Umesh Pandya has been working as a designer for over 16 years and is passionate about helping organisations make inclusive digital products. His current focus is on using the internet of things, to make our cities inclusive to all. He believes that
“As we weave computers into the fabric of our environment and being, we should aspire to create inclusive, trustworthy and delightful products that dissolve effortlessly into everyday life”.
He is co-founder and board member at Wayfindr, a pioneering tech for good, google.org backed, not-for-profit, who’s mission it is to empower millions of vision impaired people to navigate the world independently. Wayfindr publishes a free to use, Open Standard, that guides venue owners in using indoor navigation services to improve the wayfinding experience for all their customers, including vision impaired people. Previous to this role, Umesh was a senior member of staff at digital product studio ustwo where he founded the Invent Time programme, that focused on using current and emerging technologies for good. Umesh holds an MA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.