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Monthly Archives: June 2006
This image is from my article Putting the Desi in Design published on Core77 in February 2006. Yesterday, I received this thoughtful email from Sriram Thodla, and it struck me after last night’s post on culture specific design by Lenovo, … Continue reading
My favourite quote from all the coverage on the 2006 IDEA awards announced today, is on this gold medal winning design by Ziba Design for Lenovo, from Don Norman, who is quoted as saying, "At first the judges said ‘yuck’ … Continue reading
Bruce Nussbaum ended his post today, "Quality vs Innovation" with the question "Do we have the time?". With all due respect, Bruce, no, we don’t have the time. But neither do I think it will take 20 years. In fact, … Continue reading
If there is genuine innovation – a product aimed at a particular segment for an unmet need – and nobody heard about it, does that mean it doesn’t exist? I stumbled across this product today, it is a pad to … Continue reading
Today, at the reception held at IDEO, SF for the ICSID/IDSA Connecting ’07 conference planning committee, I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Peter Zec for a few minutes. He’s not only the current president of the ICSID but … Continue reading
The summary for a recent article on Yale Global, titled "Students in a world of trouble" observes, Though many American public school students are surrounded by diverse cultures and languages, two recent publications show that most “are likely to be … Continue reading