Shephali Bhatt
Jan 23, 2012

"News designers of India have come a long way": Deepak Harichandan

Deepak Harichandan, design head (west), The Times of India, shares his expectations from the News Design Conference to be held in New Delhi today

WAN-IFRA and SND (Society for News Design) have jointly organised a News Design Conference to be held today, at Hilton Mayur Vihar, New Delhi. Deepak Harichandan, design head (west), The Times of India, will be one of the speakers on the conference. He shares his views on what he expects at the end of the whole day of sessions:

What are your expectations from this conference? Any key points you think it should focus on?
This conference is going to be an eye-opener to the young designers and participating editors because the international presenters are quite well-versed and acclaimed designers.In India there is no dearth of newspapers or designers, but there is no serious thought regarding news design in this area. I hope this exposure will help all of us in understanding the core value of news designing and its communicating value and the international practices. As an Indian representative, my expectations from my Western counterparts will be on the lines of technology, design ethics, and new innovation.

How do you think your presentation will help deliver on these focal points?
I have been a visual journalist working in main stream newspapers for 15 years now. I personally feel Indian newspapers are in the middle of a transition. The evolutions and the revolutions with innovations are the rule of the game now in India. When I will showcase my work, it will reflect this evolution. Despite our struggle for our existence, news designers of India have come a long way. Nowadays, News Design plays a vital role in our industry. This seminar will definitely give a creative boost to our industry.

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