Soumitri in 2016

Design is vehicle for change. A Design Project can be a campaign. In a furiously online world I see design projects as either a first step towards a business venture or a campaign that changes the way people think. Design innovations can change the way we deal with ageing and death. Design projects can change…… Continue reading Soumitri in 2016

We have to change the world

Or so goes the sentiment in”design thinking” – and well its possible. Or alternately – let look back to see how we HAVE changed the world. From 2004 till now we (my colleagues and I) have shaped 321 minds and put them out into this city, Melbourne. Of these, lets say for the sake of…… Continue reading We have to change the world

Industrial Design Melbourne

This year, like every year at this time, a whole bunch of design students will leave university to enter the profession. And as with this time every year the prospect of making a living from design is scary! So I said to myself I would do something about it. But what? I could visualize projects…… Continue reading Industrial Design Melbourne

who do I want to be as a professional?

Tales from an Unemployed Interior Designer Now I’m faced with yet another problem (in addition to all those associated with searching for a new position in this economy); if my job is not coming back in any way, shape or form… then what do I want to do and who do I want to be…… Continue reading who do I want to be as a professional?

on Design Forums

Why has the level of discussion in “design forums” degenerated so quickly? Maybe because they’re not populated by “designers.” Greenfield explains … A List Apart: Articles: The Bathing Ape Has No Clothes (and other notes on the distinction between style and design) I admit it: I’m one of those poor souls who likes to indulge…… Continue reading on Design Forums

Stimulus Program For Unemployed Designers

Job Stimulus Program For Unemployed Designers – jobs.roanoke.com With unemployment at a 25-year high, and an estimated 3.3 million jobs lost in the last five months, a leading design software company has created its own stimulus package-providing unemployed engineers and designers with the opportunity to learn valuable new career skills. The program gives free software…… Continue reading Stimulus Program For Unemployed Designers

Don’t give in to shamefaced cringing and glum, hand-wringing humility

Product Panic: 2009 In 2009 you might be unemployed, like those moguls at the top of the financial food chain, so it’s necessary to look busy, preferably at some advanced and exotic activity. Don’t give in to shamefaced cringing and glum, hand-wringing humility. You’ll be getting plenty of humiliation from crazed market forces, which behave…… Continue reading Don’t give in to shamefaced cringing and glum, hand-wringing humility

Fit for work?

I was looking up ‘unemployed designers’ and came across this. Unemployed Anonymous – Support group for recently graduated industrial designers | LinkedIn Unemployed Anonymous is a ‘support group’ created for and by recently graduated industrial designers from the TU Delft, but hey! we’re all ears for anyone out there who can give a hand or…… Continue reading Fit for work?

Sketch for a Course

Design and the Indigenous: Exploring contemporary Aboriginal Australia The title took some constructing – but I am happy with this, and the fact that the title does not commit to a position or angle. The next task is to establish the need for this exploration. I began an exploration titled ‘Great Civilizations’ in 2005. The…… Continue reading Sketch for a Course