July 2009 Blog Posts (7)

Indian Grassroot Innovations

Hi everybody

A question just came to my mind.

Is 'Necessity the mother of all Innovations!!!'.

I mean we all have heard of Innovation processes of large blue chip companies which hire people from crème de la crème Institutes who work to solve problems with the objective to find the next growth path for company or solve economic & society issues.

But what exactly motivates a common man to come up with an Innovative Idea? What Motivates him/her to… Continue

Added by Neeraj on July 30, 2009 at 14:30 — 4 Comments

Douglas Rushkoff: Life Inc. The Movie

Has the world turned into one big corporation? Are we living by corporate rules and reality? In "LIFE INC. How The World Became A Corporation And How To Take It Back" Douglas Rushkoff traces how corporations went from a convenient legal fiction to the dominant fact of contemporary life.

Life Inc. The Movie from Douglas Rushkoff on…


Added by Arne van Oosterom on July 27, 2009 at 10:30 — No Comments

Sidewalk Scenarios

My week has been peppered with conversations on the use of scenario building as a method of design thinking. This took me back to fond memories of working alongside my inspirational colleague MP Ranjan at the National institute of Design in India who has been pushing the barrow of design thinking and its extensive applications from way before it became a hot topic.

Energetic in mind and manner, Ranjan has been evolving his invigorating, provocative and immensely popular Design… Continue

Added by Meena Kadri on July 17, 2009 at 12:20 — No Comments

Human Centered Branding

Great presentation by my good friend Erik Roscam Abbing (@roscamabbing ) of Zilver Innovation.


Added by Arne van Oosterom on July 16, 2009 at 18:01 — 4 Comments

Astronomical Outreach

Just did interview on Radio New Zealand about a camel cart astronomy exhibition by one of my former students from the National Institute in Design of India. So proud of his application of design thinking to popularising science in villages, slums and neighbourhoods in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

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Added by Meena Kadri on July 10, 2009 at 13:30 — No Comments

I dont want your money

A collaborative project about optimistic futures

Added by Anab Jain on July 10, 2009 at 12:04 — No Comments

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