Welcome!

Design Evenings is a group that fosters and celebrates creative communities.

We meet twice a month and discuss design, solve a problem, or just hang out with other designers.

We invite designers, innovators, and thinkers from all disciplines to join us.

2015 Partnerships!

The Design Evenings team is excited to announce some partnerships in 2015!

Design Summit

designsummitDesign Summit in Hyderabad brings together designers, creators, and entrepreneurs for a celebration of the achievements of the design community in India. Expect less of a conference and more of a festival!

Register here: http://designsummit.in/ticket.html and join us on March 11th.


Meta Refresh

metarefresh HasGeek continues to engage with Design Evenings as a community partner. Watch out for more information about a Meta Refresh pre-event.

Meta Refresh is a conference on the construction of the user experience on the web. This year’s edition is on 16 & 17 April 2015.

If you haven’t already done so, buy your tickets here: https://in.explara.com/beta/meta-refresh. It’s well worth it!


Rosenfeld Media

RosenfeldRosenfeld has created a coupon for Design Evenings that provides a 20% discount on any of their books! Use: DEHYD2015.

Rosenfeld Media provides deep user experience design expertise in the formats you need: 20 books, over 50 workshops, and consulting from dozens of the field’s top experts. http://rosenfeldmedia.com

Please thank them on Twitter at: @rosenfeldmedia

 

Happy New Year!

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Hello friends,

Here’s wishing everyone a happy, creative, and fulfilling 2015!

We managed to do quite a bit last year. The Design Evening community grew to almost 300 members, we had events every month, met new folk, and learnt new stuff!

If you couldn’t join us, we began the year with several learning-through-doing sessions where we solved grassroots or open-source design problems. We changed course a little and went back to basics to bring some of our newer design buddies along.

We have a lot planned for the year! Before we kick it off though, we figured a small celebrations is in order. So, the first session of the year is “Design & Daaru” (aka Design Happy Hour)

We hope you can join us to hang out with old friends, meet new ones, and navigate your 2015 design journey with other creatives.

Please RSVP and we hope to see you there.

Please RSVP!

WHEN: Thursday, January 15th. 5pm onwards
WHERE: Heart Cup, Jubilee Hills

Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors there will be some free goodies at the event!

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Dec 13: More about Ordering Disorder

Creative friends!

We’re meeting on Saturday, December 13th to discuss Ordering Disorder. It’s a session dedicated grids and layout!

We have two awesome speakers lined up for the event!

  • Arpan Chinta will provide an overview of grids in web layout and how to work within and outside of them. Learn from experience and learn through examples.
  • Jai Undurti will be speaking about panel breakdowns in comic books. How does one break up the action in a page into discrete panels/images; also some context on translating script into a coherent visual narrative.

Space is limited, so please RSVP!

Please RSVP!

As with any design evening, the event is full of dialog, discussions, and learning from each other. So, come join us with your examples and stories of what has worked and not in your lives!

 

More about our speakers:

Arpan been designing & developing web applications for more than 9 years. He now specialize in cross-device Responsive Web Design and Web application accessibility. Arpan is a designer at Uncommon. https://twitter.com/arpancjJai helped start Every City is a Story, which is a unique city-centric graphic storytelling initiative. His current projects include “The Robots of Dharma”, a series set in a dystopian India. His interests include Science-Fiction, chess and writing on travel.
He is the creative director of Syenagiri, a boutique pre-production house.

 

 

Dec 13: Ordering Disorder

Earlier this year we decided to go back to basics for a little while!

Join us for the last Design Evening session of the year, where we wrap up  our Visual Design 101 series with a discussion about grids in print & web layout.

As always, you’ll also have the opportunity to mingle and network with other creatives, eat some yummy snacks, and get your creative juices flowing!

Please RSVP and see you soon!

Here are some pictures from our previous sessions:

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Exciting announcements!

Hello design buddies,

Here are two exciting announcements from Design Evenings!

Next Design Evening

On Nov 22nd at 3:00 pm we are talking about Visual Design. We’ll be discussing colour theory, layouts, and typography. We will also spend a bunch of time exploring sites we find inspiring or exciting!

Register for Design Evening

Startup Weekend Hyderabad

Design Evening members get a discount for the Startup Weekend event!

Join us at Startup Weekend Hyderabad: build skills, meet incredible people, and launch successful startups.

Register for Startup Weekend

Non-designers: Use SWDE for 30% discount
Designers: 
Use SWDESIGN for 40% for all the designers

Don’t forget to sign up for the newsletter and like us on Facebook for more regular updates.

 

DE update

Hyderabad

We are moving to a bi-monthly format. Yep, get your creative juices flowing twice a month! Don’t forget to sign up for announcements and RSVP for future events!

Here’s the schedule for the next couple months:

  • October 18: Screening of Objectified & Design Case Studies
  • November 1st: UX Clinic
  • November 15th: Visual Design + your faves

Bangalore

DE Bangalore is thriving and meet weekly at Collab.House! Their next meeting is tomorrow, Sept 25th. Find out more on Facebook.

 

Bangalore Design Evenings

Bangalore Design Evenings are broad by design – the goal of these recurring weekly meets is to enable interactive discussions and allow Designers as well as Design Enthusiasts to learn from each other in real time.

In addition to discovering new Innovation Paradigms and hearing stories that inspire – these evenings are meant to serve interdisciplinary professionals who wouldn’t normally cross paths to meet, collaborate and learn about what their peers are doing across the city.

Bangalore Design Evenings core collective comprises of Kavita Arora and Venkatesh Bilvam. Get in touch on Facebook.

Bangalore: Sept 25th

Our Agenda for Thursday 25th September, 2014 is as follows:
1. Social Design: A pitch on how and why we should participate in the Human Centered Design course offering by Open-IDEO
2. We will conclude our evening with a quick brainstorming for the next topics to be discussed in the weeks to come!

Book Review: The Design of Everyday Things

Welcome to the first book review session at Design Evening! Like we decided last time, we are mixing it up a bit.

Many formats, many leaders, lot’s of learning, and loads of fun!

Join us on September 20th when Tarun Ayitham and Amit Mishra will present core concepts from The Design of Everyday Things (Don Norman). We’ll spend the remainder of the time discussing design in our daily lives.

Please RSVP!

WHEN: Saturday, September 20th at 3:00 pm
WHERE: Hyderabad Institute of Liberal Arts (403, B block, Delta Seacon, Road 11, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034.)

Call 8008105850 if you get lost.