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Behavioural and Attitude Change through Design

As the ‘Anti- Rape Protests’ died down and the trial of the six rape accused began in Delhi, the three member committee headed by former chief justice J S Verma submitted their report on the 23rd of January to the Government suggesting amendment of criminal laws to provide for higher punishment to rapists. Most of the recommendations in [...]

Women and Social Spaces – Dec 29 2012

Woman and Social Spaces was the title of the panel that was held in the BMW Guggenheim Lab which is open in Mumbai through January 20, 2013. The lab is an open think tank for urban development, a community center and a public gathering space. The mobile lab has already made its way through New York [...]

Cultural Sensitivity in Design

This article should have been about the Beetle (Not the life form but the car). But something interesting happened over the Deepavali holidays that made me change my mind. So this article is going to be about the importance of Cultural sensitivity in Design. A few days back, as I was walking down the road, [...]

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Design in the Dustbin

‘What did you possibly think of writing that connects Information Design and Waste Management?’ you might wonder. Don’t worry folks. I am not going to grind you down with Wasteful logic (clever!) or tedious facts. Recently, Bangalore’s Municipal Corporation (BBMP) announced that the people have to sort their domestic waste before handing it over to the [...]

Designer and Engineer- A Molotov Cocktail.

What’s the difference between a Designer and an Engineer? A Designer is one who makes anything to look, feel, live or work better. An Engineer is one who looks at a Designer and asks- ‘Why do they have to complicate the process of making anything to look, feel, live and work better?!’ This is an [...]

Corruption and Design

Corruption is nothing new to India. It has always been a part of our societal liabilities. But what is really alarming in today’s India is the manner in which we, as a country have completely failed to tackle corruption. In fact we’ve let the menace morph into new shapes and reach gigantic proportions as time [...]

Can Design bring about behavioral change?

how do you change the behavior of a person or a community through design and visual communication?
Changing a behavior takes a lot of time and patience.

The Art of Storytelling in Design

Storytelling is considered to be one the most ancient art forms. Once we understand the nuances of this we realize that almost everything that surrounds us, has a narrative, a story to tell.  Storytelling by definition is the “conveying of events, in words, images, and sounds, often by improvisation or embellishment. Every narrative includes a [...]

Women using Arunachalam's creation to make low cost sanitary pads.
Disrupting women’s hygiene in rural India through design thinking.

Having grown up in a middle class family in India, this came as a shock to me – 88% of women in India do not have access to sanitary napkins. They resort to using rags, ashes, newspaper, dried leaves and husk according to a study by AC Nielsen. According to an article in Fastcoexist, girls [...]

Designing Innovation : India Future of Change Design Contest

India Future of Change is a five year initiative that focuses on getting students and professionals to compete, collaborate and co-create a better future for India. The initiative is made possible by the collaboration of IDC, IIT Bombay, CIIE, IIM-A and Financial Times and is supported by the Govt of India. India Future of Change [...]