Monthly Archives: September 2011

How Shall We Understand the Public Interest?

By Aditya Dev Sood At the Design Public Conclave, we are concerned to explore how Innovation serves or is related to the Public Interest. In order to address that large question, however, we must first consider what we might mean … 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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What does Innovation look like in India?

Innovation is emerging as one of the most important rubrics in the discourse on how to bring about greater and more consistent economic and social development in India. One observes steadily growing investments in R&D across the country, the setting … Continue reading

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Can Innovation be Routinized?

By Aditya Dev Sood I am told by those who study these things that agriculture came about more or less by accident. Our early ancestors found fruits and berries, corn, edible plants and other vegetation and ate the good parts, … Continue reading

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What does the inside of Innovation look like?

Joseph Schumpeter, widely considered the father of innovation theory, wrote of innovation as the gale force of capitalism, with a large focus is on the entrepreneur as the catalyst of innovation. He writes, “the function of entrepreneurs is to reform … Continue reading

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What is the Relationship between Innovation and Design?

By Aditya Dev Sood The classic theory of innovation is provided in economic terms by Joseph Schumpeter, who listed several different kinds of changes that could be brought about through entrepreneurial activity. These include the discovery and creation of new … Continue reading

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Design!publiC 2 in Bangalore on October 14!

Once again, it’s becoming time for Design Public the event, a high-level conclave on design, innovation, and the public interest. Our up-coming event will be in Bangalore on the 14th of October, and already there are conversations and planning sessions … Continue reading

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All: An Interview with Ekta Ohri

By Ayesha Vemuri Ekta Ohri, the Head of Project Operations at CKS, recently attended a workshop organized by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) in Seattle. I spoke with Ekta about her experience there, and wanted to share some … Continue reading

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