UX Café

The UX Café is an informal forum where HCI community from diverse streams of research, design, development, strategy and academics come together to showcase their best work and talk about their successes and failures and learn from each other.

Selected Presenters

  • Design Thinking/Design journey at SAP
    Lakshman Pachinila (SAP Labs)

    Lakshman is the Chief Consultant at SAP and his current area of work is on Strategy, Design and Innovation. He started and scaled up the Design Thinking initiative for SAP in India to build a robust Community of Practice. As a Design and Innovation Strategist, he has been driving ‘end-to-end’ Innovation projects for SAP and their global customers.

  • Quantifying Creativity for Modern Workplaces
    Sujath Asad Ali Junaid
  • Engaging Youth Through Popular Music to Restore Rightful Ownership of Data.
    Dani Kalarikalayil Raju, Jose Kalarikalayil Raju and Aparna Kulkarni
  • Informatica Connector Toolkit
    Rejeeb Mohammed
  • Headway– a collaborative Guide to Cancer Survivors
    Hrudaya Veena Yanamandala
  • UX for Healthcare
    Abhimanyu Kulkarni (Philips Design)
  • Co-Designing Healthcare in Channapatna.
    Arjun Harish Rao and Mahima Chandak

    Mahima-"Having started my journey as a Visual Arts Graduate, I'm currently pursuing Human Centered Design at Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology. I identify as a Meticulous Planner, Stationery Enthusiast and Art & Design Geek. A humanitarian, I constantly look out for ways to implement my skills and capabilities to social causes” Arjun- "Engineer turned Designer, my interests lie in creating sustainable solutions for rural communities. Apart from design, I play the guitar, dabble in music production and practice yoga."

  • Capturing the moment, Researching wearables)
    Durgaprasad Yemula, (Peepal Design)

    Durgaprasad is the Co-founder & CEO of PeepalDesign, one of India’s largest UX Research consultancies. Durga is a passionate advocate for the user and believes that the best way to achieve this is by getting all stakeholders to participate in User Research activities. An MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, he brings over 20 years of experience in designing user experiences for enterprise software. Before starting PeepalDesign, he was leading the Ux efforts at SAP Labs India, for SAP Business ByDesign and SAP Business Objects.

  • Voice Augmented Experiences
    Satheesh, (SlangLabs)
  • Challenges in running a design studio in India
    Anil, (Lollypop Designs)
  • Making Data Visualization Effective
    Hemanth Kumar Anumandla

Track 01- UX Challenger

New and Innovative
Emerging trends, path breaking concepts and ideas that push the envelope

Track 02- UX Ninja

Tools and Methodologies
Discovered a software that changed the way you worked? A methodology that helped generate order out of chaos? Share your experiences of tools and techniques that have helped you scale, optimize or changed the way you work. *Please note: Submissions under this track should offer an honest perspective on your experience and not recommend any software based on any commercial interests

Track 03- UX Champion

Success and Failure - Case studies

This track is for the “Doers” – people who roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty on the field. Demonstrate case studies that pushed you to think out of the box, take risks and solve old problems in a new way. We welcome you to talk about your successes and more importantly learning through failure, so we may all grow together as one.

Track 04- UX Leader

Design Leaders

You have been there, done that and now you help others tread the path of success. If you have managed or mentored a design team or made a difference to how design is perceived in the organisations, this is the forum to share your story. We invite you to inspire and lead the way for the next wave of change!

Track 05- UX Catalyst

Academia + Industry collaboration

Stories of collaborative innovation, how you leveraged each other’s strengths and what you learnt from the process

Format for submissions

This is a presentation only track. You do not need to submit any papers. You can submit your presentations under the following two categories

  1. Long presentations [20 mins including Q&A]
  2. Short presentations [15 mins including Q & A]

Submission link: Easy chair

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission: Closed
  • Full Submissions: Closed
  • Dec 10: Intimation of shortlisted talks
  • 16-18 December 2018: India HCI 2018, Bangalore


Atul Manohar

Prachi Sakhardande