Showing posts with label Thought n Impact. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thought n Impact. Show all posts

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Speak4Deaf App

By Nisha Advani


Translating the premise ‘technical progress that does not encompass all facets of society is baseless’, four students design an app that bridges the communication gap between normal folk and the speech and hearing impaired. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Affordable housing – a dire need in India

By Ar. Prashant Sutaria

Estate Square, Ranchi

Ar. Prashant Sutaria dwells on the role of the architect as an influential instrument of ‘better urban housing in the affordable category’…

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Entrepreneurial Empowerment through Design

IAnD Exclusive

Design Impact Special

By Team IAnD
Photography: Courtesy NID

Entrepreneurial Empowerment through Design - Design Clinic Scheme

Commemorating the initial success of the Design Clinic Scheme empowering MSMEs, 21 success stories of completed design projects in India have been launched as a Book, “Entrepreneurial Empowerment through Design”. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Braille Smart Phone

IAnD Exclusive 

Design Impact Special

Compiled by Team IAnD
Photography: Courtesy World Wide Web

Braille Smart Phone by Sumit Dagar.

Interaction designer, Sumit Dagar prototypes the world’s first Braille Smart Phone that can empower communication with the visually impaired.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Origami-based Paper Microscope

IAnD Exclusive 

Design Impact Special

By Team IAnD
Photography: Courtesy Foldscope

Paper Microscope by Stanford Professor, Manu Prakash.
Paper Microscope - CAD design

Stanford Professor, Manu Prakash designs an ultra-low-cost paper microscope to aid disease diagnosis in developing regions…

Friday, May 16, 2014

Bubbles - Breathe Clean Air!

IAnD Exclusive

Design Impact Special

By Team IAnD
Photography: Courtesy Orproject

Bubbles -controlling air pollution by Ar. Rajat Sodhi.
Sectional View

As air pollution worsens across many cities in India, New Delhi-based architect Rajat Sodhi and his teammates at Orproject propose a controlled-environment bio-dome concept to tackle the problem…

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The ‘Hangbag’ Carry Bag!

IAnD Exclusive

Design Impact Special

By Zoya
Photography: Courtesy the designers

Innovative Hangbag by Parin Sanghvi, Mohit Singhvi and Shruti Gupta of MIT Institute of Design, Pune
Innovative Hangbag

Did you know over one billion paper shopping bags are used every year and only one per cent end up in the recycle bin? Design students from MIT Pune have come up with an innovative solution that negates our environmental woes and reduces the recycling process too, to a large extent…

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Design for Social Change

IAnD Exclusive

Design Impact Special

By Prof. Anil Gupta

Prof. Anil Gupta's views on 'design for social change'.

In an exclusive for India Art n Design ezine, Prof. Anil Gupta, as the Guest Editor of our Design Impact Special Edition starting today, addresses this pertinent issue that lies at the core of all design showbiz. If we need to use Design for Social Change, will designers engage with grassroots innovators?

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Design Impact - Special Edition

IAnD Exclusive

Design Impact Special

Dear Readers,

Guest Editor, Design Impact Special Edition - eminent Prof. Anil Gupta from IIM, Ahmedabad.
Prof. Anil Gupta

At India Art n Design ezine, it has been our constant effort to bring you projects, concepts, insights and breakthroughs in design per se. Starting May 14, 2014, we bring you a Special Edition called the "Design Impact Week"

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sky Courts –The Showstopper!

By Savitha Hira
Photography: Sanjay Puri Architects

Sky Courts, Mumbai by Architect Sanjay Puri

Ar. Sanjay Puri does India proud as the only Indian architectural firm to win ‘across categories’ at the MIPIM 2014 Awards…

Friday, March 21, 2014

Electronic Sticky Notes

By Team IAnD
Photography: Courtesy the designers

“dataSTICKIES”  winner of red dot design concept award 2013

Every new innovation in the field of technology brings us closer to a futuristic world, ruled by precision, simplicity and clarity. “dataSTICKIESTM” is one such innovation.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Interactive Footwear

By Marina Correa
Photography: Courtesy Ducere Technologies

Lechal Shoes by  Krispian Lawrence and Anirudh Sharma
Bluetooth-enabled footwear

Developed by two young Indian techies Krispian Lawrence and Anirudh Sharma, Lechal, is the world’s first interactive haptic footwear that began as an innovation for the visually impaired but is applicable to everyone…

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

To a Greener Mumbai!

By Pari Syal
Illustrations: Courtesy the architects

Ar. Abraham John ‘Bombay Greenway Project'

Ar. Abraham John proposes a truly 21st century Mumbai city in terms of green space and connectivity, with the ‘Bombay Greenway Project’ - an infrastructure project that will harvest a green corridor over the city’s existing 166 km. stretch of railway lines…

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Water Benches for Mumbai

By Pari Syal
Photography: Courtesy MARS Architects

Water Benches in Mumbai by MARS Architects
Water Bench

A seat for four is also a storage tank for 500 litres of water – will the Water Bench help ease the water woes of Mumbai? Find out in a discussion with the architect at Studio X…

Friday, May 31, 2013

Homologation – a must in international design

By Udit Chaudhuri

Homologation – a must in international design
Courtesy: brailler.com

Time was, when you hired five tailors to stitch wacky smocks; made spicy pickles in your garage; or got costume jewellery, lamp shades etc., made from local craftsmen - and applied the good offices of an uncle or buddy in the West to get you a tidy profit in Dollars! This is no longer the story, what with an ever-widening circle of concerns in the global design scenario…

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Bookshelf with an Attitude!

By Priyanka Vikash
Photography: Kabilan S & Amit Khanna.; courtesy AKDA

Bookshelf - Exhibition Design by Amit Khanna Design Associates (AKDA)

IAnD discovers how imagination meets sustainability in simple design re-use giving rise to an innovative exhibition design component; courtesy Amit Khanna Design Associates, New Delhi.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Interiors & Budgets - How much is too much?

By Pari Syal      
Emran Haashmi's living room
 Courtesy: Ar. Parag Pandya
Like a bottomless pit, there is basically no limit to how much one can spend to fulfill one’s quotient of comfort and aesthetics. IAnD attempts to seek an answer...

Friday, March 22, 2013

Designing for Pets

By Anuradha K. R
Photography: courtesy the designers

Paul Hendrikx's Studio Mango's pet product - Pet Planter
Pet Planter
Pets have always been a pampered lot; and products designed especially for pets – birds, dogs, cats, horses... are finding takers like never before...

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

India – Design Bound!

By Savitha Hira
Photography: Courtesy IDF 2013

IDF 2013 Mumbai- session in progress
India Design Forum 2013 Mumbai
With the India Design Forum 2013 summing up the design scenario in India as largely aware and progressive, does the overall picture necessitate the intervention of more such interactive platforms that can make design come of age?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Design Agenda - India

By Savitha Hira

Design in India

‘Design’ is progressively the watchword for India. Where have we, as a growing-design-awareness-nation reached? How close are we to our global counterparts? Or is the road ahead still full of stumbling blocks?
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