Zoom-In on Chayan Deb

Chayan Deb שידבר אלינו מדובאי הרחוקה (אבל גם ההרבה-יותר-קרובה-מאי-פעם), הוא אחד המרצים בכנס האון-ליין הקרוב שלנו, Design Leadership Live. בכנס נשמע הרצאה שלו ולאחריה נראיין אותו בלייב, עם שאלות מקהל המשתתפים בכנס. רצינו להכיר אותו קצת לפני הכנס, וזה מה שהוא סיפר לנו.

What will you be speaking about in your talk?

I will be talking about the current state of UX in Dubai, derived from my last 5 years of working in the city. I will talk about the efforts being made and the unique challenges that the eclectic mix of population presents to us UX designers. I will present my view of the future of UX in Dubai.

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve recently learned?

Owing to reduced face-to-face qualitative feedback from users this year, we had to resort to lean on quantitative metrics more than what we were used to. Taking design decisions based on quantitative metrics and fostering the same in the team has been a great learning.

What is the best design or management/leadership tip you’ve recently received?

Few years back while opening a box of New Balance shoes, I read this phrase celebrating the relentless improvement- “Always in beta”. Ever since, this has become my design mantra on & off work. There is no end to what we become.

Which change in the design profession are you excited about or looking forward to?

I am excited to see how design is being (slowly) embraced at all levels, starting from appointing a C- level design/experience officer in traditional businesses, establishing design thinking cells in government bodies to introducing design thinking to 10 year old school children.

Tell us something that isn’t on your official bio, that maybe not a lot of people know about you (can be a special hobby or anything else that’s not strictly work-related)

Few years ago, I came across “Understanding comics” by Scott McCloud. It is a comic book about comic books. This book led me down the rabbit-hole of alternative comics / graphic novels. It amazes me how comic artists / graphic novelists around the globe are pushing the relatively old media in new ways.