Monthly Archives: April 2012

Panel 2: Participation, Collaboration, Innovation

The discussion, moderated by James Crabtree of the Financial Times, included Raman Jit Singh Chima of Google India, Eswaran Subrahmanian (Sub) of Carnegie Mellon University, Joshua Karthik of Asian Paints, and Ekta Ohri from CKS. Each panelist spoke in turn … Continue reading

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Panel 1: On Trust and the Design of Services and Systems

The first panel at Design Public sent the conclave off to an energetic and enthusiastic start, with both panelists and participants from the audience voicing a myriad of different perspectives on the relationship between trust, creativity and design. The conversation, … Continue reading

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Design Public Conclave is Tomorrow!

After these last couple of months of research, planning, writing and designing, the third Design Public Conclave is finally upon us! Registration will open at 8:30 am, and the Conclave begins promptly at 9:30. Spot Registrations are still open, so … Continue reading

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Certificate in Innovation Management at the Chaia Innovation Campus

The Certificate in Innovation Management is now half over, and it’s been an intense morning, beginning with yoga, interactive games and Aum chanting. This was followed by discussions on innovation and what it means, how it relates to design, and … Continue reading

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On Design Public and the Creation of an Innovation Society

Despite the beauty of my surrounds (I’m on holiday in my leafy hometown of Pasadena, California) I am very disappointed I can’t be at Design Public next weekend. I recently moved to India from London, where I worked for the … Continue reading

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Concluding Plenary: What do we need to do to build an innovation society?

Design Public is not merely an exercise of the mind in the theory of innovation and the ideal of an innovation society. In the first three panels the challenges, needs, and goals of India’s development as an innovation society will … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Fundamentals of ‘Inclusive’ Innovation

Many recent conversations, exploring the relationship between Trust, Participation, and Innovation in light of our upcoming Design Public conclave, have been emphasizing the need to build an inclusive culture of innovation. “Inclusion” has become the new buzz word as India … Continue reading

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‘Spark the Rise’ alongside Design Public

All the while that we’ve been busy planning the Design Public Conclave, other interesting conclaves on innovation are also in the making, in particular the Mahindra ‘Spark the Rise’ finale that will take place on the very same day as … Continue reading

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Breakout Sessions at the Design Public Conclave

The structure of the Design Public Conclave has always included a morning full of panel discussions which are then followed by an afternoon of breakout sessions. Participants split up into smaller groups and discuss a specific problem from an innovation … Continue reading

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On the Architecture of Design Public

Last year, when we held our first event in New Delhi, we wanted to have a real conversation on innovation, and sought out a venue where we might be actually be able sit together in a circle. This led us … Continue reading

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