Hey girl, When I graduated from Mechanical Engineering I opted to stay in India. Most of the others in my batch? Headed off to the US. In India I then did postgrad at NID. I elected to stay in India and ended up in Delhi, starting my own studio. My whole cohort/ group of friends?…… Continue reading Design is what designers do #1
Source LINK Because we are learner centered. Because we believe education should look like that 10 year old at the skatepark. Because we want to activate the agency of the student. Because we are keen on Astra Nova, 42 Silicon valley, on flipped and on all the hot new ways of learning. Because we also…… Continue reading The Flotilla Model
(Featured image: Audi Skysphere, Supercar Blondie, LINK) So you are a graduate Industrial designer? Okay graduating industrial designer. How good is your knowledge of contemporary industrial design? Job? Studios? Genres? Countries and contexts of work? Would you travel to work elsewhere? How do you get started? I have nudged you to look at 4 aspects…… Continue reading Useful Leads
ieid? Is this the design process? Yes. As a construction based upon reflection on previous project? Yes. Immerse The investigation stage of the project is in reality an immersion – it is a phase of design projects when the student is completely enclosed by information and listens to the ‘experts’ or the ‘affected’ and is…… Continue reading ieid: that is industrial design
(Featured image Credits; Supercar Blondie LINK) When you are still a student. The project is a hypothetical. The project is a speculation. You are apprehensive. Designing for a Panel. Your story will be convoluted. It will be too much. A trying too hard. A project. But will it be an object? Less and less. For…… Continue reading Hypothetical and Speculative
“his concern is in effect with ‘polite learning’, above all with a command of the classical languages of the ancient world and the knowledge to which this admits its possessors”
Its 27 years today since my first supervision of a capstone project. That year we were a group, supervising a group of students. The theme was informal ‘retail’ on the streets of Delhi. The energy, the dialogue, the rubbing against each other. The world was being set to rights. This year I am alone, supervising…… Continue reading Focus upon Method
The cake box is empty, the Banana bread has been eaten. More Banana Bread needed Who are you As a teacher I have to remember the names of students. A large number of names. But because I teach in university, and because the students take my classes, they opt in and then the next semester…… Continue reading What then is “Heart Work”?