• 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

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

Aerospace
Agriculture
Automotive
Electrical & Electronics
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.

Events for August 2014

Posted in Lectures & Workshops

International Plastics Exhibition - IPLEX 2014

August 8-11, 2014
HITEX Exhibition Center, Hyderabad
It is on polymer & resins, intermediates, blends & alloys, composites, Specialty chemicals, master batches, additives, colorants, fillers & reinforcements, Processing machinery, Printing and packaging, Ancillary equipment, Finished products, Mould & dies, Post processing equipment for printing, plating, lamination, surface enhancement and decoration of plastics, Quality control and testing equipments, Recycling, Plasticulture.

Startup Bootcamp

August 9-10, 2014
Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
An unparalleled opportunity to showcase your startup plans to VCs and industry experts to get their invaluable guidance. It will be a one of a kind opportunity to market your startup to a captive student community of future business leaders and entrepreneurs. Additionally, you will get a chance to revel in the workshops conducted by industry veterans and one-on-one discussion with investors.

The Information

Posted in Recommended Reading

Book Review

Author: James Gleick
Publisher: Fourth Estate, London. 2011.

We are living in the information age and an app economy. Information can be accessed on the move. Information is endless and growing. In fact, it is a flood. Every minute 72 hours of video get uploaded to YouTube. Every minute Facebook users share 2.4 million items of content. Every minute 204 million emails are sent1. These are diverse pieces of content that can't be easily compared.

So what exactly is information? Is it human knowledge, the meaning attached to a video or the ideas described in a memo? Or can we quantify it into bits and bytes, thereby giving a simplistic measure in terms of exabytes of data generated per year? This ambitious work by James Gleick unravels the history of information as a concept. It is a relevant and important work for the times in which we live.