ABOUT DELHI DESIGN FESTIVAL

DELHI DESIGN FESTIVAL

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India will have the world’s top megacities of the century, a consequence of unstoppable urbanisation. The government has chalked out an ambitious plan to develop and build 100 SMART CITIES to ensure a great quality of life to its inhabitants as well as efficient utilitisation of resources and maximising ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY – in addition to ATTRACTING GLOBAL INVESTMENT & QUALITY TALENT, SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, and IMPROVED QUALITY OF LIVING for its CITIZEN.
The mission of Delhi Design Festival (DDF) is to complement this vision with a series of initiatives that showcase HOW DESIGN CAN BE A KEY DRIVER to manifesting and delivering on the smart city concept in the form of envisioning PRODUCTS, SERVICES, SYSTEM, ENVIRONMENT and SPACES – in sum, the URBAN EXPERIENCE
Delhi Design Festival will not only serves as a meeting point between design, civic agencies, governments, NGO's, industry, & citizen but will also serves as a platform to participate and discuss our cities, its culture and making our cities sustainable, accessible, democratic and enhancing the urban experience by engaging with various stakeholders and using design thinking methodologies. This will not only help in enhancing the quality of urban experience for the residents but also help in increasing the tourist flow to these cities. DDF also offers meeting point between the various domains of design and offer a platform for Indian and International design/creative minds and leaders to meet, exchange knowledge, ideas and experience. It also serves as a meeting point between the various domains of design and offer a platform for Indian and International design/creative/innovative minds and leaders to meet, exchange knowledge, ideas and experience.
The vision of DDF is to establish Indian design and culture on the global creative map, to attract international business and collaborations for design and other creative industries of India and establish Delhi the “Design Capital of India” and India as the “Design Capital of the World” in few years from now.
DDF is targeting professionals across the design disciplines & industry (Industrial, Product, User Experience, New Media, Digital, Visual Communication & Advertising, Branding, Media, Fashion, Textile, Architecture, Interior, Crafts etc.), Design Institutions (Students, Faculty, Researchers etc.) Policy Makers & Implementing agencies (Bureaucrats, Civic Agencies, Planners, Municipal Corporations), Performers, Artist and Crafts etc..

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ABOUT USID FOUNDATION

Universal, Sustainable Inclusive Design for social change

USID Foundation (Universal, Sustainable, Inclusive Design for social change) is a non for profit forum to evangalise design as a tool for making social change and social impact. It is a forum to evangalise the power of design in improving the quality of life and overall socio-economic development of all the people irrespective of their socio-economic, literacy and geographical condition and especially those who have been left out
Since its beginning, USID Foundation has successfully organized many events and USID Foundation takes pride in initiating India's first 3 days Conference in Design Thinking and User Expereince Domain when there were not a single quality event on design was happening in India. We ccontinued that tradition by initiating India's first "DESIGN THINKING GURUKUL" in 2010, bringing together university level students from the descipline of design, technology, management and social science to go through a collaborative and immersive learning experience and work on some of the wiked problems society is facing in in the area of eduction, helthcare, environment, security & safety, poverty, digital divide, water & energy, crafts, old age and people with disabilities. Later extended this initiative to the school students by initiating "GURUKUL IN SCHOOL" programme, introducing Design Thinking and "PROBLEM SOLVING APPROACH" to the school children.
DESIGN COMPETITION/CHLLENGE for design students and professionals is another activity which USID Foundation is organisaing with the aim to encourage the design and technology professionals to work on solution for the vrious critical and relevant problems being faced by our society as well as recogning their talent. Other initiatives includes UX DESIGN AWARDS, Ecosystem Exploration of Rural India to understand the rural ecosystem and identifying the touch points, where design and technology can intervene to alleviate the quality of life of rural India), skill development and training focusing on IT & DIGITAL LITERACY, SKILL DEVELOPMENT for the people coming from low income and low literacy population there by enabling their SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND DIGITAL EMPOWERMENT.
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DDF ADVISORY BOARD

Sudhir Krishna

Dr. Sudhir Krishna
IAS (Retd.), Former Secretary-Urban Dev., GOI, Gurugram
Vivek Atray

Mr. Vivek Atray
Ex- IAS, Author, Mentor, Columnist
Chandigarh
Subrata Bhowmick

Mr. Subrata Bhowmick
Design Guru, Advisor, Mentor
Ahmedabad
Santosh Desai

Mr. Santosh Desai
CEO & MD, Future Brands Author & Columnist, Delhi
Sonal Dabral

Mr. Sonal Dabral
Group Chief Creative Officer & Vice
Chairman O&M, Mumbai

Ms. Vineeta Shetty
Founder- Smart Citizen
Pune/London
Ulla Koivukoski

Ms. Ulla Koivukoski
Head-Avanto Ventures India
India/Finland
Arvind Lodaya

Mr. Sonal Dabral
Founder-Lodaya Consulting
Bangalore
Shrinivas Kowligi

Mr. Shrinivas Kowligi
Partner- Smart Cities & Urban Transportation, EY, Gurugram
NSN Murty

Mr. NSN Murty
Partner & Leader Smart Cities
PwC, India, Gurugram
Jatin Bhatt

Prof. Jatin Bhatt
Pro-Vice Chancellor, AUD,
Delhi
Dr. Darlie Koshy

Dr. Darlie Koshy
Regional Advisor (2017-19) World
Design Organisation, Gurugram
Mark Watson

Mr. Mark Watson
Design Institute of Australia
Design Thinker, Australia
Sudhir Sharma

Mr. Sudhir Sharma
CEO, Indi Design, Member India Design Council, Pune

Prof. Ganesh Prabhu
Professor, IIM
Bangalore
Paul Neervoort

Mr. Paul Neervoort
Founder- T UX
The Netherland

FESTIVAL COUNCIL

Raman Saxena

Raman Saxena
Curator - DDF, Co-Founder USID Foundation, Delhi
Ambika Magotra

Ambika Magotra
NIDian & Professor
Pearl Academy, Delhi
Rashna M Saxena

Rashna M. Saxena
Co-founder, USID Foundation
USERLab Asia, Noida
Sudhir Sharma

Sudhir Sharma
Director & Industrial Designer
SKM Design, Faridabad
Anuj Prasad

Anuj Prasad
Founder & CEO
Desmania Design, Delhi

ABOUT DDF CONFERENCE

About DDF - Conference

DDF Conference will include Keynotes, Presentations, Talks, Panel Discussions, Roundtables, Workshops, Master Classes, and Networking, etc. The side events of under this will include Battle of the Campus, Design/Innovation Expo, Design Campus Showcase, Cultural Shows, Entertainment etc.
The DDF Conference is scheduled form Feb 23rd to Feb 25th, 2018 at India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road , New Delhi

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DDF DESIGN CHALLENGE

DESIGN ENABLED DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL IMPACT

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IMPORTANT DATES

Registration: CLOSED
Submission: CLOSED - JURY IS UNDER PROCESS

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Download Guidelines and Terms & Conditions for Design Challenge participation.
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DDF INVITING SPONSOR AND PARTNERS

We need support of our people, our government, and our industry. We need institutions, associations, trade bodies, cultural bodies, art bodies to support us.
We cannot be successful in this mission alone; we are ready to share the credit and knowledge in our quest with all.
We will partner with other Design festivals and Design weeks and their organizers. We will partner with cities and associations. We will partner with individuals and companies.
We will partner with governments and offices.

FOR INFORMATION AND QUERIES ELATED to SPONSORSHIP and PARTNESHIP, contact RAMAN SAXENA at

Email: USID@USIDFOUNDATION.ORG

+91 9695903332 / 9866237620




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PROPOSE EVENTS FOR DDF

PROPOSE EVENTS FOR DDF

DDF will be announcing soon an "Open Call for Events" from individuals, Design Houses, Studios, Institutions and organisations. All kinds of events in line with design and creativity are welcome - you can arrange a Fashion Show, Open your studio for desin visits, organise a design thinking/service design workshop, film shows, talks etc. The selected events from the proposed entries will become part of the official festival programme and will apprear in the Delhi Design Festival's promotions and website as well as DDF's event partners list.
Please keep checking for the announcements or send a mail to usid@usidfoundation.org for further information.
























DESIGN FOR PUBLIC SPACES/ UTILITIES OR INSTALLATIONS>

DESIGN FOR PUBLIC SPACES/ UTILITIES OR INSTALLATIONS

Design must contribute to the aesthestics, funcatility, safety, comfort and conveniece in public spaces and utilities. Design organisations and institutions can propose products, projects or installations in line withis objective. to support this objective. DDF will try to work with civic and government agencies to identify some spaces and other logistics for the execution of the same.
Please keep checking for the announcements or send a mail to usid@usidfoundation.org for further information.

























VOLUNTEER FOR DDF

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS- STUDENTS AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

The Volunteers (both Students & Young Professionals) are the core of any successful events and DDF is also looking for volunteers (Around 10 for now and around 15 during the Festival time) to be part of the DDF organising team.
Only serious and dedicated volunteers are needed so if you feel you have the passion and willing to spend some time for DDF, please do write to usid@usidfoundation.org with subject line "VOLUNTEER". Please mention why you want to be volunteer for DDF and also what special skills you bring in, that will be useful for DDF.
Sleceted volunteer will become the part of DDF organbising team and presented with a certificate and a festival momento at the closing event of the DDF2018






















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