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Design Your Smart City

The “Delhi Design Festival”  (DDF- is a new initiative by USID Foundation (Universal, Sustainable , Inclusive Design for social change to Celebrate Design & Design Thinking with a mission to create a DESIGN AGENDA to support quality and sustainable urban experience. “DESIGN your SMART CITY” conference, is the opening event of DDF and is scheduled from Feb 23rd  to 25th, 2018 at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. 

The conference will deliberate “How Design can be a key driver to manifest and deliver on the Smart City concept in the form of envisioning Product, Services, Systems, Experiences  and Interactions between city and citizens - in sum the Quality & Sustainable Urban Experience”. 

The conference will also discuss the Urban Experience under, but not limited to following sub themes:

  • Urban Mobility and Accessibility
  • Public Service Delivery
  • Environment, Consumption and Waste Management
  • Shelter, Public Places, Communities and Culture
  • Visitors and Tourist Experience
  • Design Enabled IoT, ICT and Digital Technology for Urban Experience

The conference will also include a day long Design Thinking &  Co-Creation Workshop on Urban Challenges on Feb 24th , 2018 at IHC to offer a very intense, collaborative and interactive engagement between Municipal Leaders and Senior Designers (including Product, Service, System, Experience, Interaction, Communication Designers and Urban Planners  etc.) and also other participants representing technology, business, social and development domains.  The Workshop will apply Human-Centric approach and Design Thinking and Systems Thinking methodology used by design professionals, to work on specific challenges presented by city/municipal leaders in a collaborative and co-creation workshop format with them.

DDF is targeting professionals across  Service Design, Experience Design, Branding, Visual Communication, Interaction, Social, Urban Planning, Architecture, and Industry, Associations, Institutions, Policy Makers, Implementing agencies, development organisation, NGO's, etc. 

  • If you dream and aspire to design your City
  • If you yearn to design for Quality and Sustainable Urban Experience
  • If you want to know what the design opportunities are in the Smart Cities Mission
  • If you would like to become acquainted with the challenges Municipal Commissioners and Urban Planners deal with & interact with them first hand
  • If you want to know how they civic administrators see design and what they expect from the design profession in solving problems
  • If you want to hear success stories related to Urban Experience and the designers/creators behind those successes
  • If you want to interact, engage, network and be part of the Smart City and design fraternity
  • If you want to learn how human-centric approach of design helps in creating better products, services, systems and environments.

Delhi Design Festival’s “Design Your Smart City” is for you, Come and be part of unique, exciting and engaging conversations, actions and demonstrations around how design can manifest and deliver to the Smart Cities and to Quality & Sustainable Urban Experience

The Registration for the event are open at

If you have any query or questions please email us or call at +91 9866237620