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4, 5 & 6 October 2018, ITC Gardenia, Bangalore
uxindia@usabilitymatters.org | +91-8096204373 | 7995868248

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With a vision to build and sustain the implementation of design thinking for a better living, UXINDIA / UMO was launched around the turn of this millennium when the mainstream design was in its nascency. Today it has emerged into one of the biggest design communities of India with a growing world wide network. UXINDIA at its core is a confluence of thought leadership in design from the industry, the institution, and the individual to ignite, inspire, and delight communities through design-driven social change.

A not-for profit venture, UXINDIA is built by, built for, and sustained by its growing community of designers, enthusiasts, influencers from business, education, and governance. Our goal is to continue to work towards growing our community by evangelizing design and there by lead evolution in industry, academia, and governance with design at the center.

Our Program Aims To

  • Recognize, facilitate, and bench mark design in India
  • Take design education to the grass root level and shape great design talent in India.
  • Offer great conferences/workshops/training to our community by bringing in specialist national and international speakers and latest, emerging UX trends.
  • Encourage Women in Design in India.
  • Bridge the gap between the academia and industry.
  • Help govt. in innovative policy making and guide NGOs in driving social impact by design
  • Supporting ‘Make In India’ by helping Startups and Startup eco system with design

UX INDIA remains as a not for profit platform and never becomes a Private Limited company.

Built on the principles of integrity, honesty, and drive UXINDIA is today synonymous with UX community in India. We never misuse the brand UXINDIA for conducting commercial activities. We always stand neutral and work with all related communities and organizations in realizing our goal of shaping India into a design centric nation.

Let’s identify and isolate the imitators trying to take advantage of UXINDIA brand. 
So many well wishers informed us that some duplicates i.e., imitators are misusing our brand and leveraging it to gain commercial mileage. As a community, we all should be aware of this and spread the word. This will go a long way in preserving our identity, and in helping us forge ahead with a resolute focus on our vision for a bigger cause.

Bapu Kaladhar

Founder & Chair
UXINDIA – UsabilityMatters.Org



UsabilityMatters.Org, UMO is a non-profit organization working towards design awareness and exchange of design sensibilities through interaction between designers and design sensitive consumers for over a decade. It is a forum dedicated to discussing, improving and promoting the work of design community in India.

UMO strives to provoke thinking among our peers, to extend the limits of the accepted boundaries for creating a better environment through UXIndia conference.


UXINDIA is a confluence of thought leadership in design from the industry, the institution and the individual to ignite, inspire and delight communities through design-driven social change. It is a platform to build and sustain the implementation of design thinking for better living by bringing the three essential pillars together. Educational institutions, industries and international alliances need to work together to drive innovation and business by design.

User experience design is an approach to the design of products and services with a strong focus on the experience and impact it creates for the people who use them.


Being human by Design

As the boundaries between humans and machines blur with the emergent tech, we are up for an exciting ride where the technology when designed responsibly could work beautifully. As demonstrated at recent Google I/O, assistive tech can seamlessly blend into our lives and offer great human experiences. On the flip side in a different example, Youtube autoplaying the next video within seconds backed by deep learning is eating into our sleep. This race for capturing the attention isn’t best for our well being. Going beyond UX/UI, the role of design becomes paramount than ever in designing experiences for humans that reflect sense of responsibility and that instills trust and confidence in the emerging tech. Even if the boundaries are blurring, should there be a line drawn to differentiate machines with humans? What does it take to design experiences that bring the very essence of human to our interactions with tech?

Raising the game

For mid to senior folks interested in raising their game through strategic design for higher influence and deeper impact. Calling design managers, gurus, business, and tech leaders to bring inspiring stories, case studies, and customer cases that inspire our audience with what it takes to elevate design. We are looking for projects that highlight systems thinking, business design, ecosystem thinking, customer experience, social impact, inclusive design, etc.

Experiences for Emergent Tech

For people interested in expanding their UX domain expertise to new, rich, immersive, and intelligent experiences. Calling submissions from the crusaders of design and technology to showcase experimental, innovative projects in the emerging tech areas driven by design. Projects that explore sensorial, immersive, augmented experiences and more based on emergent tech like AI, AR/VR, ML, IOT, etc

Design Craft with UI Focus

For entry to mid level folks passionate about the craft of UI i.e., UI designers, Visual designers, and UI developers pushing UX from being effective to delightful and to magical. This track would help learn the latest trends in UI design, prototyping, and quick coding. Calling submissions from experts in the field to showcase their UI projects, case studies, demos, UI design systems across form factors ranging from web, mobile to emergent tech.

Design Practice & Process

This general track is aimed at projects and case studies highlighting the impact of design process, practice, and tools on business outcomes and in driving design culture org. wide. What would these established processes like design thinking and design doing mean when dealing with emergent technologies? Would they work or do we need new methods, processes, and tools in leading transformation by design?

The Programs

UXINDIA 2018 brings you a rich mix of speaker talks, workshops, and panels sessions involving inspirational speakers and thought leaders involved in leading transformation by design. This year’s conference is designed to bring more awareness about digital transformation and the role of design and how it can transform UX with emerging technologies, how it can transform businesses and the transformation in skills that need to happen to better prepare us for the future.

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Design X Awards

Celebrating design in India

UXINDIA 2018 is proud to announce our prestigious, premier Design X Awards in our endeavor to celebrate and elevate design in India. In order to sustain the quality, and standards of what we create and produce as a community, we need to recognize and reward the best design work. Design X Awards will showcase and honor best design work from Design Agencies, Enterprises, Startups, and Students from academia at the conference.

UX Fair (UX Talent Fair + Design Agency Fair)

Best of  ux talent and ux teams

Building on the great success of UX Talent Fair over the past years, UXINDIA 2018 completes the loop by bringing in top design agencies. Our audience will have great UX Fair experience where in hiring folks can connect with great talent and talent can connect with agencies over a networking dinner.

Industry + Academia Fusion – Panel Discussion

Powering design education and practice

IA Fusion’s aim is to create an ecosystem, where opportunities from the industry meet talent from the institutes through a sustained dialog which will help in cross learning. This year focus will be on the much-needed transformation of design skills that will help academia align with the digital transformation in the industry.

Design Startup – Panel Discussion

Driving start-ups and new businesses by design

This hugely successful panel session brings experts from design, startup world, business, education, and governance together. The panel deliberates on how to nurture design thinking at all levels in order to enable new start-ups and businesses in solving solve new, relevant, and challenging problems of tomorrow and make ‘Design in India’ real.

UX Ladder – Un Conference

Elevating design careers

‘UXLadder’, a one of a kind un-conferences launched to a great response at last year’s conference. The intent is to learn from expert speakers and audience interested in sharing their insights to elevate design careers of our community. With a series of audience driven discussions, where experts/mentors from the industry answer audience questions this un-conference lights up the conference.

Emerging Technologies & UX – Panel Discussion

Envisioning rich experiences of tomorrow

Industry leaders and professionals will discuss and provide insights in preparing for the future. The panel session will discuss how emergent tech would shape tomorrow’s experiences and businesses. What does it mean for our design community in terms of opportunities, threats, and skills required to ready up for future?

UX in India – Panel Discussion

Readying up for tomorrow

Digital transformation is influencing UX industry amongst other things in a big way. This panel will focus on how UX in India is evolving and how could an aspirant, or an experienced UX/UI designer succeed in their careers. What kind of UX/UI skills transformation do they need to undergo in order to conquer challenges of tomorrow?

Women In Design

Celebrating success, and inspiration

With Women in Design UXIndia and its community has been drawing inspiration from the work of women designers, design leaders, the successful and the accomplished. This panel session features inspirational and successful women leading design from various streams like UX, design, architecture, art, social impact, business, and innovation.

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The team UXINDIA 2018

Content Strategy

Shyam Sunder Duriseti
Co-founder, UXINDIA, Co-Chair,  Content Strategy

Srujan Sagar
UX/UI Designer, Egnify Technologies Pvt Ltd

Swathi Kirthyvasan
UX Strategist | Content Writer, Index Studio Pvt Ltd.

Design X Awards

Ranjeeth Tayi
Co-Chair, Design X Awards

Ravi Yedida


Jabeen Shaistha
Co-Chair, UXINDIA, Communications

Tunuguntla Tejaswi
Customer Communication, UXINDIA


Ramalakshmi P
Co-Chair, UXINDIA, Logistics


KVK Kaladhar
Co-Chair, UXINDIA, Branding

Prasanna Kumar
UX Designer, Trelleborg

Megha  Rao
Student at NICC, Bangalore

Vibha  Chetan
Student at PES University

Gowthami  Yeluri
Senior Graphic Designer, News18 Network


Samrat Sankhya
Co-Chair, UXINDIA, Web Application

Praveen Kumar Bandi
Senior PHP Web Developer

Nagavalli G
Web Designer, UXINDIA

Sri Kiran Mulasa
Senior UI Developer, TCS, Banglore

Himaja Challa
Student at GNIT, Hyderabad

UX Talent Fair

Co-Chair, UXINDIA, UX Talent Fair

Rohan Sridhar
Undergrad Design Student, PES University

Academic Partnerships

Rakesh NS
Co-Chair, Academic Partnerships

Rakesh Kumar Sahu
Master of Design Student, IIITechnology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur

Coordinator, IIT, Hyderabad

Conference Experience

Lakshman Bandlamudi
Co-Chair, Conference Experience, Creative Director, News18 Network

Dharshan Raju
Student at MVIT




Venkat Kishore T
UI Designer, CSSI


Subash Dharel
UI/UX Designer, Toptal.com

Sagar Kathrani
Student at MIT Institute of Design, Pune

Lopamudra Choudhury
User Experience Designer, Medlife.com 

Lakshmi Pravallika
HR, Infovity India Pvt  Ltd

Viba Mohan

Viba Mohan
Student at PES University

Aastha Saxena

Aastha Saxena
UX Designer, SAP Labs, India