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Archive for February, 2010

Sam Pitroda & alumnus Sudhir Sharma join forces !

On call by Sam Pitroda, DesignIndia has organized a voluntary design activity to redesign important processes in an Indians life.

The mission will be coordinated by “Innoastra”. Innoastra is a non profit entity promoted by Sudhir Sharma and Hrridaysh Deshpande and others. Innoastra is to be a premier organization for research, development, and training in the areas of Business Innovation, Social Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. Using Design as the enabler for
structured innovation, Innoastra aims to enhance economic competitiveness and address the social needs of India.

The project will be led by Sudhir Sharma and coordinated by Hrridaysh Deshpande. The mission will be mentored by Sam Pitroda.

This is a call to assemble a team of 20 experienced designers who would like to work on this in collaborative and voluntary manner.

Interested designers are invited to send your profile/experience along with a picture to the email Id – innoastra@gmail. com <mailto:innoastra@gmail. com> .

Work will be done online using net based facilities like Email, Skype, Google Doc and on phone hence you could be based any where. Please note that mission website will feature your profile and contacts.


Lokus Design, Pune wins packaging award

Lokus design’ s recently rebranded Park Avenue Packaging bags the 1st prize at PPFCA Star 2009 in the category of Structural & Graphic Design.

Congrats to Lokus!

Tarka Patil talks about making Ahmedabad a heritage city!

Hi everyone,

Lets join hands to make Ahmedabad a WORLD HERITAGE CITY! This Facebook group aims to become a public platform for updates, discussions,postings and a lobby group. It will cover the following subjects and anyone wishing to contribute is invited to do so. Join ‘ahmedabad4whc’ on facebook today!

A video has been launched today for the promotion of the campaign on facebook and vimeo, check it out!!/group.php?gid=456173885402&ref=ts

Vacancy for product designers at Forbes Marshall!

Forbes Marshall is a group of companies with diversified business interests and joint ventures with some of the world’s most renowned names. Today they comprise several business divisions, each one partnering the world technology leader in its respective field, manufacturing products that cover the entire spectrum of energy conservation, energy efficiency, control and instrumentation for the process industry. With rapid expansion on the anvil the company is looking for dynamic professionals driven by challenge and enterprise.

Qualification:* M.Des. Industrial / Product design preferably from IIT’s/ NID or other reputed design schools.
Prior Qualification:* BE / BTech
Experience:* 1 – 2 years

No. of Vacancies*: 01
Location:* Pune

If interested do send your resume to * or

Alumnus Sudhir Sharma wins APEA honour!

Sudhir Sharma, an alumni of NID and CEO of  INDI has been awarded ‘The most promising Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ APEA 2009, by Enterprise Asia in recognition of his accomplishments in the past and present, and having the vision to steer his new company, INDI Design, to become a leading business in future.

Call for registration for LOOK BACK LOOK FORWARD Conference-cum-workshop

The HfG Ulm, which started as a continuation of the Bauhaus experiments in design education, soon veered from a foundation in art to a science and society focus. The HfG Ulm faculty, experimented with design education like never before and documented the results in 21 journals published between 1958 and 1968. These ten years of intense research, theory building and sharing has had a lasting impact on the world of design education. The closing down of the HfG Ulm in 1968 saw the scattering of its faculty and students across the world, each steeped in the Ulm ideology of public good with design theory and action, resulting in significant action on the ground in the form of new design education all over the world, including in India, by Sudhakar Nadkarni and H. Kumar Vyas.

The objective behind LOOK BACK- LOOK FORWARD: HfG Ulm and Design Education in India, an intensive one-day conference-cum-workshop, is to draw inspiration from the path-breaking work at Ulm and reflect on the path forward for design education here in India.

Sekhar in the land of the matadors! ole!

Sekhar, Coordinator, AFD, from 23 February 2010 till 7 March 2010 will be visiting Spain to attend Animac International animation festival at Lleida as official speaker to present NID animation and about NID in general. He will be also conducting a Comic book workshop at Gallery Arteko,San Sebastian where along with 8 other artists;  his sketchbook will be exhibited followed by discussion about comics and animation as alternative communication. Each of the artist will be doing a wall painting as part of their presentation.