dFrost 2020 | National Institute of Design, Bangalore
DFROST 2020 - 21st and 22nd MARCH
Syntax of Senses

The connections we build with the world around us are entirely through our senses. All of our experiences and communication rely on this incredible web of perception. Our senses rarely work alone; they blend together in harmony to create memorable experiences.

We invite you to join us in understanding this Syntax of Senses, an incredible symposium of experiences that will change the way you see the world.

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About NID Bengaluru

National Institute of Design is internationally acclaimed as one of the finest educational and research institutions in the field of design. The Business Week, USA has listed NID as one of the top 25 European & Asian design programmes in the world. NID was declared an ‘Institution of National Importance’ by the Act of Parliament, by virtue of the National Institute of Design Act, 2014.

NID Bangalore, located in Peenya, one of the largest industrial zones in Asia, addresses the immediate need for an exclusive Design Research centre in the country, by fostering a creative design spirit, and sighting new opportunities and frontiers by leveraging NID's design acumen.

dTalks

dTalks is a platform that aims to bring you closer to the inner workings of the world of design. Experienced designers and young innovators, discussing their experiences, telling you the tips they wish they’d known before, and giving you the chance to share your own. We aim to push the limits of our imagination to keep pace with the growth around us.

Engage in panel discussions and talks that attempt to change your perspective and blend the boundaries between our different fields. The best solutions always seem to emerge from honest discussion and collaboration and, with dTalks.

dTalks is a platform that aims to bring you closer to the inner workings of the world of design. Experienced designers and young innovators, discussing their experiences, telling you the tips they wish they’d known before, and giving you the chance to share your own. We aim to push the limits of our imagination to keep pace with the growth around us.

Engage in panel discussions and talks that attempt to change your perspective and blend the boundaries between our different fields. The best solutions always seem to emerge from honest discussion and collaboration and, with dTalks.

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Curious Case of Button Masala

Anuj Sharma

Button Masala

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Drawing from Sounds

Saloni Sinha

Senior Visual Designer at Frog Studio

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TO BE UPDATED

Arun Vinayak

Head of Product and Co-Founding Partner - Ather Energy

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Designing a large scale social enterprise

Dhimant Parekh

Founder of The Better India & Karnival.com

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Anticipatory UX in the Age of AI

Rajesh Kumar

Founder & Chief Experience Officer, INKONIQ

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TO BE UPDATED

Arun Vinayak

Atlassian

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Design, Typography & Culture

Shiva Nallaperumal & Juhi Vishnani

Graphic & Type designers, Founders - November Studio

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Designing with a sense of social responsibility

Akash Chandan

Design & Research - Dunzo

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Pratap PR Topic

Pratap PR

Researcher at Google

dTalks

dLabs

dLabs is where bareboned ideas evolve into tangible products and solutions guided by the experience, skills, and ideas of industry experts from various domains. Attendees get to ideate on solutions across multiple realities and develop hands-on skills while taking it from the idea to a prototype

Design students and aspirants alike sign up for workshops where they’re exposed to a problem, some industry best practices and then provided on-the-job guidance by professionals from some of the leading firms in the Indian design space.

dLabs

dLabs is where learning comes to life. Workshops that expose you to problems and solutions that will remodel the way you think and help you find new approaches and hands-on-skills to help quick start your ideas and make them real. Sign up, it doesn’t get much better than this!

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A day in the life of User Researcher

Anshul Agarwal

Senior UX Researcher, LinkedIn

Learn how to take your user research knowledge from academia to corporate. Know the end-to-end corporate User research journey, right from scoping the project to implementing the insights, while managing stakeholders all the way.

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Creative Expression with Artificial Intelligence

Harshit Agarwal

AI & HCI Researcher

Explore the new, exciting and emerging field of expressing creatively with AI. Basic understanding of AI - what basic processes exist at a high level (classification, regression, generative and clustering algorithms). We'll cover what a basic neural network is and how it works- which have become the fundamental building blocks of most of AI today.

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Increasing Creativity through Poetry

Maitreyee Chowdhury

Poet and Writer

Maitreyee B Chowdhury is a Bangalore based poet and writer. She has three books to her credit, Maitreyee is an organiser of Bengaluru Poetry Festival, and poetry and fiction editor of The Bangalore Review, a literary journal.

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Crafting with Bamboo

C S Susanth

Head - Center for Bamboo Initiatives, National Institute of Design

C S Susanth is a faculty in the Design for Retail Experience and has worked on many projects in the areas of school furniture, coir composite furniture, bamboo products, and with various craft clusters in different parts of India.

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Basics of Identity Design

Pallavi Nopany

Graphic Designer

Pallavi has her design practice since 2012 and has done over 50 identity projects, many of which are successful brands in their space. The constant endeavour in work is to be able to connect with it emotionally and feel joy in interacting with the brands she creates.

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Make Garments without Stitching - Button Masala

Anuj Sharma

Designer, Button Masala

Anuj Sharma (NID) works mainly in areas of craft development and sustainability. He has previously shown collections internationally. He has come up with a unique method titled Button Masala, to construct clothes without any machine, tools or stitches.

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Designing habit and behaviour

Prateekshankar Dixit and Uditshankar Dixit

Designer -Curefit; Designer - Schneider Electric

How do we build for habit-forming products using behavioural science? Learn, debate and participate in various techniques that help shape stellar digital products.

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Introduction to pointed pen calligraphy

Aishwarya Kalgutkar

National Insitute of Design

A calligrapher & master's student at NID having experience in traditional handwritten scripts. Her focus lies in reviving the unique art of penmanship.

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UnDesigning for Social Change

Arhan Bezbora + Adhishree Parasnis

Co-founder + Senior Strategist, Co.labX + Studio Subu

What would it mean to unravel patterns of the past and co-create a new future? Join us as we employ a range of tools to explore the hidden dimensions of everyday life and cultivate the ability to UnDesign for Social Change.

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Cinema4D - a (4th Dimensional) Primer

Suraj Barthy

Senior Interaction Designer - Zolo Stays

Suraj Barthy is a designer, artist, and musician. He is a champion of Personal Projects and runs his life on the mantra ‘Learn Something New Every Day’. Having gained recognition for his Everyday Art project which has crossed 1500+ days and going strong, he makes art, music and motion graphics that elevate and celebrate life and living.

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dSpace

dGallery
dStall
All part of our multisensory extravaganza, food is the only experience that engages all your sense organs. dStalls treats you to mouthwatering snacks and deliciously tempting goodies brought to you by the aspiring designers of NID Bangalore themselves.
dGallery
dStore
What’s a show like ours without some one-of-a-kind retail therapy? Browse through creations you won’t find anywhere else at dStore, and take home some great pieces of design. Take back a momento, a little delight for you or your loved ones!
dGallery
dGallery
NID Bangalore is a beautiful mish mash of interdisciplinary explorations and projects. With dGallery, we give you access to our entire hotpot of creativity and all of our unique understandings of the human experience and what we can do for it.
dGallery
dStage
Come and find yourself enthralled by our music and performance, a treat for your eyes and ears. dStage is our ground for expression, specially put together just for you.

Schedule

21st March 2020
(Saturday)
dLabs
10:00 - 13:00
A day in the life of User Researcher
Anshul Agarwal
10:00 - 13:00
Increasing creativity through poetry
Maitreyee Chowdhury
10:00 - 13:00
Crafting with bamboo
C S Susanth
14:00 - 17:00
Basics of Identity Design
Pallavi Nopany
14:00 - 17:00
Crafting with bamboo
C S Susanth
14:30 - 17:00
Make Garments without Stitching
Anuj Sharma
dTalks
17:30 - 18:00
Curious case of Button Masala
Anuj Sharma
18:00 - 18:30
TO BE UPDATED
Speaker
18:30 - 19:00
Design, Typography & Culture
Shiva Nallaperumal & Juhi Vishnani
19:00 - 19:30
TO BE UPDATED
Speaker
19:30 - 20:00
TO BE UPDATED
Speaker
22nd March 2020
(Sunday)
dLabs
10:00 - 13:00
Designing habit & behaviour
Prateekshankar Dixit & Uditshankar dixit
10:00 - 13:00
Creative Expression with Artificial Intelligence
Harshit Agarwal
10:00 - 13:00
Introduction to pointed pen calligraphy
Aishwarya Kalgutkar
14:00 - 17:00
UnDesigning for social change
Arhan Bezbora & Adhishree Parasnis
14:00 - 17:00
Cinema4D - a (4th Dimensional) Primer
Suraj Barthy
dTalks
17:30 - 18:00
Drawing from sounds
Saloni Sinha
18:00 - 18:30
Anticipatory UX in the Age of AI
Rajesh Kumar
18:30 - 19:00
Designing with a sense of social responsibility
Akash Chandan
19:00 - 19:30
Designing a large scale social enterprise
Dhimant Parekh

Schedule

Register now

For Students
Entry to the festival for a period of 2 days
Timings: 9:00 am - 10:00pm
Access to dStall, dTalks, dStore, dGallery
Price for dLabs is separate
Contact us for group registrations
4th March - 15th March 2020
Early-bird Pass
Use promo code: DSTUD
16th March - 22th March
Regular Pass
For Professionals
Entry to the festival for a period of 2 days
Timings: 9:00 am - 10:00pm
Access to dStall, dTalks, dStore, dGallery
Price for dLabs is separate
Contact us for group registrations
4th March - 15th March 2020
Early-bird Pass
Use promo code: DPRO
16th March - 22th March
Regular Pass

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