avid tennis player and deeply interested in illustration and painting. Like many other great designers, she came to UX design out of interest and learnt everything on the job before joining Redd. In a world that’s filled with machined interfaces and laser-cut icons, she brings organic sensibilities into building interfaces and commands a style all her own. She has a calm demeanour and a sharp intellect that she wields like a warrior. Shana Singh: Shana is an India-born US citizen who studied at Carnegie Mellon University and then went on to co-found FlagTag App which won the 25k Accelerator Award and was housed in CMU Alpha Lab. She sold her first start-up to an investor in Silicon Valley before graduating from the University. She fell in love with Design and quit her job in Pennsylvania and moved to India with her family to learn design. She now works with Redd as a UX designer with specific brilliance in presenting an idea by focusing first on the core of the idea in the most visually appealing way.

Upto 25 participants

Building a Community Driven Brand

Oct 5 (5pm-7pm)

Venue : 91springboard, Indiranagar

Creator Conversations is an offline interactive showcase of some of the most innovative projects by a diverse mix of creators. It’s an opportunity to get an in-depth view of the process behind thought-provoking projects and join in the conversation at this free and open-to-all event. This edition, we’re going to hear from 3 prolific visual designers as they take us behind the scenes to some of their most successful projects. We’re going to hear about how they used Design and creative thinking to find solutions to their client’s business problems. And how they find the balance between the client’s expectation and their own effort.

50 participants

Designing learning experiences

Oct 2 (10:30 am – 12:30 pm)

Venue : Church Street Social

Ekya is a chain of progressive K-12 schools that are committed to technology led, immersive and standards-based education. We enable students to unleash their inherent talents, strengths and potential to be individuals who will make a difference, who will question, find solutions, make a change and take their learnings beyond the classroom.

In this talk, we would like to share our experience as educators, including the challenges and opportunities in designing learning experiences. We strongly believe that these experiences fuel the inherent creativity of young minds and nurture future problem solvers, makers, and innovators that our country so dearly needs.

70 participants

ColourWays – Student Masterclass

29 Sep (9 am – 12 pm)

Venue : Spread Design Barn

Colour, Material and Finish (CMF) are integral sensorial elements of design. Its perception and communication are vital to our experience and interaction with the world around us. The importance of design in business is well known, but the power of colour and tactility is sometimes overlooked which is an essential part of many industry applications – be it in art, architecture, graphics, advertising, visual merchandising, packaging, fashion, branding, cosmetics, textiles and many others. Join us on 29 September to experience how emotional translations in design practices can give new insights on enhancing visual design strategies. Participants from all design fields are welcome. The Colour Workshop invites you to join our curated hands-on colour master class, to arrive at colour conclusions tackling commonly faced design translation challenges.

40 participants

ColourWays – Professional Masterclass

5 Oct (10 am – 4 pm)

Venue : RMZ Coworks

Colour, Material and Finish (CMF) are integral sensorial elements of design. Its perception and communication are vital to our experience and interaction with the world around us. The importance of design in business is well known, but the power of colour and tactility is sometimes overlooked which is an essential part of many industry applications – be it in art, architecture, graphics, advertising, visual merchandising, packaging, fashion, branding, cosmetics, textiles and many others. Join us on 29 September to experience how emotional translations in design practices can give new insights on enhancing visual design strategies. Participants from all design fields are welcome. The Colour Workshop invites you to join our curated hands-on colour master class, to arrive at colour conclusions tackling commonly faced design translation challenges.

20 participants

Build / Grow : Studio Crawl

30 Sep (4 pm – 7 pm)

2 Oct, 3 Oct, 5 Oct (5 pm – 8 pm)

Venue : Perifery Art Space

Build & Grow by visual artist sareena khemka showcases a multifaceted exploration of sculptural installations based on cities using old heritage structures found in the city of bangalore as well as modern ruins of imagined urban landscape. Some of the works showcased will be work-in-progress while some are fully realised using materials such as fiberglass, resin, scrap metal, cement, found object etc. It includes an ongoing experiment in art and science that involve growing crystallized urban environments as a part of the sculptural pieces as well as a collaborative project of experiments designed by artist Sareena Khemka and scientist Madhura Lohia to create temporal and permanent structures in varies states of decay and preservation using bacteria. All of these works will be a part of the studio crawl where the artist will be there to talk about the work and present visuals. Along with this there is also an extremely quirky surrealist parlour game of art played with the participants that was invented in the mid-1920s by French artists and poets where you get to make a small drawing to take home.

20 participants

Intersection of Design, Art, Architecture and Films

5 Oct (12 pm – 1 pm)

Venue : Nirvana Office Indiranagar

Film is a medium where art design and architecture come together to communicate a thought. This session will take you through how each of these elements adds to a film.

20 participants

Dine X Design Crawl

30 Sep (10 am – 7 pm)

Venue : Indiranagar

As a part of BDW, Home Canvas is curating a mini-event in the format of a ‘design crawl’, where some of the best-designed restaurants/pubs/cafes in the city share stories, of how the right ambience and design elements make dining an unforgettable experience.

CONCEPT:
The participants will spend 30-40 min each in 5-6 select restaurants, to learn and understand what goes into creating delightful dining experiences through design.

ITINERARY:
10am to 1pm: Toast & Tonic + 1Q1
Break from 1pm to 3pm
3pm to 7pm: Sly Granny + Fatty Bao + Burma Burma

– Live talks by restauranteurs/Designers/Architects on topics like Design + Food, Decor, Music, Sustainability, Well-being, and more with insight into creating a unique experience at the restaurant.
– Informative tour of the restaurant
– Q&A session

30 participants

Chocolate Tasting

30 Sep (11 am, 1 pm)

1 Oct to 5 Oct (11 am, 4 pm, 7 pm)

45 minutes each

Venue : Jus Trufs, Jakkur

Jus’Trufs presents this edition of a Chocolate Design workshop for the participants of the BDW. We will start with a ten-minute presentation on:

1. The design sensibilities of the Jus’ Trufs building.
2. Our movement of “Grow Local Buy Local” for cocoa beans.
3. The meaning of Artisanal Chocolate, what it involves, and the decision to remove emulsifiers and preservatives from our products.

Then create your own truffles with our Chocolatiers, creating nature-inspired truffles. All the ingredients required for the session will be provided by us. Take home your artistic creations to show off to their friends and family. We suggest wearing comfortable shoes and carry a hair clip to tie your hair.

20 participants per session

A day dedicated to Design, Lighting and Rapid Prototyping

30 Sep (10 am – 4 pm)

Venue : Workbench Projects

Facilitator: Samvit Blass

You will be encouraged to think out of the box, make mistakes while you create and explore the possibilities of rapid manufacturing. Using wood and lasers, you will navigate the processes of designing, testing and manufacturing a finished product. The result? Go home with your very own, custom crafted, cutting-edge designed lamp. Better still, go home with skills that harness your imagination to produce a tactile product that will inspire you to be a better designer!

20 participants

The Curious Crow Series: WTF is Sustainable Design

3 Oct (6 pm – 7:30 pm)

Venue : The Purple Turtles

Facilitator: Jenny Pinto

WTF is Sustainable Design  !

(or Why Thinking Fresh about sustainability, is key to successful design practices of the future)

In a consumerist world increasingly feeling the impact of climate and environmental change, words like sustainable, eco friendly and such, seem more and more like jargon. What exactly is sustainable design?  Do we need to stop being led by sustainability concepts in developed countries and look at what sustainability means in the Indian context?This panel discussion is the first in Oorjaa’s  The Curious Crow series that will invite experienced designers and academics to the table to unravel the jargon and discuss Why Thinking Fresh on sustainability is key to the challenges we face in our design practices today.

Moderated by Jenny Pinto, the other panelists are:

ARCHANA SHAH

A graduate of NID, Ahmedabad, Archana founded Bandhej in 1985. Her clothing label continues to be influenced by traditional textiles and skills and over the years she has  built not just a reputed brand but built a relationship with weavers and artisans that she says has mutually enriched their lives. She documented this journey in a book, SHIFTING SANDS: Kutch; a land in transition. Her engagement with sustainability encompasses people and traditional skills that she believes is an important aspect of sustainability.

JAIGOPAL RAO

Principal Designer  and Partner of ‘Inspiration’.

Deeply Influenced by the works and personal interactions with architect Laurie Baker during his under-grad days, Jaigopal, an architect by training, chose the less traveled path of trying to evolve through actual field experience, an architecture and aesthetics based on the realities of India and make it the focus of Inspiration’s practice. He has held several positions in the Kerala government’s Urban planning dept, spoken at several international fora and won several national and international awards for his work on sustainable architecture.

PRASHANT DHAWAN

Prashant is the is the co-founder of Biomimicry India Lab and Studio as well as the Biomimicry India Network. A regular name on the lecture circuit, he has been actively involved in spreading the knowledge of Biomimicry in India.  Here, he will demystify biomimicry for us and share his views about whether the natural world has vital clues and concepts that will help us adapt to change and sustain ourselves.

20 participants

Contemporary Design using Traditional Handcraft

3 Oct (10 am – 12 pm)

Venue : Tharangini Studio, Sadashivnagar

Facilitator: Padmini Govind

Specializing in Fair Trade, Eco-friendly and Sustainable block printing since 1977, Tharangini is the oldest heritage studio in Bangalore. In sustaining block printing we work with contemporary brands like Anthropologie, Indigo Wills, Passion Lily and more in the US, UK and Australia. The workshop will focus on techniques and ideas in reinterpreting a traditional craft for a global design platform. Our vast design library of more than 3000+ wood blocks has a wide variety to choose from! We will also discuss our inclusive projects in the City with specially-abled artisans at Autism centres. Participants will each print and take a tote bag that was designed by these centres.

15 participants

The World of WordPress

1 Oct (5 pm – 5:30 pm)

3 Oct (3 pm – 4:30 pm)

5 Oct (3 pm – 4:30 pm)

Venue :
1 Oct – The Courtyard
3 Oct – Koramangala Social
5 Oct – 91springboard

Facilitator : Sandeep Kelvadi

A workshop that will show how designers can balance form and function when creating website designs, particularly with WordPress. The workshop will also showcase some WordPress tools that can help designers build websites themselves.

20 participants

Urban Farming

2 Oct (11 am – 12:30 pm)

Venue : Lahe Lahe

Facilitator : Sangeeta Bojappa

Aims at Urban Farming Techniques, Concepts Structure, Nutrition, Designs, Training, Feasibility, Commercials and forth.

30 participants

Creator Conversations Edition 10

5 Oct (5 pm – 7 pm)

Venue : Social Offline

Facilitator : Diksha Kataria / Avirup

Creator Conversations is an offline interactive showcase of some of the most innovative projects by a diverse mix of creators. It’s an opportunity to get an in-depth view of the process behind thought-provoking projects and join in the conversation at this free and open-to-all event. This edition, we’re going to hear from 3 prolific visual designers as they take us behind the scenes to some of their most successful projects. We’re going to hear about how they used design and creative thinking to find solutions to their client’s business problems, and how they find the balance between the client’s expectation and their own effort.

50 participants

Design is not Subjective

1 Oct (3 pm – 4:30 pm)

Venue: Church Street Social

Facilitator : Amit Mirchandani

“I like it. I don’t like it.” Designers hear these things all the time. And you might think that that’s perfectly fine. Well, actually it isn’t! What this means is that your process is leading you down a path of subjectivity and not objectivity. The way we see it, Design is a language, with an immense and very articulate vocabulary. If you are not speaking it correctly it means your clients and you can be going around in circles. Learn how to build a process that clearly defines objectives and that ultimately communicates exactly what your client’s brand should.

Hero’s UX Workshop

29 Sep, 30 Sep (10:30 am – 1 pm)

Venue : Spread Design Barn

Facilitator : Manya Cherabuddi

Ever wondered how games take a user beyond functions? How they enable users to craft an experience and fall in love? How they get people hooked? Learn how to drive behaviour and design experiences that become a habit. Apply game principles to engage users and keep them coming back for more.

Explore best practices in this hands-on workshop and get access to tools and methods that you can use to design a rewarding experience and make a meaningful difference to your product or service.

This hands-on workshop is the most loved session from multiple design conferences in India and Sri Lanka!

50 participants

Sound & Music Branding

4 Oct (11 am – 3:30 pm)

Venue : Social Offline

Facilitator : Ram Prashant

Sound & Music branding workshop on creating music for Radio, digital mediums like YouTube ads, TV Commercials & creating signature tunes for companies and what do these companies look at while hiring professionals.

25 participants

Pensaar Design Studio Visit

5 Oct (3:30 pm – 5 pm)

Venue : Pensaar Design Office

Facilitator : Alisha Raghavan

It is a studio visit to Pensaar Design office. Our doors are open for all the inquisitive design lovers who are keen on getting to know more about our Design Thinking Agency.

25 participants

Creating Brand Personalities

2 Oct (9:30 am – 5 pm)

Venue : Idiom Design Office

Facilitator : Runjhun Pacholi

An interactive workshop with a mix of gyaan and fun!

Every brand has a distinct personality that consumers identify with. This aspect of the brand is central to forming, sustaining and growing its relationship with its consumers. Learn how brands use archetypes to differentiate themselves from their competition. Equip yourself to leverage archetypes to create a differentiating personality, and hence, positioning for your own brand!

WHAT YOU’LL DO
A deep exploration of the 12 brand archetypes – get to know them, how to spot them and how they come together to form ‘Brand Personalities’. An interactive session with a good mix of gyaan and fun, at Idiom Design & Consulting.

WHO IS IT FOR
A workshop ideal for aspiring entrepreneurs, marketing and advertising professionals, students of the discipline, and anyone whose role involves making strategic, brand-led choices. We have very limited seats.

You’ll never see brands the same way again!

30 participants

Just Another Tool

2 Oct (4 pm – 5 pm)

Venue : Lahe Lahe

Facilitator : Sarita Sundar

Just Another Tool? Holding onto the authentic with the digital in heritage spaces.

We have entered a post-digital world where the digital has become normative, pervasive and everyday. The talk looks at how contemporary heritage spaces use creative blends and augmentation of the digital with the physical in their self-articulation policies. The talk questions: How do the now ubiquitous digital behaviours and skills inform interpretation and communication strategies? Can the digital address the seeming binaries between tangible and intangible culture, the static and the ephemeral, the authentic and the imagined in order to broaden opportunity and access? Sarita will present curation and design practices for archival and museum exhibitions as well as learnings from an arts research and documentation grant on folk performances received from the India Foundation for the Arts. A version of this talk was presented at a seminar, Updating Memory: Cultural Heritage and the Digital Turn in India in January 2018 at Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology.

40 participants

Design as an Enabler in the Social Sector

1 Oct (5 pm – 7 pm)

Venue : Quest Alliance

Facilitator : Ragini Lall

Join us for an evening of sharing & reflection on the journey of Quest Alliance, a not-for-profit organization in integrating Design Thinking into different aspects of its work – be it with program or product development, employee engagement, talent development & organizational building. This will be done by bringing in different voices to present multiple perspectives on opportunities & challenges that the integration throws up.

Quest Alliance works with learners and facilitators to build 21st-century skills and enable self-learning. Our work is fuelled by research, strengthened by partnerships and driven by innovation and technology.

25 participants

MAGARI – Design Challenge

2 Oct (11 am – 7:30 pm)

Venue : Magari

Facilitator : Oopali Bidappa

Anyone who is interested in design is invited to style a space in the store. We will select certain areas in the store or certain items around which the participants will have to design the space using furniture and accessories available in the store. Each participant will be given 1 hour to style their space and the top 5 designs will be kept as is in the store and the creators of the top design will get a 50% discount when they shop at the store (T&C apply). We will have 3 sessions happening simultaneously and 6 sessions over the course of the day. Contestants will participate in pairs.

36 participants

Studio Crawl

3 Oct, 5 Oct (11 am – 1 pm)

Venue : Design Core India

Facilitator : R Srinivasa Rao

Museum Design: From an idea to an experience

Visit us to appreciate the numerous disciplines and factors that influence museum design through two case studies. First, understand the ideation, conceptualization, prototyping, revisions, and execution of the Kempegowda Museum. Second, witness designers work on the upcoming Sangolli Rayanna Museum. Participants would leave with a better sense of on-the-ground challenges that designers tackle to retain the authenticity of their designs, and hence, tell a genuine story.

12 participants per session

Who’s design is it anyways!

1 Oct (2 pm – 6 pm)

Venue : East Lifestyle

Facilitator : Baashobe

The workshop attempts to create a new product narrative of everyday objects by enacting scenarios where the user and the product interact. The audience is engaged by providing their own observations or experiences with the product in question. These observations are incorporated as a part of the act, bringing to the fore quirks, patterns of behavior and dependencies that we develop around our world of products. The effort is to gather discerning insights, especially the ones we overlook, and use the same to re-look, re-define and design products that are more about “Us” than following the pattern of buying a product and working around them to get accustomed.

20 participants

Life Learning in Technicolour

5 Oct (4 pm – 6.30 pm)

Venue : LXL Ideas

Facilitator : Syed Sultan Ahmed

Introducing the audience to learning and creating a meaningful impact through films.

40 participants

Designing LIVE Sensorial Experiences

2 Oct (2:30 pm – 5 pm)

Venue: The Bohemian House

Facilitator : Aruna Ganesh Ram

Designing LIVE Sensorial experiences is a way to understand what one must bear in mind while designing multi-sensorial experiences. Starting with thinking about environment, the participants will craft an audience journey that is inter-disciplinary and experiential.

15 participants

Pottery Workshop

2 Oct (11 am – 12:30 pm)

Venue: Lahe Lahe

Facilitator : Maya Babu

The participant will be introduced to all the hand building techniques in pottery. Each participant will make a pot using the hand building technique, also have a demonstration on the wheel. We will be talking about the types of clay, maturity and characteristics of each clay and the complete process in pottery upto glazing the pots, a short tour of the studio and the process from making the pot, firing temperatures and glazes.

12 participants

Brushlettering (Workshop for Beginners)

30 Sep (4 pm – 6 pm)

Venue: Lahe Lahe

Facilitator : Priya Choudhary

The participants will be introduced to the basic calligraphy tools and techniques, after which, we will dive deeper into the art of brush lettering. A brush lettering kit comprising of a workbook and stationery will be provided to them which they can take back home.

20 participants

Design + Play in the early years

3 Oct (7 pm)

Venue: The Courtyard

Toddlers are the original inventors. They experience something about the world for the first time, every day. It is with the greatest responsibility and thought that we must design their spaces, toys, books, materials and pre-school curriculum, in order for them to have an unbiased, safe and challenging learning journey. The Panel will be moderated by a Co-founder of Papagoya Kindergarten.”

80 participants

Data Strategies to Assess Design in Digital Marketing

30 Sep (10:30 am – 11:30 am)

Venue: Koramangala Social

Facilitator : Raman Kumar

Learn different data strategies for assessing the effectiveness of your designs in digital marketing programmes.

30 participants

Designing for AI

Oct 4 (5:30pm – 8:30pm)

Venue : NUMA Bangalore

AI holds a lot of potential for the design world. But what potential does design practice hold for the era of AI? Human centred design has the power to make human-machine interaction not only pleasant but impact how people feel, think and learn about the new equation of interaction. Join us for a lively discussion about the give & take between design and AI. We’ll host a panel with an exciting mix of designers, data scientists, behavioural scientists and thought leaders followed by an evening of networking. Also on the line-up is a showcase of best practices in design for AI.

Reimagining UX for Big Data: A Design Thinking Workshop

Oct 5 (2pm-6pm)

Venue : Qubole

Join us for a fun and interactive hands-on session to reimagine and design the next-gen big data solution! Work collaboratively with fellow creative professionals to innovate with real-life problems.

Agenda: Introduction to Design Thinking, How to use design thinking to innovate in big data spaceGroup.

Activity: Work together in groups of 4-5 to come up with your big data solution. The final presentation, Snacks and Networking.

Facilitator: Ankita Gautam, Design Thinking Coach. Ankita specializes in User Experience Design and Design Thinking at Qubole. She has previously worked with firms like SAP Labs and Symantec and has a rich background in designing effective and engaging Enterprise Applications across Business Intelligence, Analytics and Information Management. She has been involved in the field of design for around a decade and is an alumnus of Department of Design, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.

Upto 40 participants 

Creating User Personas

Oct 4 (5pm-8pm)

Venue : Redd Experience Design

Facilitators :Kathrina Salam or “Kat” as she prefers to be called, is a graduate of Srishti School of Art & Design. She is an avid tennis player and deeply interested in illustration and painting. Like many other great designers, she came to UX design out of interest and learnt everything on the job before joining Redd. In a world that’s filled with machined interfaces and laser-cut icons, she brings organic sensibilities into building interfaces and commands a style all her own. She has a calm demeanour and a sharp intellect that she wields like a warrior. Shana Singh: Shana is an India-born US citizen who studied at Carnegie Mellon University and then went on to co-found FlagTag App which won the 25k Accelerator Award and was housed in CMU Alpha Lab. She sold her first start-up to an investor in Silicon Valley before graduating from the University. She fell in love with Design and quit her job in Pennsylvania and moved to India with her family to learn design. She now works with Redd as a UX designer with specific brilliance in presenting an idea by focusing first on the core of the idea in the most visually appealing way.

Upto 25 participants

Geist Brewery Tour: The Design Edition

Oct 1 (11am – 12:30pm)

Venue : Geist Beer Factory

Take a tour of the Geist brewery, understand how fresh craft beer is made in Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) facility deliberately designed to promote efficiency and sustainability and learn more about the brand’s visual identity.

Narayan Manepally is the CEO of Beerworks Restaurants & Microbrewery, the company behind Geist. He developed a passion for brewing in the US, where he worked with the Intel Corporation for 14 years. After returning to India in 2003, he took over the family business in auto components, while pursuing his passion in craft beer in parallel. In 2006, he became a ‘beer-prenuer’ when he co-founded Beerworks Restaurants & Microbrewery Pvt. Ltd. with Paul Chowdhury.

Upto 15 participants only

The Narrative Project

Sep 17-Sep 26

Venue : Wari Watai

The idea of the narrative project is to explore a participatory format of creating a multi-dimensional narrative experience using varied mediums of expression by diverse creative individuals within a defined context. Artists with varied backgrounds come together to interpret a given story through chosen creative mediums. The final creatives will culminate in an installation and a book to be displayed during BDW 2018.

Kings & Battle | It’s Your Move

Sep 30 (3pm-6pm)

Venue : Kavade Attic

Come and play the games of Kings & Queens | Games from the tombs | World’s oldest games. Ancient games have the magic potion of bringing generations together. The very fact that the games have several narratives varying from individual to individual as well as from country to country, allow for interesting conversations between people of varying ages, regions & cultures. Children who have very little or no exposure to board games due to the digital invasion will have as much fun as adults who can go on a nostalgia high, relive their childhood as well as learn some ‘unknown’ ancient games. Recreate those joys, try the alternative, unplug, rediscover ways of coming together and staying together.

Upto 50 participants

Packaging + Sustainablility

Oct 3 (2pm-4pm)

Venue : Peenya Industrial Area

Schmancy.in is a tech-enabled packaging solutions company, which uses a brand persona to customise designs. We use eco-friendly material to build our products – be it boxes, bags, or even cutlery. Catering to bakers, chefs and creative minds, our products have been used largely to store confectionery, jewellery, apparel, stationery and so much more! We also use a food-safe material to ensure that the confectionary and other food items are safe and stay fresh. Schmancy understands that good packaging design needs a lot of creativity and a perfect amalgamation of aesthetics and functionality. Schmancy has been an expert in packaging, having their in-house manufacturing unit to ensure there is a streamlined flow of quality checks and design customisation. When you choose Schmancy, you get a partner whom you can depend on. You get our rich selection of intelligently designed customisable boxes made from the finest and most eco-conscious materials. Our wide range of products includes packaging of eco-friendly take-away food boxes, confectionery boxes, apparel bags, eco-conscious cutlery and more!

Upto 25 participants

Data Demands Design

Oct 3 (10 am – 6pm)

Venue : Fields of View

Fields of View has conducted studies on urban poverty and urban mobility in Bangalore to understand the different purpose of travel and the use of different modes of transport. This workshop intends to get designers, artists and data practitioners who are interested in working with visualisations and analysis to have a dialogue around data representation in the social context. Participants of this workshop will grapple with some of the following questions:- What are the ways in which data can be transformed to communicate with people of different literacies and who may not own a smartphone?- Can data be communicated in a purely visual form? Participants will be given a walk-through of Fields of View’s unique methodology in a step by step process to map out the problem space, understand our dataset and target audience.

Upto 20 participants

These are some of the themes you can choose from but don’t be constrained with these. Get in touch with us if you have something else in mind too.

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Design + Food

What does it take to design a restaurant or a food service? Do you have smart solutions for dealing with leftover food? Is your company into designing food hygiene equipment & solutions? Are you in the business of sustainable food packaging? What do you think is the future of food?

Design + Music

What does it take to design a memorable jingle for a brand? How are electronic sound effects designed? Is there a science behind calming sound baths and healing practices through music? Are you into audio production, music promotion through graphics or instrument design?

Design + Sustainability

How does a design solution focus on ethics as well as aesthetics? Does your business promote sustainable design such as use of low-impact materials, up-cycling, energy efficiency and more? Do you advocate design principles of social, economic and ecological sustainability?

Design + Well-being

How can we use design to improve the quality of life of consumers? Do you adopt value sensitive design processes that consider your user’s and stakeholder’s well-being? Does your strength lie in designing emotional, holistic and positive experiences?

Design + Education

How can good design challenge the current education system? What does it take to design interactive learning experiences? Do you have thoughts on ideal classroom architecture? Do you value the role of design while transforming the education sector in India?

Design + Data

What makes a tedious financial report transform into a powerful piece of communication? Are you passionate about information or instructional design? Does your strength lie in data insights and creative visualization? Be it mobile or web-based, interactive or static visualizations.

Design + History

Which object’s design has stood the test of time? Are you well-versed in various design movements that have shaped societies? How about telling a compelling story of how typography, colour perception or printing techniques have evolved through history?

Design + Accessibility

What does Inclusive design mean? Does your business make products, services, technology or spaces accessible to people with temporary or permanent disabilities? Can design be used to foster diversity? How can design thinking support the livelihood of generations of people with disabilities?

Design + Governance

What does it take to design a successful election campaign? Do you incorporate design into public services and systems? Are you passionate about designing sustainable and effective models for garbage disposal, policy making, infrastructure, law and order, transportation etc.?