Code of conduct

Code of Conduct

We at UXIndia conference are dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks.

Short Version

We at UXIndia conference are dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

So we’d expect all the participants to be nice and civil.

Long Version

Non-acceptable behaviors

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Exhibitors & Sponsors

Exhibitors & Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. Exhibitors in the expo hall, sponsor or vendor booths, or similar activities are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

 

Participants

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

Need help?

At our event, if you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact one of the event organizers or volunteers immediately. They will be clear­ly vis­i­ble, wear­ing ​“Vol­un­teer” T-shirts / or badges.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

Venue & Social Events

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.

License

This code of conduct is based on confcodeofconduct.com, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Design X Social

Design X Social

Design X Social Innovation Challenge

Learn how to design, Create social impact, and Win awards

It is a social innovation challenge which aims to create a positive impact in the lives of people by identifying social issues and addressing them by design.

Design X Social Innovation Challenge

Design X Social is UsabilityMatters.Org i.e., UMO’s core event which reflects its founding philosophy of ‘good design for better living’. This social innovation challenge aims to create a positive impact in the lives of people by identifying social issues and addressing them by design.

A Call to action

For Academia, Enterprises and Citizens

In today’s connected world, everyone is empowered to influence a positive change. Living in cities we are uniquely positioned to inspire and foster innovation. With a bit of imagination and passion we can identify and solve pressing social and economic issues of the day – as well as meet the challenges of tomorrow. To top it, the support of local government will boost this and make the vision a reality.

 

Join UMO.Design’s mission and inspire bold innovations.

 

  • Solve an urgent problem

Design X Social challenge help cities develop ideas and solve the most urgent problems. We partner with local governments and businesses to accelerate idea development with the community expertise.

  • Join UMO.Design network and learn design

All entrants irrespective of their background receive expert guidance to develop their ideas and get to join UMO.Design’s network, which identifies, elevates, and promotes innovations that work across cities.

  • Win awards

Participants and winning entries receive recognition and awards. With the support of local governments, UMO aims to setup innovation funds to test your ideas and develop further.

The urgent problem

“Public Safety & Well Being in Transportation” is this year’s topic. We request the participating teams to dig deeper into this area and identify an issue that you would like to solve.

Transportation is an area where we face several issues in our day-to-day lives. It is a necessary and essential evil that we have to live with. But any problem can be solved with the right mix of people, strategy, and approach in a timely manner. ‘Design’ is a powerful tool to identify, solve and persuade the biggest of blockers for a positive change. 


Who should take part?

People from any domain and from any walk of life, passionate about bringing social change are encouraged to take part in this challenge. ‘Design X Social Innovation Challenge’ is your platform to work towards bringing a change.

  • Educational Institutions
    Some of the most inspiring and innovative ideas come from educational institutions. Demonstrate your social responsibility by encouraging your students to take part in this challenge.
  • Businesses and Enterprises
    Demonstrate your corporate social responsibility by encouraging your employees to take part in this challenge. They could be designers, technologists, or anyone inspired to bring social impact.
  • Responsible Citizens
    Citizens who care, who are keen to bring change and solve urgent social issues we see in our day-to-day lives, You don’t need to have any special skills in design or technology. We provide you with required expertise to help you shape and present your idea.


Why take part?

Bring social change with design by identifying and solving an urgent social problem. ‘Transportation’ is an area where we face several issues in our day-to-day lives. If you are concerned about this and have an opinion, then this is your chance to express your opinion and ideas through design.

Take part in this challenge to

  • Work closely with a govt representative
  • Learn design firsthand with expert design mentors
  • Get discounted entry to UXINDIA 2019
  • Showcase your innovation at UXINDIA 2019 EXPO
  • Top 3 from each category ie., Academia, Enterprise and Public will win Design X Social Innovation Award at UXINDIA 2019


Design X Social Challenge Awards

UMO.Design has been actively recognizing high quality design work in enterprises, academia and design agencies over the years.

Design X Social Challenge is a first of its kind in India. UMO.Design is determined to take this challenge locally in cities and scale it to the national level. As a part of this UMO.Design is proud to launch Design X Social Awards to recognize the best in the following categories.

  • Design X Social Award – Best from the Academia
  • Design X Social Award – Best from the Industry
  • Design X Social Award – Best from the Public

The winners will be presented awards at the UXINDIA International Conference 2019, Hyderabad India on 11th Sept 2019.

Process & Timeline

It is really important to follow the process and date and times specified below. This fundamental for your entry to be considered, have a chance to win an award and drive social change.

  • June 15th 2019

    Form teams and sign up for the challenge
    Whether you are from the academia, from the industry or a citizen, you should participate in teams.

    • Minimum team size is 5
    • We encourage diversity in your teams. Diversity in expertise, industry domain, gender, etc.,
    • Brownie points for including a common man/ citizen in your teams.
  • June 30th 2019

    Teams will be assigned a mentor
    An expert design mentor from the industry will help you, guide you from the beginning to the end of the process.

  • July 15th 2019

    Submit a social issue in the “ Public Safety & Well Being in Transportation” domain. Format – Well documented Google slide deck

  • July 20th 2019

    Feedback on the submitted Problem

    You will be provided a feedback from our Design X Social challenge team.

  • July 25th 2019

    Get introduced to a Govt. Representative
    This govt representative will act an SME for the Transportation domain. This mentor will be a bouncing wall for you to validate your problems, assumptions and solution ideas.

  • Aug 15th 2019

    Submit your solutions/proposals.
    Format – Well documented Google slide deck, Feel free to include videos.

  • Aug 20th 2019

    Feedback on the Solution.
    You will be provided a feedback from our Design X Social challenge team on your solutions..

  • Aug 25th 2019

    Prepare an A0 size (46.8 x  33.1in) poster
    This poster should illustrate the problem, solution and process based on a template we provide. These will be displayed at UXINDIA 2019 EXPO on Sept 10th.

  • Sept 10th 2019

    Shortlisted entries
    Top 3 shortlisted entries from each category will get a chance to present to the jury at UXINDIA 2019 conference.

  • ^

    Sept 11th 2019

    Shortlisted entries presentations, Final jury and Awards
    The winners from each category will be presented at a grand event on the day 3 at UXINDIA 2019 conference.

Want to get involved?
Sign up.
Be the change you want to see.

Hope you are excited about this challenge. This is the time to go after the issues that we have been either taking a note of in our sketchbooks on in the back of our minds for a long time.

Be the change. REGISTER

UXINDIA

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. UXINDIA is being organized by UsabilityMattersOrg(UMO.Design).

UXINDIA2019 Call for volunteers

UXINDIA2019 Call for volunteers

Volunteer opportunity at UMO 2019

As you are well aware, the role of volunteers has always been significant in contributing to the success of the event. We are proud to say that UXINDIA International Conferences are tremendously successful just because of the volunteers.

There are many opportunities for you to get involved, contribute, inspire and get inspired.

Volunteer opportunity

Volunteer opportunity at UXINDIA2019 and UMO2019 events

We are proud to say that UXINDIA International Conferences are tremendously successful just because of the volunteers. There are many opportunities for you to get involved, contribute, inspire and get inspired.
Volunteering at UXINDIA is not just an opportunity to gain work experience, but also to meet distinguished guest speakers and gain exposure. It is a great way to participate in the conference, network, get inspired and have fun!

Volunteer submission closes by April 31

Some important facts:

  • There are pre-event tasks and on-site tasks. On-site tasks require that you be available full-time from 9-11 Sept.
  • On-site Volunteer shifts will be scheduled from Mon-Wed, 7:00am-12:00pm and 12:00pm-5:00pm. All volunteers must be available for volunteer meeting at venue on Sunday, 8 Sept and registration Monday, 9 September at 7am.
  • Pre-event tasks will vary by committee and the time commitment will vary depending on the committee’s responsibilities.
  • While you will receive a highly discounted ticket to the conference, we expect our volunteers to primarily be available to assist conference staff, speakers, and venue personnel as needed.
  • UXINDIA ’19 is not able to provide a stipend for transportation or lodging.

Scholarships

Selected volunteers whose contributions are significant will receive a complimentary pass to attend 3 days of UXINDIA2019 and many more goodies.

 

Important dates

  • April 31, 2019: Volunteer submission closes
  • Sept 8, at 7pm: Volunteer meet at venue
  • Sept 9, 10 & 11 : UXINDIA 2019 Int’l Conference

If you’d like to learn more about volunteer opportunities at UXINDIA’19, please tell us more about how you’d like to be involved below!

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UXINDIA

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. UXINDIA is being organized by UsabilityMattersOrg(UMO.Design).

UXINDIA2019 – Call for Speaker Entries

UXINDIA2019 – Call for Speaker Entries

Call for Speaker Entries

Please submit your entries to speak at UXINDIA 2019 and make our 15th edition a great success and a memorable one for our audience and for yourself. We have a very high bar for content to sustain the competition and deliver beyond the industry expectations.

15 years of UX in India

UXINDIA is proud to announce its 15th edition. We are now open for speaker proposals and looking forward to your content to be a key element of delivering a great experience to our audience. UXINDIA the biggest conference on design in India has been pioneering design for over 15 years. The event includes enthralling talks, unique workshops, and thought-provoking interactions lead by passionate thinkers and makers.

UXINDIA 2019 continues to explore the theme “Human by Design

With the evolution of tech and business, the influence of design has evolved too. We have come a long way from designing product interfaces for feedback and response, to creating user and customer experiences. Going beyond UX/UI, the role of design becomes paramount than ever in designing experiences for humans that reflect a sense of responsibility and that instill trust and confidence in the emerging tech.

Tech is now ready to tackle the mundane and will eventually be able to handle the sophisticated too thereby enhancing our abilities to take up more challenging and ambitious tasks of tomorrow. So should our design be human-friendly or tech-friendly? What does it take to design experiences that bring the very essence of human to our interactions with tech? How do we design for such a transition?

Our audienceA mix of highly experienced, early to mid and senior to students

15 years is quite a long journey during which we have seen our industry transform from a nice-to-have skill to an industry transformative practice. UXINDIA 2018 had 700 people attend our conference last year. A good 1/3rd of them are loyal UXINDIA audience, now in senior roles looking to learn from your thought leadership. We get a tonne of interest every year from the graduating students and young designers in the early to mid experience range which forms the remaining 2/3rd. With their huge appetite for learning and hunger for growth, they are constantly looking for inspiration material that boosts their design IQ and that helps them learn new skills through workshops.

Submit your Topic

Submit a topic in any of these areas. We recommend making your entry a strong one with a case study.

Experiences, Artifacts, and Emerging Tech

Interactions with digital artifacts and technologies are an inescapable facet of our everyday experience. Explore new relationships and intersections amongst and between experiences, artifacts, and technologies like AI, VR, and the ways in which meaningful and impactful interactions are designed, crafted, and engendered.


Design Leadership & Influence

Bring your inspiring stories on transformation and impact led by design influence and leadership. A great source of inspiration for our audience interested to follow in your footsteps and successfully drive design influence in their organizations and domains.


Design Systems, Research, Methods, and Processes 

Share your inventions and insights that open up new spaces for design, allow for engagement with new business groups, communities, and enable designers. How to go about creating design systems essential in elevating and broadening the playfield for design.


Broader impact & change through design

Design has the potential to enact positive change and/or tackle large-scale and complex societal, cultural, economic, environmental, and/or political challenges in the world. Share interesting non-main stream projects with design at the core.

 

Immersive Demo Sessions

This year we are introducing a special category to showcase innovative technology applications spanning areas like AI, AR/VR, Wearable Tech, IOT, Etc., You will have an opportunity to test your concepts, gain invaluable feedback and mesmerize our audience.

 

Submission tracks

We encourage speakers to orient their presentations or connect to the theme ‘Being Human by Design’. Your opinions and perspectives will help inform and influence the role of design in emergent tech as we evolve.

Format
We are inviting different types of talks to accommodate varied insights, learnings and research. From 18 minutes TED like talks to 30 minutes case studies. We will also have (3h) and long (6h) hands on workshops.

Audience
UXINDIA is India’s biggest international conference, attracting some of the most diverse national and international audience from top Enterprises, Startups, and Academia. Leading the pack is our loyal community that contributes to the vision and mission of UXINDIA and at the same time they seek to up level themselves and grow in their careers.

 

 

 


UXINDIA 2019 Conference

09, 10 & 11 September 2019, INDIA

 

Feel free to reach out to us for any queries. Look forward to seeing you at the conference.
[email protected]

Submit your proposal today

Important Dates

  • March 30

    Call for talk proposals opens.

  • May 03
    May 09

    Talk proposal submission deadline extended.

  • May 12

    Notification of talk acceptance

  • May 31

    Deadline for speakers to confirm their participation.

  • June 10

    Public announcement of full speaker list.

Please submit your entries to speak at UXINDIA 2019 and make our 15th edition a great success and a memorable one for our audience and for yourself. We have a very high bar for content to sustain the competition and deliver beyond the industry expectations.


Here’s some tips on what to we’re look­ing for from you:

  1. Who are you? Tell us a bit about your­self and show us your LinkedIn profile
  2. Exam­ples of where you have spo­ken at pre­vi­ous­ly, ide­al­ly with links to videos and Slideshares or past speak­er engagements
  3. Details of your talk or work­shop proposal 

UXINDIA

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. UXINDIA is being organized by UsabilityMattersOrg(UMO.Design).

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