Alok Nandi

Alok Nandi – Designer

Alok b. Nandi is busy with innovation, strategy and interaction design for multiple companies and institutions, using tools in the VIA-Framework. As a designer, creative director, design strategist, writer-director, he explores hybrid creative contexts via Architempo & Spread Design. 

He is dealing with storytelling in multiple media, space and technologies, from high-tech interactive installations to low-tech mise-en-scène.

His previous professional experiences include a.o. brand and advertising (P&G – Procter & Gamble), film production, exhibition design and new media in publishing (Casterman – publisher of a.o. Tintin, groupe Flammarion).

Alok Nandi is a lecturer and invited professor as well as regular speaker at international conferences and events (incl. PechaKucha Tokyo, TEDx Flanders). In parallel, he launched PechaKucha Brussels and IxDA group in Brussels (Interaction Design Association).

Alok Nandi chaired Interaction14 in Amsterdam [1000+ attendees] and served on the IxDA Board of Directors, a.o. as President (Feb.2018-Feb.2020), and for the Design Declaration.

Alok Nandi is professor of design, creativity & innovation at Institut Paul Bocuse, hospitality-culinary, founded by chef Paul Bocuse, 3* Michelin.

www.aloknandi.net

Alok Nandi – Author

Born in Congo. Raised in Zaïre. Based in Brussels.

Design and technology, media art and sciences.

In parallel to strategic design, Alok b. Nandi is active as author and in multi_media art, with a focus on narrative & interactive, narrative architecture and interactive mise-en-scene.

Background combines electro-mechanical engineering, management and film studies.

He conceived “Satyajit Ray at 70”, book with exhibitions in Cannes Film Festival, Paris, London, Nantes, Aix, Brussels and conferences.

Work in process a.o.: Foodmood, Orientable, Fluxtopia, Mahanet, India in Flux, Uzoopia, is zero no.thing ?, {creativity * conversation}, Pecha Kucha Night Brussels, food design, typography, coCreationcamp, co-design.

Exhibitions in Cannes Film Festival, Paris, London, Nantes, Essen, Aix-en-Provence, Brussels, Salzburg, Vienna, …

Weekly radio chronicle from nov. 2006 to june 2008 on Books & India.

Writings in Beaux-Arts Magazine, Cahiers du Cinema, Inside Internet, Publish, etc.

Invited professor and regular speaker in international conferences incl. Interactive Frictions in Los Angeles, DAC in Georgia Tech and in Bergen Norway, CODE 2001 in Cambridge UK, ArtSci 2002 in New York, ARCO03 in Madrid, transmediale06 in Berlin, Media in Transition at MIT Cambridge USA, Doors of Perception 2005 (Infra) and 2007 (Juice) in New Delhi, ISEA 2008 in Singapore; Singapore Design Festival 2009, Centre Pompidou Hors-Pistes 2010 Paris, Copenhagen Design Week 2011 – cocreatech & MindLab. List on https://www.aloknandi.net/#speaker

Jury member in film and media festivals. Invited expert by EU, Canada and Belgium a.o. and commission member (VAF Experimentale Media Kunst 2006-2007; CFWB Commission des Arts Numériques 2006-2008; Societe civile des auteurs multimedia 2007-2011 & 2011-2015).

Areas of activities are connected to : Interaction Design, Creative Direction, Strategy Development, Art Direction, Information Architecture, Information Design, Experience Design, Scenario Planning, User Scenarios, Spatial Design, Wayfinding, Visual Thinking, Editorial Project Management, Multimedia Project Management, Event Producing, Emcee, Presenter, Speaker, Writer/Director.