Airtel in partnership with Up Magazine and the iHub UX Lab brings you ‘Design Thinking’ (DXD- Disruption by Design) 2015. This is a platform that recognizes and awards local change makers and innovators. The event features three different event phases; call for entries, shortlist announce¬ment in October 2015, and the awards event gala in Novem¬ber 2015.This year’s DXD awards include the following categories; Architecture Design, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, AV -Audio Visuals Design, Interactive Design, Tech Design, Product Design, Communication Design and Green Design.

Submissions will be welcome at The Disruption by Design committee will oversee the events and submission process and the Grand Jury will conduct the voting exercises following the final submission dates. Submissions and entries, nominations and winners will be picked three months be¬fore the scheduled gala night event date.

The iHub UX Lab was the first of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa with a simple mission: to develop design thinking culture and a user centered approach in solving problems. The criteria for selection of participants focused on three characteristics, excellence, innovation, and enhancement of quality life. The candidates were to be citizens or long term residents of Kenya. They should also have been practicing design for at least 3 years. Corporations and institutions must have their headquarters in Kenya. Honorees are selected for a body of realized work, not for any one specific project.

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