TEDx Talk

"World economic forum" and "Linked in" positions Creativity as one of the Top 3 skills that are required to be employable in 2019 and in the future. For creativity to manifest and flourish, development of both Left and Right brain is crucial. However Schools, from where the future workforce is produced, are giving over emphasis on left brain development and are not providing enough avenues to develop right brain capabilities to facilitate creativity in school kids. Is there a way one can use the very same subjects used for left brain development and use them for development of the right brain capacities as well?

Mr. Umesh Kumar G L, a trained architect and industrial designer and founder director of DQ Labs, having 20 years of extensive global design expertise shares his experience of how it can be achieved with examples of his personal interactions with 6th to 12th grade students. The solution can be implemented by teachers, students and even parents without the need of additional resources or changes in curriculum / syllabus by one awesome activity - ask "What if ?" followed with documentation of its outcome. Umesh Kumar GL

An Architect specialized in industrial design from IIT Delhi having 18 yrs of practical experience in Architecture, Product Design, Digital Design, Business strategy and Design mentoring. He had travelled to about 25 countries in the last 15 years for professional work and leisure..

With the experience of working at esteemed International Design Studios (USA, UK, India) and cross cultural design teams of Global Brands as a creative professional envisioning, creating and testing compelling products & services for millions of users to make their lives easy, he believes that the objective of any education, apart from gaining technical knowledge and expertise should be developing curiosity, empathy, imagination, and persistence to realize one's dream. He loves to work with 6th to 12th graders to help them discover their inner potential & passion, to build creative confidence and lay a foundation for their future careers. To know more about DQ Labs Click here

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