The office desk is a bad place to see the world from.– David Bingham
Q. Is design a method of general expression? A. No—it is a method of action.– Charles Eames (1969) (via bmdesign)
Yahoo looks to improve search experience →
Yahoo’s decision to focus on the “front-end” human experience of search provides a window into its strategy …. And what’s notable about many of the stable of researchers at Yahoo backing that effort is that many of them, including McAfee, Watts and Reiley, aren’t even computer scientists. They are part of a team of social scientists — cognitive psychologists,...
That first day in India, taking in the barrage of things foreign and unknown on...– Forbes India - Being Vegan in India
Your Holiness, what would Buddha tell the world of business if he were in our...– Forbes India - CEO of the Soul, A chat with Dalai Lama.
40 percent of India’s population is unbanked, while MFIs have been able to reach...– Forbes India - At the Crossroads 40% of India = 400 million people. how do you design a micro-finance system that can scale up so big?
1. information visulisation - build conversations following the visual...– Design Generalist: Richard Buchanan on the ‘Four Boundaries of Service Design’
The Good Enough Revolution: When Cheap and Simple... →
wonderful article on how digitalness is affecting tradtional product design thinking. I also think that digital nature of content is enabling us to move the content across devices,people and technologies much faster than ever before.Thats one more reason why product designers have to start thinking of system design, and how to best hardware/form can embody the content. thanks nina for bringing...
The age of medium-specific design professions is over. The new designers need to...– me repeating myself. from my everyday experience.
I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent. Curiosity,...– Albert Einstein (via chrbutler) (via oberholtzer) (via 8226)
developed and developing
the western world is undergoing a phase of reflection. the eastern world, meanwhile is undergoing a phase of growth.rapid growth. when you’re growing rapidly, you dont care to sit back and reflect. you only reflect when the growth betrays you of its promise, when growth stops and when it leaves you paralysed. but what if the eastern world changed this model, deviated from set path and...
this is what affluent Indians are like..no snake...
60% of affluent households are nuclear families, 25% have family elders at home. Nearly 50% of households have more than one earning member. Although nearly 50% of affluent consumers are schooled in English, regional languages are spoken at home. 90% own a house, 75% have a fully automated washing machine, and 40% have a home theatre and fitted kitchen. English is the preferred language for...
Mathematics is :
nikkigraziano: proofmathisbeautiful: teknoman: “Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true.” — Bertrand Russell “Mathematics is made of 50 percent formulas, 50 percent proofs, and 50 percent imagination.” “Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things.” — J. H. Poincare “Philosophy is a...
Clay Shirky: How social media can make history |... →
Walking through India | Alastair Humphreys
Unfortunately, India’s high-profile business schools are yet to factor in the...– www.outlookindia.com | No Suits, We’re In The Chaupal and that is where entrepreneurs with design skills can make a difference.
Scott Cook from Intuit here. OK, I’m about to date myself. Long ago (27 years...– Will Mint.com Change? Intuit Not Out to Change Mint says Founder | MintLife Blog | Personal Finance News & Advice An example of how a well designed web based product can challenge existing business models.Many businesses are waking upto the power of digital products, but only few know how to...
Microloans vs. Microinsurance - TIME Why The... →
interesting design problem. funny how insurance companies are using age-old business models to reach the poor. designers needed here, to understand what a poor person’s perspective of risk-taking and associated safety is…and convert those insights into actual meaningful economic safety services.