Gates Foundation an Official Partner of Design Public

rencontre amitié

recherche femme garde du corps We are extremely pleased to announce that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has officially confirmed their partnership and support for the Design Public Conclave, to be held on the 20th of April this year.

rencontre fnac montparnasse The Gates Foundation has worked with CKS on several different initiatives over the past few years, including the Vaccine Delivery Innovation Initiative, 34 Ways to Save Lives in Rural India, and most recently, Redesigning the Vaccine Delivery Kit used by frontline health workers in rural Bihar. This association has yielded not only a mutual respect for methodologies and approaches to work, that of innovation and design, but has also given forth several innovative ideas for future collaborations. [Read more…]

Happy Birthday to Us: 10 Years of CKS

check out this site

race dating okcupid It has sneaked up on us, but CKS is 10 years old today. I conducted an interview with our Founder and CEO, Dr. Aditya Dev Sood, on how the company’s journey has progressed over this past decade, and where he sees it going in the future.
https://lattucabarbecue.ca/61940-nootropil-costo.html vitalize
Ayesha Vemuri:
How did it all begin? What have you accomplished in this time? 
buy zyban uk
Aditya Dev Sood:
We conventionally date the company back to February 9, 2002, when I hired Uma Maheshwari to help with ‘content’ — we had no concept of design research at that time. Along with my ‘secretary’ Malini Munisamaiah who had found her, we became a three-person team, and so, in theory, an ‘organization.’

When I’d set out I really wasn’t sure how design and social research could or should fit together. We hadn’t created the innovation cycle or any of the innovation training documents that we later developed. We didn’t have a multi-terabit archive or a blog or any kind of track record or network of alumni who have graduated on from CKS to other things in life. We hadn’t developed any of the insights, understandings or approaches that now characterize the ‘CKS Way.’

[Read more…]

Agenda for ColourNext Dialogues 2012

As we mentioned in a post earlier this week, the Center for Knowledge Societies is collaborating with Asian Paints in organizing an event, ColourNext Dialogues 2012, a a first of its kind conclave on colour trends, forecasting and visual directions in Indian society. The conclave, to be held at a restored mill in Byculla, Mumbai on January 24th, 2012, will be an intensive half-day discussion on the visual significance of observed and predicted social trends.

Speakers will Include

http://fomanacapital.com/83044-zovirax-usa.html Shimul Javeri Kadri, Principal Architect, SJK Architects
http://eventcenterwv.com/53912-buy-shatavari.html dedicate M.P. Ranjan, Design Thinker and Independent Academic
valtrex generic cost Aparna Piramal Raje, Columnist, LiveMint
http://www.hawkerucc.org/monaxinja/6879 Nien Sao, Colour Specialist and HoD Fashion Dept., Pearl Academy
comment se désabonner de elite rencontre Wasim Khan, Director, Lemon Design
dating a 24 year old im 19 Valerie Bonnardel, Reader in Experimental Psychology, University of Winchester
http://sman8jkt.sch.id/buga/4724 Sarita Sundar, Partner, Trapezestudios

The event, moderated by Dr. Aditya Dev Sood, will begin with a walk through the installation spaces, in order to introduce the themes to participants. This will be followed by discussions on the visual, especially colour-related, significance of each of these themes. An agenda for the day is provided below:

10:30 – 11:00 Installation Space Walkthrough

11:00 – 11:10 Welcome address by Aditya Dev Sood

11:10 – 11:20 An Introduction to Colour Next and its Objectives by Mr. Joshua Karthik

11:20 – 11:40 A Dialogic Approach to Colour Trends

11:40 – 12:00 Presentations of Themes by Sneha Raman, CKS

12:00 – 12:30 Interactive Session on Themes

12:30 – 13:50 Panel Discussions on each Theme

13:50 – 14:00 Closing Note and Invitation to Lunch

Participation at ColourNext Dialogues is by invitation only. However, if you are interested in attending, please contact Vedika Khanna at cks@cks.in

Design!publiC Panel Discussion 4: The Theory and Practice of Innovation

15:06 M.P. Ranjan talks about how good design or good innovation is not necessarily about money – it is a matter of thinking about solutions, with passion, empathy, responsibility and commitment. Gives an example of good design in the Daily Dump project by Srishti professor and designer.

[Read more…]

Design!publiC Panel Discussion 3: The Challenge of Start-up Innovation

12:59 Participant: In India, all over, there are so many entrepreneurs. What is interesting is that in India, at forums like this, you don’t see these kinds of entrepreneurs asking for money. Rather, you see startups asking for money.

12:55 Aditya M.: A lot of startups are not thinking about, or even aware of, the fact that they could be working for the public interest, working towards solving some of our grand challenges.

[Read more…]

Is There a Steve Jobs in India’s Future?

Samanth Subramanian of the New York Times Blog, India Ink, was in conversation with Aditya Dev Sood in the wake of Steve Jobs’ passing.

The question of innovation has been weighing particularly heavily on Mr. Sood’s mind because, later this week in Bangalore, his firm will host Design Public, a conference on innovation and the public interest. Mr. Sood’s first thought, unsurprisingly, concerned the Indian education system, “which prepares us for society by a series of instrumental grading mechanisms that treat us like chickens in a hatchery.” This is, he contended, a legacy of colonization, and although Thomas Babington Macaulay’s infamous Minute of 1835 is now deep in India’s past, it still lays out colonial sentiments on education vividly.

Subramanian’s outstanding account of that conversation along with other insights is here.