• 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!
  • A treat retreat: Understanding Social I reluctantly registered for a two day conference in support of Akshaya Patra and Anant called Social India. There were significant talks by experts in social media marketing from India and North America. For me, as an entrepreneur and a user experience designer, there were lessons to learn. What did I know? Social media is […]
  • A Timeline: Plotting Apparatus' past and predicting a future Apparatus is going to be eight years next month. We are constantly trying to redefine ourselves as a creative business. Lately we have been pursued for partnerships from across Europe and I have been talking history. This presentation is to walk interested people through our progress, our competencies and our goals. Take a look at […]
  • 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 […]