A two day virtual summit of delightful conversations around design

21st - 22nd Jan

A two day virtual summit of delightful conversations around design

21st - 22nd Jan

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What is D'Light ?

2020, a year that we will look back upon forever. A year that changed everything, but it's a wrap and now with our profound focus on beginnings, here we welcome 2021 with D’lightful conversations around design. 

Why D’lightful, because delight is the best UX intention. OLX D’light 21 brings together the world's leading design experts and practitioners. We hope through these conversations we will be able to push whoever joins us in the territory of delight. Something that will inspire us to deliver delightful products and services. 

More than a conference D’Light 21 is a melange of events aimed at inspiring designers and anyone who is inquisitive about design: thought provoking, rejuvenating, inclusive and above all delightful.

Meet our Speakers

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 Dean, Faculty of Architecture and Design & Head of Design Institute- Sage University

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Co-Founder- Flatheads

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VP Design- Ticketmaster

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Managing Partner- Pentathlon Ventures

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Head of Research, UX, Service Design- Tata Elxsi

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General Manager- Finom France

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UX Leader- Microsoft

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Faculty- IIITD

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VP Consumer Product- OLX Group

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Chief Design Officer- Miko

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Design Manager- OLX Group

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Head of Design Strategy- TCL technology

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Founder- Bollywood Art Project

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Principal Enthnographer and Service Designer- Empathy equation

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Senior Product Manager- Delivery Hero

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Design & Research fellow- Google

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Designer, Artist, Founder-Mikesian studio

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Senior Designer- Microsoft

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Designer- Microsoft

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Associate Creative- Zee Studios

Schedule

DAY 1 (21st Jan)  |  INSPIRING DESIGN 

01:00 PM - 01:15 PM (IST)

Kicking-off the event and setting us up for a couple of days of learning, sharing and thinking design.

(Speaker: Ankur Sardana)

01:15 PM - 02:15 PM (IST)

For some teams it’s about innovation, for some it’s empathy, for some it’s about solving a complex problem and for some it’s ethical change or sustainability. Each team has its own fuel mix and each leader their own mantra on how to use it.

Let's hear 3 design leaders talk and discuss what fuels their design team and how they use it to create a great team culture and impact the organization

(Speakers: Parag Trivedi, Narendra Ghate, Christine Hoover Lanoy)

02:30 PM - 03:30 PM (IST)

An artist's process is unique to that artist and each piece of art has its own purpose, power and personality. There is so much in each of these processes to be inspired from and so much to learn when we look at each art piece as a product.  

In this session, we have 3 creative professionals talk about their creative process to inspire and run parallels with product design.

(Speakers: Ranjit Dhaiya, Vinit Masram, Mike Emerson)

03:30 PM - 04:00 PM (IST)

OLX Transformations (Real stories shared by OLXers)

Sharing stories of transformations led by design within OLX. From ‘revenue earners’ to ‘user-heart stealers’, we are proud to share features and innovations from our team with you. 

In this session, listen to OLX team members and get a sneak peek into how design is shaping up the user experience at OLX.

Session 1-  Evolution of the OLX Design System, Speakers: Puja & Ashoka

Session 2- Design intricacies of an Ad Detail page for a second hand market, Speaker: Bhavik

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM (IST)

In a slight twist, every grave situation provides an opportunity, and so did Covid. Quite a few organizations saw themselves in a scenario where they had to innovate to survive, and others utilized the lull to dive deep into innovation.

In this session we invite product and innovation leaders to discuss their strategies which brought them wins in these times.

(Speakers: Sarvesh Govindappa, Luiz Antonio M. C. Almeida, Olivier Binet)

05:15 PM - 06:15 PM (IST)

End your day with a workshop from our garage and take away some neat skills for your toolbox. 

Here’s our first workshop of the event - 'Improv for Designers'.

Improv or Improvisation is an art form based on spontaneity, imagination and teamwork. Made famous by ‘Whose line is it anyway?’, it has a strong comic connection and is used worldwide as a team building and wellness tool. Designers who thrive on brainstorming and positive ideation techniques have  a lot to take away from Improv. Registration will open on the same day of the event.

 (Moderator: Improv for Designers - Ankur Sardana)

DAY 2 (22nd Jan)  |  DESIGNING FUTURE

01:00 PM - 02:30 PM (IST)

There exists a conundrum in the design profession. At one end design teams in the industry look for disruption from the young designers coming in, breaking monotony and the complacency. And on the other end, with the number of design students increasing, the institutes are looking at job-proof designers and design courses. This job-proofing leads to minimizing risk, idealism and vagueness - critical ingredients for disruption.

 In this session we have 2 design academics and 2 design-preneurs, discuss what is needed to keep the balance in favor of disruption.

(Speakers: Sanjay Jain, Indrani De Parker, Utkarsh Biradar, Shashank Deshpande)

02:45 PM - 03:45 PM (IST)

Sneak peek into how design can participate in the higher laws of maslow with an ‘Abundance Mindset’ through patent-driven/open innovation rather than a ‘Scarcity Mindset’. 

Thoughts shared by 3 innovation loving designers on how a cusp between design thinking and patent thinking can help create products that are innovative,  yet solve realistic user needs and problems. We will also discuss the debate around the world heading towards Open innovation Vs Patent driven innovation.

(Speakers: Ayushi Gupta, Gina Taha, Theophilus Thomas)

03:45 PM - 04:15 PM (IST)

OLX Transformations (Real stories shared by OLXers)

Sharing stories of transformations led by design within OLX. From ‘revenue earners’ to ‘user-heart stealers’, we are proud to share features and innovations from our team with you. 

In this session, listen to OLX team members and get a sneak peek into how design is shaping up the user experience at OLX.

Session 1- Hit the road… a Driver app case study, Speaker: Paul Adams

Session 2- Chats that Catalyse Deal Closure, Speaker: Shalab

04:15 PM - 05:15 PM (IST)

As we ‘speak’, CUI or Conversation User Interface sits as 'The' interface all around. It is ubiquitous. We wonder how much of it is actually humanizing the interactions versus how much has been hype? 

Is it true that ML and AI are remarkably making our experience with devices better?

In this session we explore these and many more questions around the buzz behind the words !

(Speakers: Anand Jha, Vivek Shankar, Quirine van Walt Meijer, Mrinal Sharma)

05:15 PM - 05:30 PM (IST)

Reliving some moments from the last two days, making promises for the future and saying goodbye.

(Speakers: Yogesh Gurera and Akshita Rastogi)

05:30 PM - 06:30 PM (IST)

An event dedicated to young designers, who would like to get honest encouraging feedback on their projects or portfolio. We will run parallel breakout rooms, where designers from OLX would provide their opinion and advice. The discussion can focus on career guidance from us or just a review of the portfolio.

05:30 PM - 06:30 PM (IST)

End your day with a workshop from our garage and take away some neat skills for your toolbox. 

Here’s our second workshop of the event - ‘Communicating UX’.

Stories are how we think and make sense of the world around us, and this extends to business concepts as well. In this session we will share some techniques that will help designers in structuring their thoughts and speech while communicating their design concepts/ideas.

(Moderator: Communicating UX - Ayushi Gupta)

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See you again!

We look forward to D’lighting you, till then stay tuned.

Contact

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