Arvind Lodaya, renowned UX/UI expert to visit the LaunchPad Thursday, October 18

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Thursday, October 18, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., join us for Arvind Lodaya , Renowned Expert in Product Design, UX/CX, UI, Branding, Innovation, Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Arvind trained in Product Design and consults on branding, design and tech, service and business innovation. He teaches at premier institutes in India and overseas—and has been involved in several startups, including an environmental NGO, a museum on conflict, a skilling initiative and a design-led business incubator.

He’s also associated with QGlue, a major design & innovation consultancy. After a tenure as Senior Faculty & Dean (Research) at Srishti, he launched a ‘breakthrough’ innovation + brand consultancy that works with corporates, NGOs as well as startups. In addition, he is Visiting Professor at two d-schools and mentor at a skilling startup.

He was Creative Director at Ogilvy, where he led the corporate rebranding of ICICI. At Srishti, he curated student art for Ars Electronica, and launched programs on Product & UI/UX Design and Transcultural Design.

He was the first HP Labs-Srishti Research Chair and was on the steering group of the Nokia-Srishti Design Research Lab.

He was invited on the UNDP-GoI’s “Endogenous Tourism” review panel, and Visiting Scholar at the University of Gothenburg in 2010.

After Srishti, he briefly consulted with IMRB International as Innovation Mentor. After launching his consultancy, he helped with dLabs at ISB and co-founded the Deccan Centre for Innovation & Design [DCID]. He was invited by IIT-G to advise on its BTech program, and by Impact Business Leaders, University of Stellenbosch, ISB, Ambedkar University and Startup Village to lead programs on Design and Business Innovation.

He is on the board of QUEST Alliance, an NGO that aims to upgrade public education via tech innovation, and Drishti, a media NGO. He also sits on the Advisory Board of USID Foundation, a nonprofit that seeks to channel design towards social innovation. His current interests include impact entrepreneurship, design thinking & innovation cultures, cultural policy, transcultural design and integrating design with deep values.

“30 years of being in design has taught me one thing,” says Arvind, “and that is every ‘solution’ is in fact the start of a new ‘problem’. In this session, I would like us to collectively unravel ‘wicked problems’ using exemplars from our experience, and hopefully open up a neglected aspect of design intervention that we can all take back home and get down to working on.”