Design X

Design X Awards 2019

UMO’s design-promotion program that celebrates good design by recognizing and rewarding the best.

UMO.Design through its various programs over the years has been shaping and influencing the quality of talent produced and the standard of design work generated year over year. There by elevating design in the industry and enriching our lives, businesses, and the society as a whole.

Following up on the great response, we are proud to announce Design X Awards 209. We thank our community, participants, sponsors and partners for their continued support in inspiring and motivating professionals and students to produce great/innovative work.


Best Design Enterprise and Startup

Gold Design X Award – Winner 

Yash Gupta
Pixians, Noida

Silver Design X Award – Runner up 

Vikas Vashisht
Designit, Bengaluru

Best Design Agency

Gold Design X Award – Winner 

Ashish Solanki
NetBramha Studios LLP, Bengaluru

Silver Design X Award – Runner up 

Dhayan Kumar​
f1studioz, Hyderabad

Best Design Student

Gold Design X Award – Winner 

Sayan Ghatak
Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, Hyderabad


Silver Design X Award – Runner up 

Abhiraj Chaudhary
Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore


Best Design Enterprise and Startup

Vikas Vashisht
Designit, Bengaluru

Yash Gupta
Pixians, Noida

Kadambari Sahu
Value Labs, Hyderabad

Alok Kumar
Moonfrog Labs, Bengaluru

Ashish Verma
AllState, Bengaluru

Best Design Agency

Divanshu Thakral
1thing Design & Innovation, Gurgaon

Dhayan Kumar
f1studioz, Hyderabad

Ashish Solanki
NetBramha Studios LLP, Bengaluru

Diya Koshy
Divami Design Labs, Hyderabad

Rakesh Yengudhati
Divami Design Labs, Hyderabad

Best Design Student

Sayan Ghatak
Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, Hyderabad

Kiran Joseph
Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA

Afthab Ali
National Institute of Design, Bengaluru

Abhiraj Chaudhary
Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

Yukta Karkera
Mahindra École Centrale, Hyderabad

Jury Members

Award Categories- BEST DESIGN
We encourage Design Agencies, Enterprises, Startups, and Students from the academia to submit their entries to the respective categories.
Best Design Enterprise \ Startup
Best Design Agency
Best Design Student
Best Design Special Jury Award
Recognition & Reward
UXINDIA will be honoring the winners with the following awards in each category i.e., Design Agency, Enterprise / Startup, and Student.
Winner Gold Design X Award Trophy
Runner up Silver Design X Award Trophy
Special Jury Blue Design X Award Trophy
Certificates :
Besides trophies all the members of the winning teams who are present at the conference will be given certificates.
Submission Process & Timeline
It is really important to follow the process, date and times specified below. This is fundamental for your entry to be considered and have a chance to win an award.

Entry Submission

  • Buy tickets to the conference and make a note of transaction id.
  • Click on the “Submit an Entry” and enter the transaction id in the form.
  • Fill in details in the online submission form
  • Repeat the steps if you have multiple entries.
Enterprises and agencies must register in Elite categeory
Students and Startups can register in any categeory

Online Jury Review

An eminent panel of jury reviews all the entries online.

Shortlisted finalists notified

5 entries will be shortlisted per category

Finalists present at UXINDIA’19

Top 5 shortlisted entries will get a chance to present to the jury at UXINDIA 2019 conference.

Winners and Awards

Top 3 winners will be awarded Design X Awards at a grand event on the day 3 (September 11th) at UXINDIA 2019 conference.
Submission Details
Your project should be either a digital/software product, service or a software driven physical product from any industry sector. It should not be older than 2 years.
Your submission should highlight the below.
Who it is designed for?
Why do you think your solution is unique or innovative?
What is the outcome/impact? Benefits to business, client or society.
What is the process followed?

Eligibility & Rules

  • Projects submitted should not be older than 2 years as on July 14th 2019.
  • Don’t repeat the submission from prior years.
  • Early Startup is an entity with a max of 15 employees and is incorporated with in 2 years as on July 14th 2019.
  • Design Agencies will not be considered as an Early Startup.
  • The jury / organizers have the right to move entries among sectors to benefit the entry.
  • If more than 1 company worked on the project, it is mandatory that credits be included in the submission; however the entrant company will receive the award.
And more
  • The primary member should register to the conference in the specified category and furnish the transaction ID. Rest of the team members can register in any category.
  • Entry fee includes a free pass for one person that provides admission to UXINDIA 2019 conference (9, 10 & 11th Sep) i.e., the primary registrant to the contest.
  • This fee is per submission only. Each additional submission will have to be paid for separately.
  • If you are submitting as a team, maximum team size is 5.
  • 4 minute video (recommended).
  • PDF / PowerPoint (Max 10 slides)

Evaluation Criteria & Process

Design X Awards 2019 evaluation is based on the following criteria of Design Excellence. A winning design meets most of these criteria in a positive manner

Design Innovation

How is this design unique or innovative?

User Experience

Does it deliver a simple, intuitive or delightful UX? How?

Design Process

Process taken in addressing the problem/opportunity and meeting user needs/goals.

Craft and Aesthetics

The judges will use the provided visual materials (photos; optional video) to assess this category.

Benefit to the Client/Business or Society

  • How does this design improve the client’s profitability, brand reputation and/or employee morale?
  • How does this design benefit greater good; consider society, the environment, culture and/or the economy?
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