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Perch Project

Perch Project comes from Hazel Karkaria & Somesh Kumar, two communication designers. It is a project aimed at people looking for information around amateur animal rescue or upkeep. Ever found a pregnant stray cat or an injured bird you wanted to help and didnt know how? Perch Project is the place to go. The platform is [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Design Inspiration

If necessity is the mother of Invention then Inspiration is the mother of Design. Would there be Design without Inspiration? Where would one find the reason to push boundaries without Desire? How does one get inspired by something or someone? To find out, let us first understand what is Inspiration? I still remember the first [...]

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 [...]

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Aditya Dev Sood on design that can make possibilities happen

I would like to start the week with Aditya Sood’s overview of ethnographic research and design analysis to create innovative design solutions in the developing world. I was led to this video by a tweet by Design Indaba. This video is a part of the ‘What Design Can Do’, an international yearly conference held in Amsterdam, around the [...]

SwayamGhar – Designing your home for your`self’; by you

Have you ever wondered, about the living room layout that hasn’t felt right since you moved in? Why is it that some spaces feel more livable than others? Why is it you always feel completely lost in stores with a million choices but instantly see a roadside furniture piece and feel it is so YOU? [...]

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.

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Germany India- Infinite Opportunities. A labour of love

This blog post is reposted from Jyotika’s blog -Follow my recipe I very rarely talk about work on my blog. Mostly because my blog is an escape from my work. But in true follow my recipe style I felt this project had a place on the blog for all its heart and warmth. The Germany India- [...]

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UnBox Festival V.2

As some of you might have noticed, there has been an explosion of design related conferences and festivals that have sprouted up in India, over the last few years. Unbox is part of the mix. This year, in its second avataar it was bigger, better and shinier than the previous one. The 3 day long [...]