Monthly Archives: February 2011

What kinds of seeds? – John Thackara

By john | Published: February 21, 2011 Global design education in a nasty bind. There are hints of the dot com boom a decade ago. New products [courses] have been launched at a frantic rate in recent years. New buildings

What kinds of seeds? – John Thackara

By john | Published: February 21, 2011 Global design education in a nasty bind. There are hints of the dot com boom a decade ago. New products [courses] have been launched at a frantic rate in recent years. New buildings

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Ahmedabad Mirror on ‘Vision First’ – Pravin Mishra

Ahmedabad Mirror dated 21 Feb. 2011 ( Read original article here ) Redesign India with new vision Design is a powerful force that can change society and needs to be handled as such   Pravin Mishra Posted On Monday, February

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Ahmedabad Mirror on ‘Vision First’ – Pravin Mishra

Ahmedabad Mirror dated 21 Feb. 2011 ( Read original article here ) Redesign India with new vision Design is a powerful force that can change society and needs to be handled as such   Pravin Mishra Posted On Monday, February

John Thackara – What Kind of Design Institutes for India?

February 19, 2011 What Kind of Design Institutes for India? A decision by the Indian government set up four new National Institutes of Design [NIDs] in the country has sparked a lively debate about the kinds of design they should

John Thackara – What Kind of Design Institutes for India?

February 19, 2011 What Kind of Design Institutes for India? A decision by the Indian government set up four new National Institutes of Design [NIDs] in the country has sparked a lively debate about the kinds of design they should

Update

This afternoon I spoke with Sam Pitroda, the Advisor to the Prime Minister of India on Public Information Infrastructure & Innovations about the proposal sent by the core team of the Vision First initiative to him. Based on our conversation

Update

This afternoon I spoke with Sam Pitroda, the Advisor to the Prime Minister of India on Public Information Infrastructure & Innovations about the proposal sent by the core team of the Vision First initiative to him. Based on our conversation

Inclusive Design for India

Design for Inclusive Development Prof M P Ranjan Design Thinker & Independent Academic Ahmedabad Our economists and planners have got used to the idea of measuring progress by the growth and their metrics include industrial production, agricultural production and the

Inclusive Design for India

Design for Inclusive Development Prof M P Ranjan Design Thinker & Independent Academic Ahmedabad Our economists and planners have got used to the idea of measuring progress by the growth and their metrics include industrial production, agricultural production and the

we have a reply :)

On 12/Feb/11 9:40 PM, Sam Pitroda wrote: Dear Rashmi and friends, Thank you for the vision document. I appreciate your energy, enthusiasm, support and the VISION. I am in SF and will need a couple of days to reflect. I

we have a reply :)

On 12/Feb/11 9:40 PM, Sam Pitroda wrote: Dear Rashmi and friends, Thank you for the vision document. I appreciate your energy, enthusiasm, support and the VISION. I am in SF and will need a couple of days to reflect. I

Vision First – Proposal

The original pdf document can be viewed / downloaded here. Vision First Introduction The Indian Design community is excited — the Indian government has committed to the setting up of four new Institutions for Design Education (NIDs) in the country.

Vision First – Proposal

The original pdf document can be viewed / downloaded here. Vision First Introduction The Indian Design community is excited — the Indian government has committed to the setting up of four new Institutions for Design Education (NIDs) in the country.

Vision First Proposal – Letter to Sam Pitroda

Dear Mr Sam Pitroda On behalf of the community of designers from India we wish to thank you for being receptive to our ideas on developing a vision for expanding the design education infrastructure of India through setting up of

Vision First Proposal – Letter to Sam Pitroda

Dear Mr Sam Pitroda On behalf of the community of designers from India we wish to thank you for being receptive to our ideas on developing a vision for expanding the design education infrastructure of India through setting up of

Views – Jogi

As we move on in India from a brick and mortar economy to a knowledge and information based economy, definition of Design, role of Designer and Design institute stands to change completely. Industrialisation and associated developmental activities have touched only parts

Views – Jogi

As we move on in India from a brick and mortar economy to a knowledge and information based economy, definition of Design, role of Designer and Design institute stands to change completely. Industrialisation and associated developmental activities have touched only parts

Towards articulating visions of design education in India – Deepankar Bhattacharyya

“I know that we must ‘let a hundred flowers blossom’ to quote Mao (with none of his penchant for executing dissenters ;0) and be open to the changing meanings and directions that ‘design’ and design education is taking. The four

Towards articulating visions of design education in India – Deepankar Bhattacharyya

“I know that we must ‘let a hundred flowers blossom’ to quote Mao (with none of his penchant for executing dissenters ;0) and be open to the changing meanings and directions that ‘design’ and design education is taking. The four