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A podcast about all things design, experience and usability in Pakistan by Imran Hussain and Dr. Suleman Shahid. This show will put a spotlight on people working within the field of design in Pakistan; cover local design events and meetups; and discuss topics that are relevant to the design community within Pakistan.

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ABOUT DESIGN BAITHAK
Design Baithak is a community initiative to promote design in Pakistan through local meetups and a podcast.

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A podcast about all things design, experience and usability in Pakistan by Imran Hussain and Dr. Suleman Shahid. This show will put a spotlight on people working within the field of design in Pakistan; cover local design events and meetups; and discuss topics that are relevant to the design community within Pakistan.

#designthinking #servicedesign #experiencedesign #customerexperience #digitaldesign

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ABOUT DESIGN BAITHAK
Design Baithak is a community initiative to promote design in Pakistan through local meetups and a podcast.

    8: A Conversation with Mudassir Azeemi (Wells Fargo)

    8: A Conversation with Mudassir Azeemi (Wells Fargo)

    In this episode, co-hosts Imran Hussain and Suleman Shahid talk with Mudassir Azeemi about how he was inspired to switch from software development to UX design and went on to work at Wells Fargo. They also talk about how he introduced writing in Urdu through his Urdu Writer app, his role in introducing the Urdu font on Apple’s iOS platform and more. Don’t forget to check out the show notes below.

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    TAGS

    bill buxton, sketching user experience, deborah adler, clearrx, twitter, unicode, enterprise design, interaction design, accessibility, government regulations, design system, wishspoke, dashboard design, wells fargo, apple, tim cook, ios11

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    ABOUT MUDASSIR AZEEMI

    Mudassir Azeemi is a lead interaction designer at Wells Fargo. He is also the co-founder of Garaj Studio - a design agency helping SaaS product makers to enhance their product experience related to dashboards and data visualizations.

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    LINKS

    https://www.amazon.com/Sketching-User-Experiences-Interactive-Technologies/dp/0123740371

    https://www.wellsfargo.com

    http://naanmap.com/

    https://garaj.studio

    https://techcrunch.com/2013/02/06/wishpop-for-ipad-brings-gift-wish-lists-and-thank-you-cards-to-kids-helps-grown-ups-know-what-to-buy/

    https://medium.com/@mazeemi/from-urdu-writer-to-ios8-urdu-keyboard-d011f496e3b1?source=linkShare-563fcf255dda-1562307979&_branch_match_id=676803069040392315

    https://www.oxgadgets.com/2017/10/meet-mudassir-azeemi-the-boy-who-brought-nastaleeq-to-ios.html

    https://mazeemi.com

    https://medium.com/@mazeemi/journey-from-software-development-to-user-experience-8c6fb926f488

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    ABOUT DESIGN BAITHAK

    Design Baithak is a community initiative to promote design, experience and usability in Pakistan. Our podcast features in-depth conversations with experts from different fields of design. Our guests candidly share their stories, insights, opinions and experiences. We also organize meetups across the country that enable people to connect with, and learn from, each other. We believe that by using a design thinking and human-centered design led approach people can create better products, services and customer experiences.

    You can learn more about Design Baithak on Twitter and Instagram.

    twitter.com/designbaithak 

    www.instagram.com/designbaithak 

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    ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS

    Design Baithak is organized and curated by Imran Hussain, Managing Partner at Cordoba, and Suleman Shahid, Assistant Professor at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and Partner at Cordoba.

    Imran Hussain

    https://twitter.com/imranhussain

    https://www.instagram.com/imranhussain

    https://cordobastudio.io

    Dr. Suleman Shahid

    https://www.facebook.com/sulemans

    https://www.instagram.com/sulemans/

    https://cordobastudio.io

    • 42 min
    7: Ali Murtaza (Ricult)

    7: Ali Murtaza (Ricult)

    In this episode, co-hosts Imran Hussain and Suleman Shahid talk with Ali Murtaza about why he became a designer, his design educational experiences in Pakistan and the US, agritech, his current role at Ricult and more. Don’t forget to check out the behind-the-scenes segment at the end of the podcast episode and the show notes below.

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    TAGS
    ricult, mathematics, design, architecture, bad grades, nca, bnu, communication design, illustration, scad, industrial design, teaching, itu, makeistan, frog, ideo, dunning kruger effect, nightmare on elm street, nasa, etsy, smart design, agri-tech, pakistan, apple, motorola, icloud, me.com, mental models, lifestyles, bush, 9/11, fulbright scholarship

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    ABOUT ALI MURTAZA
    Ali Murtaza is a designer and educator who specialises in industrial and interaction design. He is a Fulbright alumnus, and holds a BFA in Visual Communication, and MFA in Industrial Design from Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). 
    Ali has been working as a design consultant for around ten years, in which time he has worked with clients like Dolby Labs, Grid Impact, Coke USA, Working Class Studio, and Innovations for Poverty Alleviation Lab (IPAL). He has also been teaching at design and engineering schools since 2015, while being deeply involved in Pakistan’s burgeoning maker scene, as the program manager of Makeistan, Pakistan’s first academic makerspace. 
    Ali now works as the UX Design Lead at Ricult, an agri-tech startup that aims to empower smallholder farmers in the developing world to make more informed decisions. 
    Learn more about Ali at www.alimurtaza.net.

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    ALI’S TOP 3 DESIGN BOOKS
    - The Design Of Everyday Things, by Don Norman 
    - Change By Design, by Tim Brown 
    - 100 Things Every Designer Needs To Know About People, by Susan M. Weinschenk
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    LINKS

    ITU
    https://itu.edu.pk/
    Dunning Kruger effect 
    https://www.verywellmind.com/an-overview-of-the-dunning-kruger-effect-4160740
    Collaborative Learning Programme 
    https://www.scad.edu/about/industry-partnerships/executive-education
    FROG design 
    https://www.frogdesign.com/
    SCAD
    https://www.scad.edu/
    Ricult
    https://www.ricult.com/

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    ABOUT DESIGN BAITHAK
    Design Baithak is a community initiative to promote design, experience and usability in Pakistan. Our podcast features in-depth conversations with experts from different fields of design. Our guests candidly share their stories, insights, opinions and experiences. We also organize meetups across the country that enable people to connect with, and learn from, each other. We believe that by using a design thinking and human-centered design led approach people can create better products, services and customer experiences.
    You can learn more about Design Baithak on Twitter and Instagram.
    twitter.com/designbaithak 
    www.instagram.com/designbaithak 

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    ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS
    Design Baithak is organized and curated by Imran Hussain, Managing Partner at Cordoba, and Suleman Shahid, Assistant Professor at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and Partner at Cordoba.
    Imran Hussain
    https://twitter.com
    https://cordobastudio.io

    Dr. Suleman Shahid
    https://www.facebook.com/sulemans
    https://www.instagram.com/sulemans/

    • 1 hr 10 min
    6: Facebook Innovation Lab Pakistan

    6: Facebook Innovation Lab Pakistan

    In this episode, Imran Hussain talks with Dr. Suleman Shahid about the first VR Facebook Innovation Lab in Pakistan based at LUMS, the Lab’s vision for creating a VR ecosystem and community, and the first and biggest Facebook developer conference outside Facebook HQ which was held at LUMS, Lahore. Also, don’t forget to check out the behind-the-scenes segment at the end of the podcast episode and the show notes below.



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    KEYWORDS

    suleman shahid, lums, vr, facebook innovation lab pakistan, nic lahore, national incubation center, cohorts, igda, abbas khan, experience design, maheen sohail, entrepreneurship, vr ecosystem, vr community building, vr capacity building, vr meetups, ignite, hci, usability lab, big immersive, quixel, tintash, facebook developer circles, ux pakistan



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    LINKS


    Facebook opens its FIRST Innovation Lab in Pakistan at NIC Lahore
    Opening of the Facebook Innovation Lab Pakistan
    Post Innovation Lab launch workshops by Facebook at LUMS
    Facebook Developer Circles Conference at LUMS
    Facebook Developer Circles Pakistan
    The Pakistan chapter of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA)
    LUMS
    National Incubation Center (NIC) Lahore
    IGNITE



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    ABOUT DESIGN BAITHAK

    Design Baithak is a community initiative to promote design, experience and usability in Pakistan through local meetups and a podcast. The Design Baithak podcast features in-depth conversations with experts from different fields of design. Our guests candidly share their stories, insights, opinions and experiences. We believe that by using a design thinking and human-centered design-led approach people can create better products, services and customer experiences.

    You can learn more about Design Baithak on Twitter and Instagram.



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    ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS

    Design Baithak is organized and curated by Imran Hussain , Managing Partner at Cordoba, and Dr. Suleman Shahid, Assistant Professor at LUMS.

    Imran Hussain: Twitter | Instagram

    Dr. Suleman Shahid: Facebook | Instagram

    • 22 min
    5: A Conversation with Maheen Sohail (Facebook)

    5: A Conversation with Maheen Sohail (Facebook)

    In this episode, co-hosts Imran Hussain and Suleman Shahid chat with Maheen Sohail who is a Product Designer on Facebook’s Social VR Team. Topics include Maheen’s multi-disciplinary journey towards design, her current work and role at Facebook, social VR experiences, ethics in design, and more. Don’t forget to check out the behind-the-scenes segments at the end of the podcast episode and the show notes below.

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    KEYWORDS

    vr, facebook, oculus, internship, fifa, unity, public speaking, filmmaking, gaming, experience, women in design, architecture, alessi, industrial design, canada, vancouver film school, italy, moleskin, frog design, industrial design, projects, products, furniture, university, documentaries, visual effects, phillips, norman, digital design, game design, ux, social vr, facebook spaces, avatars, safety in vr, trust in vr, ethics in design, titanic

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    LINKS

    Maheen Sohail

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maheensohail/

    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/maheen_sohail/



    Maheen’s story of becoming a virtual reality designer 

    https://medium.com/facebook-design/becoming-a-virtual-reality-designer-9dcf6ddea4c3



    Simon Fraser University - SFU

    https://www.sfu.ca



    School of Interactive Arts & Technology - SFU

    http://www.sfu.ca/siat.html



    Frog Design

    https://www.frogdesign.com



    Alessi

    https://www.alessi.com/it_it/



    Facebook Spaces

    https://www.facebook.com/spaces



    Get to know more of the Social VR Team at Facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/careers/life/get-to-know-more-of-the-social-vr-team-at-facebook



    Ready Player One

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSp1dM2Vj48

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    ABOUT DESIGN BAITHAK

    Design Baithak is a community initiative to promote design in Pakistan. Our podcast features in-depth conversations with experts from different fields of design. Our guests candidly share their stories, insights, opinions and experiences. We also organize meetups across the country that enable people to connect with, and learn from, each other. We believe that by using a design thinking and human-centered design led approach people can create better products, services and customer experiences.

    You can learn more about Design Baithak on Twitter and Instagram.

    https://www.twitter.com/designbaithak 

    https://www.instagram.com/designbaithak 

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    ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS

    Design Baithak is organized and curated by Imran Hussain, Managing Partner at Cordoba, and Suleman Shahid, Assistant Professor at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).



    Imran Hussain

    https://twitter.com/imranhussain

    https://www.instagram.com/imranhussain



    Suleman Shahid

    https://www.facebook.com/sulemans

    https://www.instagram.com/sulemans/

    • 47 min
    4: A Conversation with Ahmed Riaz (Logitech)

    4: A Conversation with Ahmed Riaz (Logitech)

    In this episode, our hosts Imran Hussain and Suleman Shahid chat with Ahmed Riaz, Head of UX Strategy at Logitech, based in California, USA. Topics include Ahmed’s journey towards design, his time at Frog Design and his current work at Logitech where he’s overseeing transformative products. Don’t forget to check out the outtakes at the end of the podcast episode and the show notes below.



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    KEYWORDS

    logitech, design strategy, transformative products, mice, keyboard, computers, productivity tools, inductive charging, telenor, farmers, agriculture, middle east, magazines, creativity, art, computer engineering, cultural trends, ethical companies, peter drucker, design doing, craft building, design books, decolonization, outtakes



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    LINKS

    Ahmed Riaz

    http://www.ahmedriaz.com

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ahmedriaz/



    Logitech

    https://www.logitech.com/



    The Savannah College of Art & Design

    https://www.scad.edu



    Being Digital, by Nicholas Negroponte

    https://www.amazon.com/Being-Digital-Nicholas-Negroponte/dp/0679762906



    Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art, by Scott McCloud

    https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Comics-Invisible-Scott-McCloud/dp/006097625X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1546281089&sr=1-1&keywords=understanding+comics



    Experiences in Visual Thinking, by Robert McKim

    https://www.amazon.com/Experiences-Visual-Thinking-Robert-McKim/dp/0818504110

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    ABOUT DESIGN BAITHAK

    Design Baithak is a community initiative whose mission is to promote design in Pakistan in order to help people create better products, services and customer experiences. Our podcast features in-depth conversations with design experts who share their insights, opinions and stories. We also organize meetups across the country that enable people to connect with, and learn from, each other about design thinking, human-centered design and more.

    You can learn more about Design Baithak on Twitter and Instagram.

    twitter.com/designbaithak 

    www.instagram.com/designbaithak 



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    ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS

    Design Baithak is organized and curated by Imran Hussain, Vice President of Design & User Experience at Systems Limited in Lahore, Pakistan, and Suleman Shahid, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Lahore, Pakistan.



    Imran Hussain

    twitter.com/imranhussain 



    Suleman Shahid

    twitter.com/sulemans

    • 53 min
    3: A Conversation with Hasan Habib

    3: A Conversation with Hasan Habib

    In this episode, our host Imran Hussain chats with Hasan Habib, founder of Designist - an experience design firm based in Karachi, Pakistan. Topics include bringing back urban planners from the dead, Hasan’s design education and professional journey, award-winning projects, research-based design and a strange new phenomenon known as ‘Kabootarfest’. Don’t forget to check out the outtakes at the end of the podcast episode and the show notes below.

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    KEYWORDS

    mohenjo daro, urban planning, designist, karachi, multidisciplinary design, motion design, toronto, fine arts, ontario college of art and design, hyper island, habib university, indus valley school of art and architecture, ux pakistan, nd2c, digital media management, thalassemia, husaini blood bank, service design, patient experience, healthcare, multinet, pakistan sign language, special needs, deaf, design research, customer journey maps, service blueprints, design books, social media, twitter, facebook, linkedin, instagram, snapchat, outtakes

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    LINKS

    Hasan Habib
    https://twitter.com/hasanhabibs
    https://www.instagram.com/hasanhabibs/

    Designist
    https://www.designist.io

    Mohenjo-daro
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohenjo-daro

    Hyper Island
    https://www.hyperisland.com

    Habib University
    https://habib.edu.pk

    Indus Valley School of Arts & Architecture
    http://www.indusvalley.edu.pk

    UX Pakistan
    https://www.uxpakistan.com

    ND2C
    https://www.nd2c.com

    Husaini Blood Bank
    http://husaini.org/bb.php

    Pakistan Sign Language
    http://www.psl.org.pk

    Customer Journey Map
    https://www.visual-paradigm.com/guide/customer-experience/what-is-customer-journey-mapping/

    Service Blueprint
    https://www.nngroup.com/articles/service-blueprints-definition/

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    ABOUT DESIGN BAITHAK
    Design Baithak is a community initiative whose mission is to promote design in Pakistan in order to help people create better products, services and customer experiences. Our podcast features in-depth conversations with design experts who share their insights, opinions and stories. We also organize meetups across the country that enable people to connect with, and learn from, each other about design thinking, human-centered design and more.

    You can learn more about Design Baithak on Twitter and Instagram.
    https://twitter.com/designbaithak
    https://www.instagram.com/designbaithak

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    ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS
    Design Baithak is organized and curated by Imran Hussain, Vice President of Design & User Experience at Systems Limited in Lahore, Pakistan, and Suleman Shahid, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Lahore, Pakistan.

    Imran Hussain
    https://twitter.com/imranhussain

    Suleman Shahid
    https://twitter.com/sulemans

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

Taha Azam ,

Great start!

I liked the way you guys have started it so causally, nice delivery! Hoping to hear more amazing people talk about design in Pakistan! A must for everybody out there who design, develop, create!

God speed!

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