Institute of Design organized a webinar on Designing the Post-Covid world on May 9, 2020 by Surya Vanka who presented his thoughts on the future of design thinking and democratization of action as a result of an existing calamity; how such turns have been influencing and shaping history over years.
Surya is founder of Authentic Design and creator of the Design Swarms method, a lightweight design technique used in business, non-profit and education worldwide.Surya was director of user experience at Microsoft, a tenured professor of design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study and has been the president emeritus of the Seattle Design Festival.
His work has appeared in numerous publications and news programs, including TEDx, Form, I.D., Design Council, WIRED, Interactions, the BBC and National Public Radio. Surya is the author of two books on design and has taught design on every continent but Antarctica. The coordinator was Mr. A. Balasubramanium, Director IOD.