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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.


14 July, 2019

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.

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22 April, 2019

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.

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08 April, 2019

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.

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02 April, 2019

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.

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01 January, 2019

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.

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26 November, 2018

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’.

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10 November, 2018

2. World Usability Day 2018

Imran Hussain and Suleman Shahid discuss World Usability Day which is commemorated around the world every year in November. The theme for this year’s event was ‘Design for Good or Evil’.

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01 November, 2018

1. Welcome: A Conversation With Suleman Shahid

We kickoff the Design Baithak podcast - a show about all things, design, experience and usability in Pakistan - hosted by Imran Hussain and Suleman Shahid. Our first episode profiles Suleman who teaches and conducts research at LUMS.

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