Sunset Marmalade

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Sunset Marmalade Why are some brands killing the obvious in packaging design? If anything is better than the taste of orange marmalade in the morning, it is the sight of it in the jar. Like a beautiful sunset. With strands of peel as if in suspended animation. However, some leading Indian brands, and probably many others too in India and […]

Design Thinking – Shelters for the Homeless

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Design Thinking – Shelters for the Homeless [3.5 minute read] Here’s the next post, towards sharing stories and incidents around design thinking in daily lives, towards a better collective understanding. My earlier post was about taps at home, and why house helps might be wasting water. If you missed that, here’s the link. Now, in developing India, as the nouveau riche […]

Design Thinking – Water Taps at Home

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Design Thinking – Water Taps at Home [7 minute read] I’ve had the habit of applying aspects of Design Thinking to my work and personal life for some time now. In fact, off late it is literally a ‘permanently on’ app running in my head. I use it to review products or services, or to wonder why some startup is […]

Function, Form, and Overripe Apples

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Image: source Over the decades, we have been seeing Apple grow at a blistering pace. Built on thinking different while staying hungry and foolish, it certainly created new sectors while killing redundant ones. With unwavering customer-focus, Apple maintained child-like curiosity, unbelievable innovation, and startup agility. The brand continues to enjoy a stronger following than even some religious cults. The iPhone surely leaves little to be desired […]

See Ma, No Hands – Reviewing the Dettol No-Touch Soap Dispenser

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See Ma, No Hands – Reviewing the Dettol No-Touch Soap Dispenser Here’s a product review. You wouldn’t be reading this if you were fortunate enough to live a secluded life in the hills, which means you’ve most likely visited a reasonably-priced restaurant around. And you have probably noticed how the wash basins usually have water all around the tap/ faucet. […]

Can You Handle This? Dangers of Bad Design

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Can You Handle This? Dangers of Bad Design When making products, or even installing one, more often than not, haste does make waste. Some calmness and a little imagination goes a long way in avoiding the following…                 Above, is the inside of a rear door of a Maruti Eeco. I wonder how […]