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Aditya Dev Sood on What Design Can’t Do

Last month, Aditya Dev Sood traveled to Amsterdam to attend and speak at a conference on What Design Can Do. He spoke about the need for locally derived, value-creating innovation in India, especially to overcome some of our most long-standing … 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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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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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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Our biggest failures and what they taught us

We’re putting together a book right now, and it’s got us looking back through old projects to explore what we’ve learned over the years. This may not surprise everyone, but we’re finding that the greatest lessons we’ve learned over the … Continue reading

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People Don’t Know Themselves (or Getting Beyond Market Research)

Ekta Ohri is the Head of Project Operations at CKS. In the design field, there has been a long, slow change in our understanding of what makes for good design. In the late 90’s, there was a shared understanding in … Continue reading

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