StartUp Design Interventions

Call for Participation

IndiaHCI invites Startups and Designers to work together for a Co-creation workshop.

“Kick Start Design Journeys” we have devised a day-long Start-up Design workshop, where Designers get to work with selected Startups to explore what design can bring on the table for a startup.

Who should participate?

  1. Designers, who think they can make a solid contribution with their design and innovation methodologies, and tools towards a startup company.
  2. Design professionals, working anywhere, Any amount of experience.
  3. Design students: Studying UX / Product Design / INteraction Design / Visual Communication .

Startup entrepreneurs & teams:
Who think, Design could add value to their journeys of ‘Idea to successful Product.’

We are expecting early-level startups, who do not have design skills on their team. 

Selection Process

  1. Startups will be selected based on their initial inputs about their startup ideas.
  2. Designers would be selected based on their educational qualifications / Skill-sets and Linkedin profiles.

Depending on the number of registrations, we will make appropriate groups of one startup [1 to 5 (max) team members] and 2 Designers for the Co-creation workshop.

Tentative Outline of the Workshop

1.1. Inspiration (30 minutes)

Few Successful Startup entrepreneurs will share their stories on how ‘Design’ helped their startup grow and flourish, Or if the Design would have helped (10 minutes talks).

1.2 Learnings ( 30 minutes)

Veteran designers, who have worked for Startups would share their experiences, of what is needed in a startup, How a designer could contribute, What kind of design processes will work? etc. (10 minutes talks)

1.3 Workshop Methodology Introduction (30 minutes)

Workshop coordinator will explain the structured methodology of the collaborative workshop to all participants. Groups are announced.

1.4: Workshop: Working in separate groups ( 3 hours)

One startup (represented by 1-5 team members) and 1-2 designers, gets on individual virtual sessions and work together.

The team follows the structured methodology explained above and comes up with design intervention ideas at the end of the session.

The teams are supposed to generate a report in PPT format at the end of the session.

1.5 Summarise and present (30 minutes)

The select 5 teams will be presenting their Takeaways and design interventions and outputs to the whole group. in a 5 min presentation.

Two selected teams will present their output in the Conference Plenary.