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A Brief Overview of Pecha Kucha Night #13 (part 2/3)

This is a continuation of yesterday’s post giving a brief overview of Pecha Kucha #13, held last Thursday at the American Center. Like I said earlier, our speakers this time were incredibly inspiring, each in their own way, and their … Continue reading

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Even More Speakers at Pecha Kucha Night #13!

The next Pecha Kucha night in New Delhi is exactly a week away, and presentations have begun to trickle in, looking fantastic so far! It will be held on the 11th of October at the American Center (Kasturba Gandhi Marg), … Continue reading

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A Capabilities Approach to Design

A couple of weeks ago in Delft, I met with Annemarrie Mink, a PhD student at Industrial Design Engineering, Technical University, Delft, who over the last few years has been involved in designing for the bottom of the pyramid. For … Continue reading

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Beyond Engineering and Science: The Sanitation Challenge

An article in Hindu about Bill Gates’ recent visit to India stated that his “ultimate dream is to design low-cost toilets.” In order to design cheap and dry toilets, with as “good or better smell characteristics as a flush toilet,” … Continue reading

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The Future of Folklore in India

The other day, Niyati Mehta of the Tata Trusts visited us at CKS. She wanted to talk about folklore and its future in India. Folklore seems like such a nineteenth century academic pursuit — could new thinking bring it alive … Continue reading

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Imagining India as an Innovation Society

  A few weeks ago, Sunil Abraham and I met up with Sukumar Ranganathan, the editor of Mint newspaper, to think and talk more about our upcoming event, Design Public. What would it take to transform India into an innovation … Continue reading

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A New Global ‘Indian’ Aesthetic: Colour Sensibilities of Modern India

Our recent event ColourNext Dialogues in New Delhi, which brought together professionals from various design disciplines to think more deeply about their relationship with colour, ended with an interesting debate. Reflecting on the event after engaging with the installations of … Continue reading

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Reflections on our visit to Ghana

The focus of the Vodafone project, currently in progress at CKS, is to understand mobile adoption and usage patterns in emerging economies in order to predict the future of mobile internet and data services in these semi-rural locations. For our … Continue reading

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ColourNext 2012: The Process

ColourNext is an innovative trend forecasting initiative for Indian interiors, developed by Asian Paints and conducted in collaboration with the Center for Knowledge Societies. The ColourNext process includes gaining an understanding of emerging societal trends and changes in consumer behavior, … Continue reading

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