• 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 […]
  • Designweek at Target: 19 Nov 2010 Last month I was invited to present Apparatus and share thoughts on information design at the Target facility in Bangalore. Target has always been my favorite chain when I am traveling in US of A. Their consistency of brand communication and overall product mix was always compelling. When I got invited for a group talk […]
  • Reminisce: Pool Magazine 6 The advent of 50 years of Indian design has made sixth issue of Pool magazine revisit this long journey from inception till what design stands for in contemporary India today. As a part of this editorial search they interviewed few professionals in the industry. I am proud to be one of them. This post is […]
  • Open Letter: To New Graphic Designers Apparatus has always been open about getting summer interns from design schools and training creative teams in organizations ‘the boutique way’. This letter is to all of you who are learning to spell mnemonic and understand pair kerning (If you are not better do it now). Dear Friend: You probably thought, like I did, that […]