• Good design begins with honesty, asks tough questions, comes from collaboration and from trusting your intuition. — Freeman Thomas
  • I believe that quality level is determined primarily by the actual design of the product itself, not by quality control in the production process. — Hideo Sugiura
  • The details are not the details. They make the design. — Charles Eames
  • Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. — Steve Jobs
  • Once the product's task is known, design the interface first; then implement to the interface design. — Jef Raskin

Python Workshop (13 Dec 2014)

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The forum's activities span a broad range of verticals:

Aerospace
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Green Energy
Industrial Equipment
IT & Computing
Medical
Process Industries
Telecommunications
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IEDF Introduction

Design is the seed corn for industrial development. Ideas may remain as ideas if not for design that realizes their true potential. Design brings ideas to fruition and puts products into the hands of consumers.

Indian Engineering Design Forum (IEDF) has been established to encourage innovation in engineeering design for the Indian context. It is a platform that facilitates young and experienced engineers to connect, collaborate and innovate. Being committed to education, the forum gives due importance to career growth and self-development. Polytechnic students, engineering undergraduates and working professionals will benefit directly from the forum's activities. The forum's advisory board of experienced and eminent engineers will offer technical and career guidance.

This website showcases design trends, news and events from around the world. It includes directories of engineering colleges, societies and regulatory bodies. The forum's blog will be supplemented by an e-newsletter to be distributed periodically.

Memberships is free for all. So, what are you waiting for? Register and get connected now.

English for Engineers

Posted in Lectures & Workshops

A series of short workshops aimed at improving

reading, writing and speaking skills.

For engineers, designers and students.

Sessions will be a mix of structured content and informal discussions. Interactive exercises and group activities will attempt to mimic real-life workplace scenarios. These scenarios will have engineering content.

Workshops are free but advance registration is a must. For details and registration, visit http://english-for-engineers.doattend.com/

Dates

  • 20 December 2014, Saturday, 3pm - 5pm
  • 10 January 2015, Saturday, 3pm - 5pm
  • 24 January 2015, Saturday, 3pm - 5pm
  • 14 February 2015, Saturday, 3pm - 5pm
  • 28 February 2015, Saturday, 3pm - 5pm
  • 14 March 2015, Saturday, 3pm - 5pm
  • 28 March 2015, Saturday, 3pm - 5pm

Venue

  • 3347/A, 13th MAIN, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore

Events for December 2014

Posted in Lectures & Workshops

Unplugged 2014

December 6, 2014
Park Plaza Hotel, Bangalore
India's biggest and most popular startup conference and will bring together amazing entrepreneurs, investors and geeks.

Intelligent Manufacturing

December 11, 2014
Mumbai
One Day Workshop on Increasing Efficiency and Throughput Using Data Science.

NASSCOM Annual Technology Conference 2014

December 11-12, 2014
Le Meridien, New Delhi
The conference for technologists and technocrats.

Aadhaar Hackathon

Posted in Design Competitions/Festivals

Hackathon for creating applications based on the Aadhaar platform. Ideate, build and deliver your app in 24 hours.

This is a great opportunity where you will be in a room with your peers and mentors, including tech experts who created Aadhaar! Your interaction with them will help you refine your ideas.

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The Maker Movement Manifesto

Posted in Recommended Reading

Book Review

Author: Mark Hatch
Publisher: McGraw-Hiil Education, 2014

We are living in an age where almost anybody with an idea and the will to execute can convert that idea into a working prototype and start a successful business. Gone are the days when production was controlled in the hands of a few wealthy capitalists. While profits drive businesses, it equally matters today to have passion and pride.

Mark Hatch is one of the leading proponents of the maker movement that is now sweeping across many countries. A former Green Beret, he is also the CEO and Co-Founder of TechShop, one of the biggest maker communities in the world. It is therefore fitting that he should write this book. The book is packed with stories that show how the movement has transformed common people, including the next-door-neighbour variety, into successful business men and women.