• 4 Graphic Design tools that are forgotten: #DesignNostalgia Dear millennial designer (If you know what one-hour photos are you do not qualify, and no, it is not the maximum number of selfies taken in 60 minutes): I am going to wake you up to some reality of yore that you probably will not enjoy. You need to sit down for this one. Right […]
  • Brand New Belief New businesses and tech startups are slowly waking up to the idea of their internal and external brand helping their businesses grow. They now know it is the sticky glue that makes employees and customers belong to this unsaid faith called brand. But most of you founders and entrepreneurs still think a brand is ‘touchy […]
  • Thirst-Day Exhibit 02: Javier Mariscal I work with visual art professionals every day. Most often I use art references to suggest a style, a palette or a tonality that is appropriate to the brand that we are working on. I always get blank faces. We need to put the thirst back in design professionals to be aware, appreciative and understand […]
  • Thirst-day Exhibit 01: Paul Klée I work with visual art professionals every day. Most often I use art references to suggest a style, a palette or a tonality that is appropriate to the brand that we are working on. I always get blank faces. We need to put the thirst back in design professionals to be aware, appreciative and understand […]
  • Awakening: What does it mean to be a designer? On the 10th of February 2017 Netflix released a series about visionary designers who inspire us and define the future of this domain. I turned 49 early February this year with no real regrets. However, I thought my 50 should be a milestone. It should be a reason to rethink what I do and probably […]
  • Quora: My few cents for non-designers moving towards interaction design Read Quote of Shiva Kumar’s answer to Interaction Design: What is the first thing to do for non-designer becoming Interaction designer? on Quora
  • Quora: Trying to guide a product manager across the user experience chasm Read Quote of Shiva Kumar’s answer to Product Management: As a first-time Product Manager with no design experience, what is the best way to learn everything about UI/UX design in mobile? on Quora
  • A masterclass from the man himself: David Kelley on Jobs and design thinking All startup creative firms want to grow up and be an IDEO. This enviably creative design studio has firmly embedded itself in the innovative strain of successful brands. David Kelley was the man at the helm of this movement. Here he talks about his friend Steve Jobs and design thinking as a concept.
  • Further conversations with a pedagogue: Part Two Manoj Neel heads Interaction Design and Information Design faculty at National Institute of Design, Bangalore. He is authoring an interesting paper on the future of design education in India. This is an excerpt from his conversations with me as a practicing designer. This is a continuation from the previous post. Read that first. Manoj Neel: […]
  • Conversations with a pedagogue Manoj Neel heads Interaction Design and Information Design faculty at National Institute of Design, Bangalore. He is authoring an interesting paper on the future of design education in India. This is an excerpt from his conversations with me as a practicing designer. Manoj Neel: It’s been over 18 years since you began practicing as a […]