7½ Lessons From Designyatra 2012
(This blog post originally appeared on danishfarhan.com by our CEO).
Back in Dubai after attending Kyoorius Designyatra 2012–an alarmingly inspiring event that bridges the divide between the popular irrelevance of design as a concept, and it’s real global impact. With speakers (some of whom I now call friends) as diverse as design heads of global conglomerates to rural revolutionaries of disruptive innovation, I expected little more than another event cheekily camouflaging itself behind the neocool corporate mantra of design thinking.
On the closing day, I was asked (yes, via Twitter) to share my thoughts on stage. It started out as a little list I scribbled (read: typed on my iPhone) minutes prior to finding myself before a thousand inspired minds. Humbled by several requests to share the list, I put forth my key 7½ take-aways from the event.
Courtesy of Arunachalam Muruganantham.
Courtesy of Nic Roope.
Don’t miss this great recap of the event by Jonathan Pimento, brilliant sketches by Kruttika Susarla and the Instagram feed on DesignYatra.comMore about Kyoorius Designyatra here. And lookup #kdy12 on Twitter & Instagram.