2015, Goa India


Sep 10 - Sep 12

What gets you out of bed each morning? For some, it is doing what they love, the stuff that gets the heart racing, as days and decades pass by, where the reward is watching an idea come to life. This is a story of persistence and tough choices, and believing in something even if it goes against the grain. The urge to reinvent and challenge ourselves, propels us forward. In the long run, these become defining moments, ‘calling cards’ in their own right for what we’re capable of, given the chance. The 10th Anniversary Edition of Kyoorius Designyatra gives us a window to stories of outcomes, not outputs; not of success but sincerity; not of self-initiation but perseverance, belief and action, as speakers from around the world answer the question – What pumps your heart.

Alexis Hope

Researcher and Designer, MIT Media Lab

Amardeep Behl

Director, Design Habit

Armin Vit

Co-founder, Underconsideration llc.

Ashwini Asokan

Co-Founder and CEO, Mad Street Den

Ben Jones

Chief Technology Officer, AKQA

Brendan McCormick

Creative Director, FITCH

Daan Lucas

Founder, Random Studio

Daan Roosegaarde

Founder, Studio Roosegaarde

Dave Trott

Author, Dave Trott

Janardan Prasad

Co-Founder and COO, Autowale

Jessica Walsh

Partner, Sagmeister & Walsh

John McHale

ECD & Global Lead – Experience Design Practice, SapientNitro

Jon Wilkins

Chairman, Karmarama

Karen Welman

Founding Partner & Chief Creative Officer, Pearlfisher

Lydia Winters

Brand Director, Mojang

Malika Favre

Illustrator, Malika Favre

Mark van der Heijden

Backpacker Intern,

Max Weisel

Innovator, Max Weisel

Mike Pelletier

Creative Technologist, Random Studio Amsterdam

Morihiro Harano

Creative Director/ Founder, Mori Inc.

Mukesh Jha

CEO and Co-Founder, Autowale


Kevin Finn

Creative Director, The SumOf

Laura Jordan Bambach

Creative Partner, Mr President