Pre-conference workshops (Thursday 18 – Saturday 19 March)

A number of location-based workshops will take place in and around Delhi before Doors 8.


      PCW 01 Nomadic Banquet (Debra Solomon)
      PCW 02 How to VJ (Juha Huuskonen)
      PCW 03 Open Source Architecture
      PCW 04 Techniques of Guerilla Ethnography(Jan Chipchase)
      PCW 07 Social Robots (Roger Ibars,
      PCW 09 Market Cultures of Delhi (Jogi Panghaal)

You have to register for Doors 8 first to be eligible to take part. Participation is free (once you have registered). An equal number of places is available for Indian and international delegates.

Sunday 20 March

India Habitat Centre

18.00         Meet and Greet for incoming international delegates

10.00         Workshop: The design of services in emerging economies

This pre-conference workshop for business and service design professionals will explore emerging opportunities for future technology products and services. Specialists in user research, technology creation, entrepreneurship, and design, will discuss emerging economy contexts, including India, with the aim of mapping areas where new technology platforms coincide with emerging market needs.

The workshop begins with briefings on the contexts and challenges in emerging economies. These presentations include case studies concerning the implementation of technology platforms in selected domains. These introductions are followed by three parallel sessions in which combinations of technology and service are explored for:

(i)   Mobile phones and education
(ii)  Peer-created media sharing and home entertainment
(iii) Printing and retail healthcare

Each group will include a facilitator, a visual designer, and a transcriber, who will take care of documenting and presenting the the outcomes of the parallel sessions to the group as a whole at the end of the workshop. 

How to Participate?

The workshop is for heads of product development and strategy, usability researchers, ethnographers, product marketing executives, design managers, and business analysts. If you are interested in joining this workshop, please contact Uma Chandrasekharan at

When and Where?

The Emerging economy workshop will take place on Sunday 20 of March, at the Amaltas, India Habitat Centre, in New Delhi.


11.00 Session I Context briefings and case studies
      o EDGE networks'  (Gaurav Sobti, Airtel)
      o 'The next 10%'   (Tony Salvador, Intel)
      o 'Photography'  (Girish Prabhu, HP)
      o Case Study: Bridge It
      o Case Study: Mobile Devices for Education

12.30  Lunch Break

1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Session II: Explorations
      Track 1: Mobile Phones and Education
      Track 2: Peer-Created Media Sharing and Home Entertainment
      Track 3: Printing and Retail Health Care

3.30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Session III: Presentation of outcomes
6.00 p.m. Informal networking. Informal reception for international delegates to Doors 8.

Monday 21 March   (Plenary Sessions At Habitat Center)

Session A              Introductions
11.00       Aditya Dev Sood
11.15       John Thackara
11.40       Jogi Panghaal

Session B       Redesigning ‘development’

12.00       Ezio Manzini
12.20       Solomon Benjamin
12.40       Chris Downs and Ben Reason
13.00       Panel: + Walter Amerika + Bas de Leeuw
1300-1430   Lunch

Session C : The street as a site of innovcation
14.30       Tim Tompkins (20’)
14.50       David Burney (20’)
15.10       Laurent Gutierrez et Valérie Portefaix (20’)
15.30       Tea 

Session D: Architecture as old media
16.00       Marco Susani (20’)
16.20       Usman Haque (20’)
16.40       Ashok Sukuraman (20’)
17.00       Panel: Aditya Dev Sood
19.00h     Opening Used In India Exhibit Opening (Habitat Center)

Tuesday 22 March
Plenary Sessions At Habitat Center

Session E              Street As Site Of Innovation (continued)
09.30       Stefan Magdalinski (20’)
09.50       Debra Solomon (20’)
10.10       Tilly Blyth (20’)
10.25      Panel: Jogi Panghaal + Jan Chipchase + Juhu + Roger Ibars
10.40-11.15       Coffee

Session F             Social Research + Design
11.15       Younghee Jung (20’)
11.30       Tony Salvador (20’)
11.45       Rakhi Rajani (20’)
12.00       Panel: + Garrick Jones
12.30-14.00       Lunch

Session G             Open Welfare | Designing Citizen Services
14:00       Jennie Winhall  (20’)
14.20       Hugo Manassei and + Chris Dowse (15’)
14.35       Nesta project 1 (10’)
14.45       Nesta project 2 (10’)
14.55       Nesta project 3 (10’)
15.05       Nesta project 4 (10’)
15.15       Tea

Session H        Money as Middleware | Social Innovation Middleware
15.45       Margrit Kennedy
16.05       Sunil Abraham

Session I             Sharing Design Knowledge  
16.30       Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia
16.50       Francois Jegou & Alok Nandi
17.10       Honeybee Network
17.30       Panel: + Derrick de Kerckhove + Pooja Sood 
18.00       End of session

20.00-23.00       Bangalore Badarpur Border,
Bangalore Badarpur Border, curated by Pooja Sood at the Apeejay Media Gallery, explores the myths, landscape and imagery of Bombay. It features the work of Shaina Anand, (from Mumbai, trained in film in New  York); Ashok Sukumaran (from Simla, trained in architecture in Delhi, and in Media Art in Los Angeles); Mukul Patel, sound artist and dj from London, and cofounder of

Wednesday 23 March
Habitat Center
10.00-16.00       SOCIAL INNOVATION SALON, Design research projects from around the world

10.00-1400       PROJECT CLINICS

PC 01: Nesta Health Guides

PC 02: Live|Work: Car Sharing Project

PC 03: Emude
      Honeybee Network

Project Clinic Doctors
Doctor I: Luca Mortara (Italy)
Doctor II: Chris Dowse (UK, NHS)
Doctor III: Geetha Narajan (Srishti)
Doctor IV: Andrew Chitty,Illumina
Doctor VI: Cameron Sinclair, Architecture for Humanity

10.00h-13.00       SERVICE DESIGN NOTATION

François Jégou and Joëlle Liberman, together with Ezio Manzini, will lead a discussion of two questions: how can we most effectively represent a service design solution –m using mapping, story-boarding, video-sketching or what techniques? And, how best shall we use the previous notation systems to enhance dialogue with users, and enhance strategic conversation with stakeholders? The workshop will be based on the presentation of different notation formats (Design_Direction; System_Map; Ad_Poster; Offering_Diagram; Interaction_Table etc…). Two case studies will be shown: HiCS solution oriented partnership for food delivery; and Sustainable Everyday.

14.00-17.00       Open Space Collaboratory
Umakant Soni will facilitate a participatory experiment in collaborative design across space, time, cultures and learnings. As organizations become increasingly mobile, project   teams are getting dispersed in space, time and cultures. Collaboration between such teams is both a challenge and huge opportunity.  The session organizers tried out such an experiments, with a real life complicated problem and participants from 3 different continents dispersed in different time zones participated, to evolve a solution. The experiment used FLE3 to collaborate.  Learning‚s from the session, gave directions with regards to how can such an approach can succeed and where limitations still lie. The various workarounds that people are adopting and conception of one such dream tool that would allow easy idea generation, sharing and tracking leading to creative teams.

Marko Ahtisaari & Joichi Ito + guests.

2100h-       The Doors of Perception Party
Mukul Patel curates the sound, and Juha Huuskonen (aka Juhuu) from Helsinki, media theorist and master vj, showcases the results of his pre-conference workshop, How to VJ. Also DJing are the bandish Projekt from Ahmedabad. Other Indian and international artists will participate. If you are not already raving after all the content of the previous days, you will, here.

Thursday 24 March

Rest Day or
Trips to Taj Mahal And Red Fort (arrange direct with travel agent)  or
Trips to “Delhi: The Other Side” (to be announced)

Friday 25 March

Project meetings (as announced by project leaders)

Saturday 26 March

Bhang Brunch: Holi Party In Asola