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USID2007 : Living in Digital World, challenges for design...

Technology has become the driving force of change in the modern world. While hardware and software matured at a very fast pace, equal adoption of these technologies however continued to exclude individuals and communities from harnessing the true bene.ts. The power of design to link technology to the latent needs of users had not been fully exploited. The result is, failure to connect people with solutions that make a positive impact on their lives. What design techniques and methodologies should be employed that contributes to build an Information Society where maximum number of people can use technology with minimum effort?

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USID2008 : Design Innovation & UX, transfering businesses in the new economy...

Design Innovation & User Experience are the key drivers in the new economy that will build the identity and the distinctiveness required for businesses to stand out in the global marketplace. Innovation with focus on user experience can help businesses differentiate in the global marketplace that has no dearth of competitors vying to make their mark. It is these differentiations that will help marketers meet expectations of these sophisticated customers who are always on the prowl for the best alternatives. This new economy will be led by those who innovate - create, find, and combine Knowledge and User Experience into their new products, services, and distribution methods - faster than their competitors.

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USID2009 : Design for All - Usability Accessibility , Creativity...

New technologies of the Information Age making products and services evolve very quickly but the human diversity in age, culture and abilities making it difficult for all the consumers to take advantage of new possibilities of technologies. The human diversity in age, culture and abilities poses challenges for all planners, designers, technologist and entrepreneurs, to focus their attention to the design for human diversity, social inclusion and equality. USID2009 is an attempt to discuss and share how Usability, Accessibility and Creativity can help achieving the concept of DESIGN FOR ALL.

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USID2010 : Designing Consumer Experience for Emerging Markets...

Given the rapid growth, industrialization, and informationization of emerging economies, it is imperative for corporations, non profits and individuals working on developing products and services to not only be deeply sensitized to the culture, context and user needs of for these markets, but also apply adaptive and iterative innovation methods and to validate and evolve solutions rapidly based on ongoing customer alignment. USID 2010 is an attempt to cover innovation and design for emerging economies from many perspectives. We hope to initiate discussions and dialogues through market makers, field innovators, hands on designers, technologists, creative professionals, students and researchers, public sector entities and other key stakeholders required to foster and sustain ecosystems for innovation. Moving beyond just interface and interaction design and usability, USID 2010 will attempt to span the spectrum of challenges in emerging markets so our participants can learn and apply new insights in their own work and projects.

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USID2011 : Design for Social Innovation and Suatainable Development...

Design creates a bridge between technology and human being but so far the focus on design has been only limited to the technological innovation and the new opportunities offers by the technological innovations. In current scenario, the design and the design professionals requires revisiting their role and how they have been thinking and practicing design. It has become very critical that the design professionals must look at the social innovation, identify potential cases, use design thinking, sensitivities, capabilities, processes, tools and skills to design new artefacts and provide new directions for technological innovations that are helpful for the human lives, development of our society, and its sustainability. The conference will serve as an opportunity to discuss and present the needs and trends for social innovation. How social innovation can help bridge the gaps between the society, people and business? Is there any framework that can help accelerating the social innovation? What can design and designer do to trigger and direct social innovation? If there any social innovation framework specific to design and designers? How can they conceive and develop favourable contexts and enabling solutions? How can they facilitate the convergence between new technologies and emerging social needs and expectations...

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USID2012 : Design for Mobile and Mobility...

More and more people across the globe are able to connect using mobile phones and devices. Influx of touch-based and gesture-based interfaces flooding the markets especially the upper end of the marketplace. The experiences may need to be device agnostic for some, and may need to be seamless across multiple gadgets that invade our life today. How will you find out what customers want, and then build on it, is going to be the most interesting mobility evolution in the coming years. Especially in the emerging markets, where there are at least 100 different languages that people speak in, Device adoption literacy fluctuates, as frequently, as you could imagine, Accessibility problems need to be tackled, Adoption challenges of solutions and services may need to be personalized, at levels which we cannot even fathom today. All this makes it more critical that the Design Thinking must effectively kick in into this domain...

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  1. Accenture
  2. ACL Wireless
  3. Adobe
  4. Ashoka Foundation
  5. AuruRE
  6. Auroville Design
  7. Auro Films
  8. Buildour
  9. CA Technologies
  10. CA Labs
  11. C-DAC
  12. Century Links
  13. CKS
  14. Cheese Care
  15. City Univ. of Hong Kong
  16. Cognizant Technologies
  17. Columbia University
  18. Cloayer GMBH
  19. Clarice Technology
  20. Consona CRM Software
  21. Cordys India Pvt.
  22. Convergys
  23. Corel Corporation
  24. Cox & Kings
  25. Cybrent Technologies
  26. Deloitte
  27. Design District
  28. Design for Use
  29. Deshpande Foundation
  30. Earth Institute
  31. Educomp Solutions 
  32. Embrace
  33. EMC Data Storage
  34. Endeavour Software
  35. FICO India
  36. Frog Design
  37. Future Brands 
  38. GE Capital
  39. Genisys Infor. Systems
  40. GE Healthcare
  41. Google
  42. Green Life Social
  43. HashCube
  44. Health Curser
  45. Hawlet Packard
  46. Hellion Ventures
  47. Honeybee Network
  48. Honeywell
  49. HSBC
  50. Huewei
  51. HFI International
  52. HYSEA
  53. IBM India Pvt. Ltd.
  54. IDC-IIT Mumbai
  55. iDiscoveri
  56. IFMR
  57. IIM Bangalore
  58. IIIT Bangalore
  59. IIT Guwahati
  60. IIIT Hyderabad
  61. IIT Kanpur
  62. IIM Ahmedabad
  63. Impulses
  64. IMRB International
  65. Infor
  66. Intuit
  67. IGNOU
  68. IMI Mobile
  69. iNautix Technologies
  70. Infosys Techologies
  71. Innopark (I) Pvt. Ltd.
  72. Keane
  73. Komli Media
  74. Kuliza
  75. LG Electronics India
  76. Manipal Universal Learning
  77. mChek (I) Payment Sys.
  78. MG flo2go PVT LTD
  79. National Informatics Centre
  80. NDTV Convergys
  81. Light Fish
  82. McAfee
  83. Make My Trip
  84. Metal Power Systems
  85. Microsoft IDC
  86. Microsoft Research
  87. MicroUsability
  88. MIT
  89. MIT Institute of Design
  90. Mindtree
  91. Mitsue-Links Co. Japan
  92. Motorola
  93. Muse Design Consulting
  94. National Innovation Found.
  95. National Innovation Council
  96. NID Bangalore
  97. NID Gandhinagar
  98. Niyasys Tech Pvt. Ltd.
  99. NLSIU
  100. Nokia Mobile Phones
  101. Nokia Research Center
  102. Observer Research Found.
  103. Oghma Design
  104. Oracle India
  105. On Mobile 
  106. Payoda Technologies
  107. Paypal
  108. Peepal Design
  109. Peepal Tree Design
  110. Philips Design 
  111. Philips Electronic
  112. Pinstorm
  113. Pitta Pacific Consulting
  114. Progress Software
  115. Pramati Technologies
  116. PureIT
  117. Regency Hospital
  118. Samsung Design
  119. Samsung India Software
  120. Seedfunds
  121. SKM Design P. Ltd.
  122. SMI Senso-metric Inst.
  123. SMG Consulting
  124. SRISTHI
  125. Sristhi Labs
  126. Sristhi Institute of Design
  127. Sumtotal Systems
  128. Symbaosis Institute
  129. Tang Consulting
  130. Traget Corporation India
  131. Tavant Technologies
  132. TCS
  133. Texavi
  134. Textronics
  135. The Design Village
  136. Thomson
  137. Times Online Ltd
  138. TOBII
  139. Trina Systems
  140. Tringbee Solutions
  141. Travel Another India
  142. United Healthcare
  143. Upasana Design Studio
  144. UPA Chine
  145. User in Design
  146. USER Lab Asia
  147. Uttejna Technologies
  148. Vmware Software India
  149. Wipro Technologies
  150. Xerox Research
  151. Yahoo India
  152. Yasu Technologies
  153. Yodlee Infotech


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