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InfluencerCON 2012 – A Recap

Maitreyi, recalls the exciting 3 day event Oct 3rd – 5th 2012

An Ode to Design

As the year 2012 nears its post-doomsday end (what a bummer that was!), I wondered what kind of an article I should write to finish off this year in style? The year gone by has generally been a rather good year for Design with the Mobile Internet+ Tablet market going berserk, Angry Birds proving yet again [...]

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Inviting Papers -Designing Design Education for India Conference March 13-15, 2013, Pune

The Designing Design Education for India conference has been scheduled from March 13–15, 2013 at Pune, India. This conference is hosted by the India Design Council which is an autonomous body under the aegis of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion; Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.

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Kony 2012 revisited from a design perspective

Have you heard about Joseph Kony? If yes, then I am sure you have already watched the short movie Kony 2012. If no, then please do read on while you make sure to watch it later. Joseph Kony is the head of the Militia Group, the LRA (LORDS RESISTANCE ARMY). Basically, there probably isn’t even a single [...]

Startup School | Living in the future.

After a long hiatus, I’m finally back with something to write about. As most new things go, the last few months have a been a whirlwind of ideas, sleepless nights and dreams that has finally manifested itself into its physical form as  Startup School.IN.  Startup School is an intensive 3 month residential incubation program, focused [...]

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Design Porn

This article is going to set the Designwala Site statistics on fire. That is the power of the word ‘Porn’. But if you are a reader who expects to read about the Design revolutions taking place in the porn industry (savita bhabhi and 3d porn to name a few), I am sorry but that is [...]

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, [...]

Open Platform for Idea Generation : Idea Democracy

In a world that has becoming increasingly democratic, ideas are still the prerogative of the “idea man”, such as a creative director in an advertising agency. Given that in the recent years some of the best ideas have come from youngsters working on their projects in cafes or garages, one could say that digital technology [...]

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INK Talks: Day 3

Day 3 began on a musical note. Lakshmi introduced the session ‘The Collections’ and the first speaker of the day. Vidya Shah, musician, singer, composer, producer brought to our notice the bygone era of gramophone records. During that time, women recorded more as the Ustads considered it beneath them to record a disc and ‘sell’ that [...]

Tainted Water

Tainted Water is a beautiful interactive installation by a group of designers from NID who call themselves ‘Digital Jalebi’.Here are some insights from Nikhil Joshi who is one of the creators of the project.  How was tainted water conceived? The initial idea was born as an installation for NID’s annual festival RGB. We took inspiration from [...]