UMO stands for UsabilityMatters.Org, that is a non-profit organization working towards design awareness and exchange of design sensibilities through interaction between designers and design sensitive consumers.
UMO has been spearheading good design for better living movement for nearly 9 years now in driving design awareness and social change through events and several programs year on year. We have had great strategic relationships with enterprises, educational institutes and international affiliates.
Programs like iInnovate and Techease are aimed at bringing industry knowledge and skills to the academics. Instill Design inspires students from various streams in thinking around UX and social change. Design RockStar beginning this year is aimed at recognizing the best design work from either an individual, an enterprise or an academic institution.Othet Initiatives of UMO UXINDIA – International Conference on User Experience Design Mission
UXINDIA helps to educate next generation by bring innovators and ux practitioners from across the world.Description
UXINDIA (www.ux-india.org) aims to showcase strategic design thinking that’s transforming how services and products are designed and consumed across the world. UXINDIA helps to educate next generation by bring innovators and ux practitioners from across the world.
The complexity of our world is increasing and in order to survive, businesses have to learn how to operate in changing, complex eco-systems. Strategic design thinking is going to be the the key driver for businesses to think differently and create better, qualified ideas and directions for sustainable growth and competitive advantage. We are already experiencing businesses shift their focus from product centric to consumer/user centric view of the world.
UXINDIA welcomes students and professionals of all domains to be part of this two day immersive experience that brings innovators and practitioners from across the world. UXINDIA aims to showcase strategic design thinking that’s transforming how services and products are designed and consumed across the world. The emphasis is going to be around how strategic design thinking is influencing the socio economic fabric of India across various areas.
For more details http://www.ux-india.orgTECHEASE – Innovation | Design | User Experience
TechEase is an annual Workshop held in collaboration with IIITH and UsabilityMatters.Org(UMO. This National level workshop aims to bring together students from the Technology, Engineering, Design, Management, Architecture, and Visual Arts domains from all over India.
The participants get to engage in a series of activities, lectures and workshops over three days with the focus to gain an insight into Usability and User Interface Design. The TechEase encourages the user-centered approach to design, and enable the participants to empathize with user’s perspective.
For more details http://www.techease.iniINNOVATE – UMO Global Student Innovation Challenge
UMO calls for participation in iINNOVATE Challenge to enrich the lives of rural and underprivileged communities. Identify opportunities and define solutions that create self sustainable communities in rural and underprivileged areas there by propagating distributed growth in developing countries like India without having to depend on oversubscribed cities.
UMO’s iINNOVATE Challenge is open to all graduate level (18 + age) students or recent graduates of 2012 academic year from any college, from anywhere in the world and it doesn’t matter which discipline you are from. You should be a team of 4 students plus one faculty member as the mentor. The winners will be rewarded with UMO Scholarships and AwardsFor more details http://www.iinnovate.org