Search for a new Indian Design Paradigm

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by Deepak Mallya on Sunday, December 14, 2014


Session type

Technical level


To present a series of use-cases and urge the audience to critically analyse and debate the current standpoint of mainstream design in Indian culture.

To try and understand how people value traditional crafts and analyse how craft has reached the state it is in today.


A critical overview of how we as Indians value craft, the impact of modern/contemporary Indian design on Indian life and how it stands today - and how we might speculate on it for our future. We will have a look at the role of the craftsmen throughout Indian history to the creation of modern design schools in India and their roles in sensitizing people to value Indian aesthetic and design.

Speaker bio

Interaction designer, currently working on a project with Cisco. Have previously worked with SAP, IDEO, Deutsche Telecom Research Labs (Berlin), Intel & Tupperware. Graduated from Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology in 2012. Project appreciation includes SemiFinalist at IxDA 2015, Automotative Grade Linux Design Award for Best User Experience in 2013.