IXDA in Bangalore

24 Jul 2007 - 5:36am
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sudhindra
2004

Hello All,

I have recently relocated to Bangalore and have joined Human Factors here.
When I went thru some archived posts, I saw an IXDA F2F in Bangalore. Need
to know if this is an organised event or has stopped now... Please also let
me know if there are members here who are located in Bangalore/visit
Bangalore often

Sudhindra

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24 Jul 2007 - 6:07am
Meghna Bhatt
2006

Hello Sudhindra,

Good to see you here!

I am based in Bangalore. Am a Web Technologist and work for Cypress
Semiconductor.

Cheers
Meghna

24 Jul 2007 - 6:20am
Suman Paul
2007

Hi Sudhindra,

This is Suman, I stay at bangalore. This is my first post though at IXDA
:)

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24 Jul 2007 - 6:39am
Suresh JV
2004

Hi Bangalore Members,

Good time you asked Sudhindra. I was thinking about an IXDA F2F Bangalore
for some time and was in touch with group moderator about the same. Those
who are interested, just ping me off the list and we can take if forward
from there and work out the modalities.

Ping here: Suresh JV <cre8tvt at gmail.com>
Call me: +91 98867 95163

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24 Jul 2007 - 9:34am
Raminder Oberoi
2007

Hi,

This is Sini Oberoi - I am an Information Architect - Designer at McCaan
Worldgroup in New York. It would be nice to visit an IxDA event in
Bangalore. Please keep me posted. Thanks!

--
Raminder Oberoi
sinioberoi at gmail.com

24 Jul 2007 - 11:46pm
Pushkar Nagwekar
2007

hi,

This is Pushkar Nagwekar, I have done masters in Interaction design from
IDII + Domus, Milano, currently based in Mumbai. It would be great to have
IxDA event in india.

looking forward to meet you soon.

Pushkar Nagwekar
Experience designer
0091 9867661391
http://pushkar.wordpress.com/

25 Jul 2007 - 7:39am
Dave Malouf
2005

Pushkar,

That's a great idea!

I think though part of what needs to happen to get there is making
sure that there are enough leaders in India who can work together to
put such an event together.

Right now there are no local leaders in India (though it seems
Bangalore might cook up soon). Pune and Mumbai groups don't really
exist any more.

How do you feel about just starting a group in Mumbai and see if
there is a critical mass that you can create from there? There are
definitely the numbers of IxD practitioners in India to support such
an endeavor, you just need to have a large enough support system in
place.

Basically, there is nothing really stopping such an event from
happening in India, in Europe, in E. Asia, Latin America, or
Australia (hmm? Antarctica might not be a good idea).

One idea to start small would be to create an unconference (BarCamp
like event). Less planning necessary around the program and you get
to just concentrate on logistics, which can really be focused down to
a much smaller group of people.

If you can imagine it, and strategize it and then make it happen,
there is nothing that IxDA would want more!

-- dave

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26 Jul 2007 - 12:23am
keyur sorathia
2007

Hi friends,

I am Keyur and i am a student of Interaction Design from IDII+Domus Academy,
Milano, Italy.
For two months i am in Mumbai for a project of Nokia.
It would be great to be a part of IXDA events.
It would be a nice opportunity to organise events and meet new people.

Keyur.

26 Jul 2007 - 12:55am
Navneet Nair
2004

Hi Dave

There is a local SigCHI chapter in Bangalore that has been pretty active in
the recent past, you can see the site here:
http://chibangalore.mypublicsquare.com/

Also this weekend there is a Bangalore Barcamp (unfortunately I'm not
attending) and it does have a UI collective:
http://barcampbangalore.org/wiki/BCB4_Collectives#User_Interface_Design_.26_Usability_Collective

Having an IxD focussed un-conference would be a great idea... let's see if
we can work out something like that here...

Cheers
Navneet

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26 Jul 2007 - 6:39am
Pushkar Nagwekar
2007

hi,

Starting an IxDA group is very exciting idea(I never thought about it).
Today morning was talking to Keyur about the idea of starting a group here.
Events like unconferences would be a great idea to start with a small group
of IxD practioners.

Pushkar

26 Jul 2007 - 12:32am
Kunal Kapoor
2007

People,

I think the next step for us is to write down (maybe) a 5 point agenda of
what we want to achieve through this set up in Bangalore.

These could include -

Publications

Presentations

Standardize a few things, which could be utilized as a guideline for all the
User Experience / Usability folks

Create awareness of Usability in India (maybe give a few 'talks' / seminars
in colleges in Bangalore)

IxDA discussion (which we are already indulging in)

Sincerely,

Kunal.

26 Jul 2007 - 6:10am
Prachi Sakhardande
2007

I work for MphasiS, Mumbai as an Information Architect in the Usability
Engineering Practice. Looking forward to meeting up other IXDians in Mumbai.

Many of my collegues here are also on this list - I think we can have a
decent quorum if we plan to meet up:)

Regards
Prachi

27 Jul 2007 - 1:19am
keyur sorathia
2007

Hi Prachi,

Meeting up would be really a good idea.
>From this we will be able to meet many new designers.
I had a word with Pushkar and it would be a nice opportunity to start new
things here in India for IXDA.
It would be great if we can arrange some sort of gathering.

Keyur.

27 Jul 2007 - 4:41am
Sushma, Sudhir ...
2005

Hi, I am Sushma Sudhir. I work for Honeywell, Bangalore as a user
centered design practitioner.
It would indeed be great to have a meet up and plan how we can take this
further.

27 Jul 2007 - 6:53am
Dave Malouf
2005

It appears that things are hot in Mumbai and Bangalore.

I suggest that someone from each city organize the list of names that
stood up in this city and email them about a date and time and
location for a first meeting.

Then, send an invite to everyone in the world to show up and see what
happens.

Creating that first event is always fun, and is usually pretty easy.

Then after that maybe the two cities can communicate with each other
about what it would mean to do something more nationally like an
unconference/barcamp.

But it really sounds like you are on your way in both cities.

I can't wait to hear reports.

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27 Jul 2007 - 7:05am
Suman Paul
2007

I agree with kunal, but may not be at a very large scale, but we might
start by sharing knowledge at first.
maybe a links db, a wiki, or some platform where we can share what we come
accress in our work.
Working in India might have it's own unique issues ... that might not be
same in other parts of the world.

Suman Kalyan Paul

27 Jul 2007 - 8:12am
Anush Shetty
2007

On 7/27/07, Suman Paul <suman.paul at tcs.com> wrote:
>
> I agree with kunal, but may not be at a very large scale, but we might
> start by sharing knowledge at first.
> maybe a links db, a wiki, or some platform where we can share what we come
> accress in our work.
> Working in India might have it's own unique issues ... that might not be
> same in other parts of the world.
>
>
+1

-
Anush

1 Aug 2007 - 12:59am
keyur sorathia
2007

Hello Friends,

I am Keyur Sorathia.I am a student of Interaction Design In Domus
Academy+Interaction Design Institute Ivrea.
As we had a discussion (in IXDA list) about setting up a group and meeting
each other in Mumbai.
It would be great if we can meet this weekend (if you people are not loaded
with work).

Let us decide if we can meet up so we can decide the time and place
accordingly.

One more thing,
As you are in this field you might know other people related to this field,
so it would be great if you can invite other people
I am right now working for Nokia in IIT Mumbai and I know students of
interaction design here, so I will also invite them.

I would also like to invite other friends of Bangalore and also all over
India.

Thank you.

Keyur

1 Aug 2007 - 1:25am
Jonathan Dmello
2007

Hey Guys
I\'m Jonathan, a UI developer at Pinstorm, the marketing technology company.
i think the idea of setting up a community and getting to know each other is a great idea.

2 Aug 2007 - 12:12am
sajid saiyed
2005

Hi,
I am Interaction Designer working with Philips Design, PHILIPS in
Pune.

I would be defenitely interested in creating an active group
(Pune-Mumbai is not that far apart).

For the conference, can we think about what India can offer uniquely
in terms of learning to the IXDA community? I think there will be
Interaction Designers who would be interested to know about Indian or
Asian users, their online behaviour patterns, their personas.

Maybe something to do with how unintended uses of certain
technologies happen, how literally challenged people interpret
product interfaces......

Since we have such a diverse culture, I am throwing ideas for
discussion.

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2 Aug 2007 - 3:58am
keyur sorathia
2007

Hi all,

I agree with Suman.
It is nice to have an informal meeting where we can know each other.
Then we can decide what to do further more.

Lets decide the perfect place, date and time (sorry i don know anything in
mumbai, so i will not be able help in finding a good place to meet).

Waiting for your reply.

Keyur.

2 Aug 2007 - 5:50am
Suman Paul
2007

I remember one video in Google Tech Talk, delivered by some eminent
professor from Madras University or IIT (I don't remember exactly)
His team developed an ATM that is much cheaper than present one we use for
use in villages. In course of time they had to face a very strange
situation, an ATM will not work with soiled notes, but in village there is
a stong believe that if a note is not soiled it's fake :) They actually
solved taht by enabling the ATM to work even on soiled notes.

The idea is, Sajid have bring in a very interesting topic, how literally
chalanged people interact with a product. Anybody remember... NIIT's, Hole
in the Wall project, and their findings. Anybody have them? They must have
found out interesting facts how village people react to tech.

regards
suman

2 Aug 2007 - 5:56am
Anush Shetty
2007

On 8/2/07, Suman Paul <suman.paul at tcs.com> wrote:
>
> I remember one video in Google Tech Talk, delivered by some eminent
> professor from Madras University or IIT (I don't remember exactly)
> His team developed an ATM that is much cheaper than present one we use for
> use in villages. In course of time they had to face a very strange
> situation, an ATM will not work with soiled notes, but in village there is
> a stong believe that if a note is not soiled it's fake :) They actually
> solved taht by enabling the ATM to work even on soiled notes.

Its Rakesh Jhunjunwala from IIT-M Tenet Group.
-
A

2 Aug 2007 - 6:36am
keyur sorathia
2007

Non-literacy is one emerging topic in some countries like India, China,
Nigeria, Africa etc.

I am working on designing mobile phones for non-literate poeple for "Nokia".
I am doing some user studies related to
- their interaction of mobile phones
- phone sharing
- problems in interaction
- possible solutions

Though there is motorolla "motofone" specially designed for illiterate and
semi literate people.

Cheers,
Keyur.

20 Sep 2007 - 8:26pm
baruag
2007

Hi all..
I am Gaurabh Mathure, currently running a design studio in Bangalore
- Desolve Strategic Design and consulting for Nokia Design India. I
have graduated from Domus Academy in 2005 and have worked with a an
technology solutions provider in India and then Samsung Design Europe
(London) before coming back to India to pursue my own practice.
I would definitely like to catchup with any enthusiastic interaction
designers who are in Bangalore and organize regular meetups for the
same.
Cheers!

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21 Sep 2007 - 6:38am
Dave Malouf
2005

Hi Gaurabh, there is an existing face 2 face group ... Info is here:
http://gamma.ixda.org/discuss.php?post=19235&search=bangalore

Enjoy!

-- dave

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21 Sep 2007 - 7:14am
Navneet Nair
2004

Hi Gaurabh

We also had a dCamp last weekend:
http://www.socialtext.net/dcamp/index.cgi?dcampbangalore

Do stay tuned, there is an event happening for World Usability Day next,
will be posting more details as and when they emerge...

Cheers
Navneet

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21 Sep 2007 - 9:47am
keyur sorathia
2007

I wish i could have attended the Dcamp.

Keyur.

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