World Usability Day 2019, Kolkata, India | Designing for the Future we want ("Design Kolkata" collaborating with IDF and WUD)

OYO Townhouse 011, Esplanade.
Plot No. 5A, Sudder St, near Fire Brigade, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016. Kolkata West Bengal 700016
Time zone:
(UTC +05:30) Kolkata
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This is an IDF Local Group meet-up

  • Attendance is free
  • You do not have to be a member of the IDF to attend

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Meet-up description

“Design Kolkata” in collaboration with “Interaction Design Foundation (IDF)” & “World Usability Day 2019” brings to you the first ever meet & greet session in the heart of the city of joy!

Come, be a part of it & let us all help our city design better…


Hi, Designers in Kolkata! Let's meet to celebrate the World Usability Day 2019 with the theme “Design for the Future we want”. Along with this we’d share our thoughts and experiences in designing great experience, and network with one another.

Design has a huge influence on people’s lives. What we design today can have a lasting impact on the world. Let’s use this year’s theme, “Design for the Future We Want”, to focus our work to improve the world through better experiences and create a better future together.

This year’s theme was inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals, set by the United Nations (UN). These 17 goals on the 2030 agenda provide a roadmap to a more peaceful and prosperous future for all.

As usability professionals, our work is moving us closer to a certain future. Whether the progress towards it is intentionally or unintentionally created, or whether that future is tomorrow, next month, or several years down the line – we are all heading towards endpoints of our own creation. This begs the question – What kind of future are we designing for?


A brief agenda for the session:

  • Meet & Greet: Introducing each other and the initiative.
  • Keynote Speaker: Anannya Bhowmik, Frog Design
  • Announcement of Logo Design Competition for “Design Kolkata” & Prize ceremony.
  • I Like, I Wish: Grab the opportunity to tell us what you liked and didn’t like about the session, also do share your ideas.
  • What’s Next: What’s the next thing you’d like to do? Share your open thoughts with us.


Date: November 16, 2019.

Venue: OYO Townhouse 011, Esplanade, Plot No. 5A, Sudder St, near Fire Brigade, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016.

Timing: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Registration: INR 100 / As you Wish for us all to do good for the city.


Here are the public links for you to refer & register:

World Usability Day 2019 | Kolkata Chapter

Interaction Design Foundation | Kolkata Chapter:

8 IDF members (and some non-members) are attending:

Meet-up discussion

Hi all! Please use this discussion thread to discuss World Usability Day 2019: Designing for the Future we want (IDF & WUD collaboration) held on Nov 16, 2019. Feel free to ask questions about the place, date and time, agenda of the meeting, or anything else.

It was a great initiative. Thank you

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