Alex George, Co-Founder & Managing Director, ITLH

Alex M George is the Co-Founder & Managing Director of ITLH, an incubator for learners who want to attain proficiency in Digital Design & Coding skills and procure knowledge through experiential learning that ensures they are exposed to practical scenarios. Alex supervises the fluid functioning of all departments while having a vantage view of the holistic development of the organization. His expertise is in Strategic Business planning & forecast. Before the inception of ITLH, Alex M George had co-founded Centillion – A division of Amexs Business Solutions pvt ltd (parent company of ITLH), a Technology Consulting Company when he was 20 years old.


There are many reasons for ed-tech’s rise as a throbbing vein of commercialism. The prime factors that fabricated the springboard for its soaring height can be attributed to the perpetually scattered placement and shortage of teachers. Add to that an infatuation and credence that ingenuity is equivalent to marks, complemented by the COVID-19 pandemic’s trials on the education system; we had a perfect mix for creating an ed-tech revolution. UI and UX became the two wings that helped digital education systems all over India create pedagogy that was uncomplicated and gratifying to the core for students. UI and UX have become pillars for professionals looking to make a mark in the IT industry as well.

The overarching opportunity

UI and UX courses have recently seen immense growth across the globe, but especially in India. One of the unique reasons for the great demand for these courses is that they are a career option for students with a creative mentality. There was a period when students with a creative mentality were discouraged from studying arts and design because of concerns such as career security. On the other hand, engineering degrees are supported by the idea that the student will have a stable career since IT companies have set a global standard for job security.

This whole scenario has now been altered with the introduction of UI and UX courses, which motivate learners with creative thinking processes and an affinity for design and provide them with the possibility to enter the IT business with a sustainable employment guarantee. According to current statistics, the demand for these courses is so enormous that the supply cannot keep up. In today’s IT sector, the ability to think creatively is the most sought-after skill set, making it the most valued.

The booster dose for one’s career


If one already has the past experience of being a graphic designer, software developer, product designer, product manager, or digital marketing manager, this becomes an asset to their UI and UX career advancement since they have the relevant expertise in creating for users; this may be a catalyst for adaptation to the IT industry’s contours.

The field of UI and UX has grown by more than 100 percent, but if one were to evaluate worldwide recruiting data and trends utilizing platforms like Hired, LinkedIn, and Glassdoor, the results would be considerably higher. Customers no longer use an application only for its intended function; in today’s competitive market, they want a design that fascinates them, incentivizes them, and gives them a sense of connection when they engage with it. Ultimately, they want to be furnished with a smooth user experience.

Cognition for design gets recognition

India is progressing extremely quickly in terms of development, and with that comes a sense of needing something more than just a basic product. Over the past decade, with India’s growing economy, consumers have become increasingly selective about products and services, and they are willing to pay more if the overall experience is better. People who are proficient in amalgamating their creative cognitive abilities and are capacitated to develop a meaningful melange of technology and usability become a perfect fit in the day and age of commercial competition.

Fabricating the future: Implementation of design thinking in k12

With the world moving away from tedious theoretical pedagogy and limiting it to just what’s required within the curriculum, a more pragmatic approach is emerging. Design thinking, in its broadest sense, is a problem-solving strategy that emphasizes creativity and new ideas. The design thinking approach is used by UX and UI designers to find issues and come up with innovative solutions by completely understanding the objectives, difficulties, and end-tasks of their customers. Design thinking is currently being steadily incorporated even in a few K-12 sectors, proving its worth and usefulness. The rationale for this is that it fosters a more creative viewpoint and way of thinking in students at a younger age.

Impact of UIUX within the Education Sector

The whole digital environment in this nation has changed dramatically. Even schools and colleges have proved their reliance on the importance of an effective online interface. So that students enjoy a smooth digital experience, every efficient school and college has a robust UI and UX installed. The digital education system has become more accessible, flexible, and efficient. While more has to be done to ensure each student receives a personalized experiential engagement that is compatible with their needs, the efficient UI and UX are gradually approaching the point where they meet everyone’s needs.


Distance education and professional education courses had a significant increase throughout the pandemic. One of the factors at work was the lack of access to campus. With no physical campus, the only thing students could depend on or parents would consider a better ROI would be an education that can be accessed virtually and which can culminate in effective tutoring. The challenge was to develop a comprehensive environment for students where they felt the simulation of being in a classroom from their homes. This created a high demand for ed-tech applications with superior user interfaces and simple user experience.

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