Inaugural Session - The Business of Design
4pm: Keynote Address by Dr Indu Shahani
Pradyumna Vyas will give an overview of the rapid growth of the design industry in India and spotlight the emerging opportunities for young designers.
Geeta Suthar will discuss design values that drive innovation, the future of technologies, megatrends, its impact and promise to serve new business domains.
Inclusivity & Social Innovation
Neelam Chibber will share her initiatives in inclusive entrepreneurship and the power of networks in achieving global goals of empowerment through design led interventions.
Sonam Tashi Gyaltsen will share insights on emerging pathways of collaboration, incubation and acceleration to build resilient creative mountain economies.
Design Perspectives for a Better World
Surya Vanka will share how the Design Swarms platform aligns collective creativity and design thinking to address challenges of the future.
Adam Kallish will share his provocative arguments and reflections on navigating the chaos of unintended consequences and the future of human condition.
Future of Design Education & Practice
Don Norman will share his unique perspectives on the nuances of human behaviour and its impact on new frontiers of learning and the future of design education.
Karel Vredenburg will share his depth of wisdom on perspectives that drive innovation to create human-centred solutions using deep end technologies and design acumen.
The sessions in broad brushstrokes would cover multi-culturalism in the sense of design values that drive innovation and the creative economy. We would discuss the future of technologies, megatrends and its impact and promise to serve new business domains and the ever widening design horizon. All of this in the context of unraveling the possibilities in creating education processes for tomorrow to discuss learning, knowledge-systems, students’ interests and the professions of the future.