"Jugaad" = Frugal Design = Gandhian Engineering
i love the concept of frugal engineering, but having lived in india for two decades had probably numbed me to its existence. In India ..We call the products of frugal engg.. “Jugaad”, or “makeshift” design / gandhian design.Its the idea of creating products with the least amount of resources and making it as durable as possible to avoid future replacement. sustainability...
We have come here to try and implement principles of what we call frugal product...– Carlos Ghosn, CEO Renault SA + Nissan , on renault’s JV with Indian car maker Mahindra and its presence in India.
Bruce Mau Design - Manifesto →
Nokia Design Manifesto (with interesting ones...
1.Products will arrive incomplete (Think of a white canvas on which people paint their ownpersonal experience.) 2.It’s about unintended consequences and unplanned usages. 3.Nothing is ever final:everything is open-ended. 4.People want to get more involved in designing the stuff they’re going to use. 5.Let’s allow for the possibility of play. 6.Openness is key via an open platform approach,...
Design for extreme affordability. →
DESIGNING IN HOSTILE TERRITORY - Roger Martin
1.Take ‘Design-Unfriendliness’ as a Design Challenge 2. Empathize with the ‘Design-Unfriendly Elements’ 3. Speak the Language of Reliability 4. Use Analogies and Stories 5. Bite Off as Little a Piece as Possible to Generate Proof
If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, the possibility of life is...– War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy: Chapter I
Find purpose , means will follow.– Gandhi
fascinating… Video - Breaking News Videos from CNN.com
Unlike user research for the design of artifacts where one can simply work out a...– The Prepaid Economy Blog
a shift from “design as visualization of data” to “design as the changing of...– IxDA 2009: Behavior, Definition and Synthesis | Blog | design mind
When you have a bad technology, the answer is better technology; when you have a...– Kevin Kelley
Hyperlinks subvert hierarchy– the cluetrain manifesto
a washing machine that gets more efficient with every wash ! saves water and energy
is there a way to sell a more sustainable product to the masses at a cost that is higher than the non-sustainable alternative? OR how can you persuade a market in which you compete on price to adopt a higher cost product that is more sustainable ? either ways…is trageting a niche market for your sustainable product the only way to sell a sustainable product?
Access trumps possession; access is better than ownership.– Kevin Kelly Design for Service
Gandhian engineering’,…. embracing resource constraints in the quest to do...– Unlearn the past to create the future: C K Prahalad- Corporate Dossier-Features-The Economic Times
I n d i a * - The Meenakshi temple →