ABOUT DELHI DESIGN FESTIVAL

CELEBRATION OF DESIGN & DESIGN THINKING

Delhi Design Festival (DDF) is LIVELY, RICH and a DEMOCRATIC platform to celebrate, share, exchange, experience, learn, inspire, make new connections, build new collaborations, facilitate dialog between design professionals, people, policy maker, civic agencies, governments and industry. It’s also a celebration of Design & Design Thinking and serves as a showcase of Indian Design to India as well as the world.

DDF MISSION & VISION

The mission of Delhi Design Festival (DDF) is to create a 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 offers the citizens a forum to participate in developing and discussing their cities and its culture. DDF also serve as a bridge not only between design professionals, citizens, civic agencies, government and industry but also serve as a bridge between design and other professions including technology and business and social sciences, to leverage the value of design for larger social, economic and business impact.
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 industry of India as the “Design Capital of the World” in few years from now.
DDF is targeting professionals across the design disciplines, communication & advertising, branding, media, architects, design institution, design academicians, engineers, planners, artists, performers, technology & business leaders, policy makers, civic agencies & NGO’s representatives, students of design, fashion, architecture, crafts , arts, media, and business etc. DDF will be providing simultaneous dynamic conferences, educational programs and entertainment for both guests and participants to get inspired, enjoy and achieve professional connections and promoting global and Indian most innovative ideas and creative solutions of any kind.

WHY CALLING IT "DELHI DESIGN FESTIVAL"?

DELHI not just represents a “geographical location” but represent the whole nation that is INDIA as its CAPITAL to the world. Delhi Design Festival is also not a festival of any specific geographical location but the festival and celebration of Indian Design & Innovation. DDF events shall not necessarily be limited to Delhi and NCR locations. DDF makes a OPEN CALL to the design professionals, creative minds, institution, organizations irrespective of their geographical locations to send proposals for events which they would like to organize in their locations and DDF will try to support few such events and will publish and promote those events under the DDF event calendar and website.
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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
Even though USID foundation was initiated as a community with focus to serve students, researchers, professionals and others in the academia and industry who has a keen interest in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and User Experience Research & Design, later in 2009 it expended its focus on DESIGN and DESIGN THINKING and redefined itself as Universal, Sustainable, Inclusive Design with a aim to bring social change and enable social impact. USID Foundation is working towards How DESIGN and DESIGN THINKING can help in empower and transform the people, businesses, governance, for overall socio-economic development of India.
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 therebu enabling their SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND DIGITAL EMPOWERMENT.
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DDF DESIGN CHALLENGE

DESIGN ENABLED DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL IMPACT

Digital Technologies have become the driving force in today’s world and our lives today are heavily dependent on these; how we interact, connect, communicate, shop, access various services like financial, healthcare, educational and entertainment etc.
At the same time, the world is also facing many challenges, such as financial and social inequalities, illiteracy, poor healthcare infrastructure, growing aging population, safety, security and climate change etc.
Being digital is not simply adding digital to our existing product and services but we need to make a paradigm shift in our imagination of digital technologies and enable them through the power of design & design thinking to address the significant social challenges this world including India is facing.

The Challenge

Design Challenge 2017, is a pre festival event of Delhi Design Festival and offers an opportunity to the students of design and technology and also the young professionals below 30 years of age, to imagine, ideate and showcase how design can enable digital technologies to address social challenges India is facing including:
  • Poor Quality of Healthcare System & Delivery,
  • Safety & Security of People, especially Children and Women,
  • Financial Exclusion,
  • Increasing Aging Population,
  • Pollution Climate Change?
  • Corruption in Public Service Delivery etc.

PRIZES

Worth Rs.1, 00,000, (One Lakh) and free pass for the DDF Event.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE

Any student of design & technology enrolled as regular student and the young professionals below 30 years of age

TEAM SIZE

An individual or a team comprising of maximum 4 members can participate

IMPORTANT DATES

Registration: by August 30th, 2017
Submission: by September 30th, 2017

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Download Guidelines and Terms & Conditions for Design Challenge participation.
Download Design Challenge Poster

FOR ANY QYERY

Email: USID@USIDFOUNDATION.ORG
+91 9695903332

DDF CALL FOR PAPERS

Digital Technologies have become the driving force in today’s world and our lives today are heavily dependent on these; how we interact, connect, communicate, shop, access various services like financial, healthcare, educational and entertainment etc.
At the same time, the world is also facing many challenges, such as financial and social inequalities, illiteracy, poor healthcare infrastructure, growing aging population, safety, security and climate change etc.
Being digital is not simply adding digital to our existing product and services but we need to make a paradigm shift in our imagination of digital technologies and enable them through the power of design & design thinking to address the significant social challenges this world including India is facing.

Design Challenge 2017, is a pre festival event of Delhi Design Festival and offers an opportunity to the students of design and technology and also the young professionals below 30 years of age, to imagine, ideate and showcase how design can enable digital technologies to address social challenges India is facing including:
  • Poor Quality of Healthcare System & Delivery,
  • Safety & Security of People, especially Children and Women,
  • Financial Exclusion,
  • Increasing Aging Population,
  • Pollution Climate Change?
  • Corruption in Public Service Delivery etc.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS

  • All submissions must be in English and must include title and author information, including author affiliations.
  • Faxed submissions are not acceptable.
  • Late submissions will not be reviewed.
  • The written paper should include a short abstract, keywords, body, and references (for more detail, please see the USID2009 Conference Publication Format.
  • Submissions must not contain proprietary or confidential material and should not cite proprietary or confidential publications.
  • All submissions must be in the camera-ready format (PDF). Due to tight publication schedules, revisions will not be possible. The submitted PDF version will be considered the final version of the paper.
  • We recommend that you register using an e-mail address for communication between the review panel and the individuals. Important information will be distributed via e-mail for individuals invited to attend the conference, which must be acted on in a timely fashion.
  • Submit your papers at usid_callforpapers@usidfoundation.org
  • WHO CAN PARTICIPATE

    Open to the professionals, academicians, researchers and students.

    IMPORTANT DATES

    Registration & Abstract Submission: by July 30, 2017
    Abstract Acceptance: by August 20, 2017
    Final Paper Submission: by September 30, 2017

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Download the paper submission Template
    Download "Call for Paper" Poster

    FOR ANY QYERY

    Email: USID@USIDFOUNDATION.ORG
    +91 9695903332

    DDF 2017 CONFERENCE THEME

    DESIGN ENABLED, CITIZEN-CENTRIC DIGITAL INDIA

    The choice of the theme is not accidental. Digital technologies have already transformed our lives, how we work, learn, interact, connect, communicate, and transact with products, services and environment around us. Digital India is the flagship project of the existing governance is investing lots of efforts and resources to push for digital technologies for delivering government services for the people.
    Policy makers and Bureaucrats and government agencies are busy creating a vision of Digital India and industry is excitingly collaborating with them to add to that vision. This is all good, it will be important to ask, Digital India is for whom? Of course, for the citizens of India! If the beneficiaries are the citizens of India, are they being part of the vision of Digital India along with other stakeholders like policy makers, bureaucrats and industry? Is the vision centered around the citizens?
    Accordingly the conference will discuss, debate and draw the following:
    • What imaginations of digital India, citizens of India have?
    • What are their needs and expectations from it?
    • How citizens can be engaged to co-create the vision of Digital India?
    • How digital technologies can be re-imagined to serve beyond existing services?
    • What contribution design can make to re-imagine the Digital India to address the social challenges being faced by India?
    • How design can enable the digital technology to create a Digital India that is citizen centered?


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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 kind sof event 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>

    ESIGN 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 DDF2017

    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 25 during the Festival time) to be part of the DDF2017 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 DDF2017 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 DDF2017






















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