Uday Gajendar is a catalyst for design-driven innovation, defining next-generation concepts & coaching start-ups on UX fundamentals. Uday’s specialities include creating visionary concepts for new business/revenue models, leading "3-in-a-box"? design collaborations with engineering & product, and shaping a progressive design culture.
He brings ~15 years of versatile design experiences, from enterprise to consumer, desktop to mobile, and beyond. With multiple design degrees, Uday constantly pushes critical thinking beyond the pixels. He also taught Design Fundamentals at San Jose State University and served as a Stanford d.school executive coach.
He routinely publishes & speaks internationally, on design-related topics for SxSW, UX Australia, IxDA, IDSA, and other venues. Uday is also a regular columnist for ACM Interactions.
// An ongoing collection of thoughts on design: www.ghostinthepixel.com.
Specialties: envisioning new interfaces, leading design workshops, shaping design culture, IxD analysis, UX modeling, next-gen product concepts, UI fundamentals, UX design strategy, UCD process, emerging technologies