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Bihar Innovation Lab: The Path Ahead

Health Public was a fateful dialogue for the Bihar Innovation Lab – one that pointed us to strategic (divergent and convergent) futures. It spurred us into many an existential conversation of what a public innovation lab must be and do. Below … Continue reading

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When In the Concept Phase

The BIL team is working hard on solutions and producing concepts here in Chattarpur, however it is important to keep in mind the people we are designing for, and the spaces within which our ideas will come to life. Context … Continue reading

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Saturday workshops? Not dull anymore!

Following the field work in Myanmar, CKS hosted a collaborative brainstorming workshop on 28th June at the Vihara Innovation Campus to understand the Information and Knowledge needs of poor Micro Entrepreneurs in Myanmar, a project Shruti, Namrata, Georgy and I have … Continue reading

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Towards a Civic Innovation Lab : an Outbrief from Design Public 5

A collection of panel discussions, keynote addresses, expert interviews, and contributed essays exploring the potential of open, mobile and social technologies in ensuring participatory, accountable, and effective governance. Drawing from the rich conversations at Design Public 5, open data solutions, … Continue reading

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Designing for Adoption and Scale

    Last week, on the 7th and 8th of May, 2014, Ekta Ohri and I went to the Grameen Foundation’s Designing for Adoption and Scale conference. Hosted at The Leela in Mumbai, representatives from organisations in the finance for … Continue reading

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Responsible Design

“Creation without responsibility creates destruction” – Mike Monteiro In his inspiring talk, ‘How Designers Destroyed the World’, at Webstock, New Zealand,  Mike Monteiro discusses the responsibility of designers and the possible consequences of forgetting the same, a near existential question … Continue reading

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Professor Arjun Appadurai On Design, Innovation, Failure and More

As you probably know, yesterday saw the kick-off of the Adianta School with a talk by eminent anthropologist, Professor Arjun Appadurai. It was a pleasure to be able to listen to his thoughts on design and innovation, not only because … Continue reading

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Records for Life: Your design could impact lives across 10 countries!

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has launched a world-wide contest to redesign the child health record. Challenge When immunization information systems function well, health workers and families have the knowledge that they need to ensure that every child is … Continue reading

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Are you interested in exploring the relationship between Societal Trends and Aesthetics?

CKS is looking for enthusiastic people, who can traverse across disciplines, for a trends research project. As a part of this project you would be involved in extensive social, media, and trends research, creating wonderful visual translations, or devising color ranges that … Continue reading

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To Design Together: Enhance

  Traditional approaches to the design of the simple things in our everyday life — ear-rings, clothes, shoes, furniture, homes — often involve a designer staring a a page in a notebook, drawing the object again and again till it … Continue reading

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