• From the Archives: 50 years of Indian Design – 2010 Pool Interview 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 professionals in the industry. I was proud to be one of them. This post is an […]
  • Short Post, Found Content: Tom Kelley deconstructs Design Thinking Fail often so you can succeed sooner. – Tom Kelley While in this World all and sundry are touting design thinking, while I have started to get uncomfortable with the term as much as I am uncomfortable with ‘innovation’, there are a few who can pragmatically break it down for us. Tom Kelley, a pioneer and […]
  • SrishtiTV: 4 lessons for young design professionals The students of Srishti Institute of Art, Design, and Technology have launched a YouTube Channel called SrishtiTV. In their words, it is ‘a premier attempt to humanise the growing art and design student community in India over its 9 playlists’. I was one of the ‘experts’ interviewed by them for the playlist ‘Excerpts from Experts’. […]
  • NASSCOM Talk: Elements of Digital Marketing Addressing a group of 200+ technologists, I realize, is not as easy as talking to design professionals. The tech pros are way more left-brained and need a connected narrative that offers a rational process. This talk at GIC NASSCOM in Hyderabad is my attempt at offering a framework that they can use as a common […]
  • Thirst-day Exhibit 08: Gabriel García Márquez Before reaching the final line, however, he had already understood that he would never leave that room, for it was foreseen that the city of mirrors (or mirages) would be wiped out by the wind and exiled from the memory of men at the precise moment when Aureliano Babilonia would finish deciphering the parchments, and […]
  • Typography on screen: A continuum of conditional logic Working with type to be displayed on screens is a complex task and there are very few simulation tools that allow you to understand how the end product would be in all variants of devices and aspects. If you are a print designer there are a tight set of parameters that define how your typesetting […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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.
  • Paula Scher for Behance: Irreverent and respectable doyen of graphic design She has always been an inspiration and I was lucky to meet her a few years back at Kyoorius Designyatra. Paula presents a set of stellar brand work that have been done by Pentagram and her.
  • The Wizard of Woz: Steve Wozniak in line for iPad3 at Apple store I have always admired the co-founder of Apple for his humility and of course, wisdom. I found this interview where he is waiting outside an Apple store in LA to buy himself an iPad3. Interesting conversation. Watch and enjoy!