Speakers

Session 1: Mobility change – strategies and people


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Pramod Rajendran
School of Planning and Architecture

Pramod Rajendran is a PG Transport Planner from S.P.A. Bhopal who has been researching the dynamics of regional road freight traffic in India with pilot city assessment for GIZ. Attention to detail and inquisitiveness has helped him understand travel behaviour aspects in a new light. A trained architect and a multi-faceted person who takes interest in exploring subjects like transport, logistics, supply chain management, spatial and graphic design, along with creating documentaries and performing arts. He is actively looking forward to a career in logistics and planning to contribute extensively to the field with a heuristic and pragmatic approach.

Presentation: Attitudes of people towards the car: Exploring habit formation process


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Amatya Agarwal
PES University

I am a passionate problem solver looking to ideate and find creative solutions to the traffic problems plaguing our fast growing cities. Living in the city of Bangalore for seven years I have experienced this problem first hand. I have experience in tech consulting, public policy and engineering. I have been lucky to have my paper published on this topic at the prestigious ATINER international conference.
I am a live music lover, foodie and a big fan of smiles

Presentation: Making Travel Inside Central Business Districts efficient using Accelerated Moving Walkways and Periphery Parking Framework.


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Dr Myles Miller
LeadUP, USA

Multi-national CEO, Top 360 Entrepreneur in the USA (#57), two-time Best Selling Author, Myles Miller is the CEO and Founder of LEADUP, LearningBreaks and SUCCESSHQ, international success development training companies spanning 6 continents and employing 500 plus contractors operating in over 100 countries around the globe, valued at $70M+, since their inception in 2009.
His companies’ growth and impact have been profiled in a Princeton University doctorate research study that labeled what he has done around the world as the creation and perpetuation of multiple global micro-economies.

Presentation: Future Mobility: 2030


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Komal Sudrik
Fr.CRCE, Bandra, India

Komal Pramod Sudrik is currently pursuing his BE in Production Engineering. His core competence lies in the field of Supply Chain Management.

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Aquinas Correia
Konnect Insights

Aquinas Correia is currently working as Software Developer at Konnect Insights. She has a keen interest in creating applications that create a change. She loves to travel and explore.

Presentation: Improved connectivity with the public vehicle to accelerate the level of its usage.


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Asmita Das
JD College of Engineering and Management

Asmita Das is a student of JD college of Engineering and Management and currently pursuing B-tech in Computer Science.

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Ayushi Agashe
JD College of Engineering and Management

Presentation: Traffic signal management for an ambulance using radar with medical history database through biometric


Session 2: Wayfinding and multi-language signage


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Rajendra Thakre
MIT Institute of Design, INDIA

Rajendra Thakre is working with MIT Institute of Design, Pune (INDIA) as an Associate Professor in the Graphic Design department from the last 11 years. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in Applied Art from MIT ADT University, Pune on Challenges & Opportunities for Wayfinding Signage Design for Smart Cities. He is Post Graduate in Applied Art with a specialization in Photography and has worked with various design studios and IT companies as a User Experience Design. He has taught in different areas of visual communication design for Graduate and Post Graduate students.

Presentation: Way-finding/Signage Design opportunities and challenges for Multilingual Script within the Indian context.


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Yuchan Zhang
Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading

Yuchan Zhang is a fourth-year PhD student in the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading. Her research interests lie in traffic signs design and bilingual typography. Her research investigates how bilingual typographic presentation in relation to signage legibility, and how it can improve driver’s reading, understanding and comprehension of information conveyed by a traffic sign. Her study presenting here is supported by the China Scholarship Council.

Presentation: Challenges for the design of bilingual traffic signs in China.


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Barish Date
Graphics Beyond, Wayshowing and signage design, India

Short biography to follow.

Presentation: Using over-play and underplay as strategies in way-finding to create a variety of experiences.


Session 3: Design methods / inclusive design


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Yateendra Joshi
Independent designer and copy editor

Yateendra Joshi is a professional freelance copy editor with 30+ years of experience in editing technical documents. He is also a member of the board of editors of Information Design Journal, and transit information is a particular interest of his. Mr Joshi attended the summer school “Travelling the City”, organized by the International Institute for Information Design in Vienna in 2002.

Presentation: Creating locality-specific transit guides


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Saurabh Nimsarkar
ArtCenter College of Design, CA, USA

Saurabh Nimsarkar is an engineer turned transdisciplinary designer based in California exploring the intersections of speculative design, critical technological practices, strategic design, transportation, spaces and places, and human experiences. With a strong background in design research and systems design, he believes in exploring alternatives, experiences, and what-ifs, challenging the status quo while thinking critically about the societal, cultural, and ecological implications.

Presentation: Mobility Provocations: Data Attitudes in an Information Civilization


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Dhriti Dhaundiyal
IDC, IIT Bombay

Dhriti studied Industrial Design at NID, Ahmedabad and did a Masters in Urban Sustainability from King’s College, London. She has worked as an automobile designer in India and Japan before joining Doon University, Dehradun to set up the School of Design. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Mobility Design from IIT Bombay.

Ladies’ Special: A Mixed Methods Study of Female Commuters in Mumbai Local Trains for Requirement Capture

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Prof. Nishant Sharma
IDC, IIT Bombay

Presentation: Ladies’ Special: A Mixed Methods Study of Female Commuters in Mumbai Local Trains for Requirement Capture


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Abhishek Srivastava
U. P. Institute of Design, Noida (A constitutent college of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow)

Abhishek Srivastava is an Architect (B.Arch.) & Industrial Designer (M.Des.) from School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi. Having work experience of 7+ years, he has worked at Infosys, Bangalore and Think Design, New Delhi as Senior Designer. He was Founding director at Welava Design and worked majorly in the area of Design consultancy and Upcyling. He has taught previously at the Dept. of Industrial Design, SPA New Delhi and School of Design, World University of Design. Currently, he is Asst. Professor at U.P. Institute of Design, Noida, and Asso. Dean for R&D and Industrial Consultancy at Dr. APJAKTU, Lucknow.

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Bhawna Welturkar
Center for Study of Science Technology and Policy, Noida

I am an Architect & Industrial Designer with around 9 years of experience. I am currently working as Visual Communications Officer at Center for Study of Science, Technology & Policy. I have also worked as design educator, graphic designer & architect in the past. Apart from profession, my interest also includes upcycle, re-use & re-purpose.

Presentation: Making tourism more accessible