How To Create a Personal Learning Environment to Stay Relevant

I have been looking at the terminology that describes what I do in the classroom with my students. Here are some of the things students will do in a typical course I teach: Get a twitter account, use tweet deck to follow different hashtags (#) as a way¬†of doing¬†research. Set up a wordpress blog, and…… Continue reading How To Create a Personal Learning Environment to Stay Relevant

Say no to designing objects

Is that really possible? First the chain of causality and unsustainability: you buy things, which then creates the system that caters to this consumption behaviour, which then needs the manufacturing system to make things, which then requires designers to imagine things, which then means you have designers who want to design (things). The question that…… Continue reading Say no to designing objects

On Form and Design

I have now been teaching form and design for the better part of two decades. In this period I have had occasion to try various methods, exercises and theories of form development. So I went in to teach today and spoke of the background, the pitfalls of the ‘trade’ mindset in design, and of the…… Continue reading On Form and Design

My 2009 writings

“Service design for India: The thinking behind the design of a local curriculum.” … TAKING ON AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN EDUCATION: CURRENT PRACTICE AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING AND PRODUCT DESIGN EDUCATION.

Personality of my Blog

I saw this personality test for the blog post in Jamin and headed off to try my blog out. I (the blog) came out as an INTJ. And here is the description of the personality. You can go off and try the test for your blog too.TypealyzerINTJ – The ScientistsThe long-range thinking and individualistic type.…… Continue reading Personality of my Blog

Back Soon

I am taking off for Christmas. And have promised myself I will not blog over the break. I will spend all my time with my family and be available for the kids. In a non distracted fashion. So this blog is on ‘away’ mode for two weeks (atleast). Meanwhile – go on take a look…… Continue reading Back Soon

Another year comes to an end

Its November – and I have finished my teaching for the year. So I am not thinking of my students – but am focussing upon the world of ideas. Typically in this period I reconnect with the core of by practice. I was asked yesterday – what my dreams these days are. I said I…… Continue reading Another year comes to an end