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Grand Challenges Innovations at Design Public

The first day at the Design Public Conclave last week was dedicated to brainstorming new cross-sectoral engagement models to promote innovation in four challenge areas – post-grid energy, equitable water and sanitation, smarter cities and nimble agriculture. Participants split up … Continue reading

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On Price-Pointing and Jugaad Innovation

Seema Singh at Forbes writes about innovations that enable Profit from Scarcity, touting the benefits of Jugaad and Frugal Innovation. Writing about the newly released Jugaad Innovation by authors Navi Radjou, Simone Ahuja and Jaideep Prabhu, Singh talks about their … Continue reading

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Designing for Unfamiliar Contexts

Ram Mohan Mishra, Principal Secretary of the Government of Meghalaya, was very intrigued by the phrase “Designing for Unfamiliar Contexts,” which came up in a recent meeting where we talked about how our approach to innovation can benefit the developmental … Continue reading

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The Journey Towards Grand Challenges Innovation

I tumbled into Holland and on to a train racing towards Delft, that legendary source of Dutch Delft Blue ceramics, and home to the Technical University of Delft, whose Industrial Design faculty is now housed in an enormous hanger-like building … 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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Where Should New Businesses Start?

Aditya Mishra is the founder of Headstart Foundation, a non-profit group focused on supporting and encouraging entrepreneurship. It has chapters in all major Indian cities, where it runs Start-Up Saturdays, meet-ups where people share stories of start-ups, and share links, … Continue reading

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Design Public III: Why We Focus on Trust, Participation and Innovation

Design Public began as a conversation around the question of how design thinking and innovation can be used by organizations and actors outside the private sector, specifically government organizations and social sector agencies. As we enter this third edition of … Continue reading

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Design!publiC Panel Discussion 5: Planning and Policy for Innovation

18:26 Reto: I feel that there is a need for an international consensus and forum for innovation so that we can learn from each other. 18:19 Dilini: Most countries talk about GDP, but in Bhutan the premise of government is … Continue reading

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Interested in Design Research?

We have an opportunity for you. As part of the Design!Public conclave, the Center for Knowledge Societies (CKS) is organising field experiences in and around Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of October. We are looking for intelligent, talented, or … Continue reading

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A Parable on Innovation

By Aditya Dev Sood You are tasked with finding ways to design new kind of toilets, ones which will actually be used by those who have no experience using them. The challenge is complex because it is underdefined. Do you … Continue reading

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