• 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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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.

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Maker Weekend: Bamboo Furniture

Posted in Lectures & Workshops

In spirit of using bamboo as an alternative construction material, Workbench Projects will collaborate in a Maker Weekend edition with field specialists Bamboopecker to conduct a Workshop on Making Bamboo Furniture on April 18th. Participants will get down to the hands-on part of the session where they will make their own chairs with bamboo and take it home at the end of the workshop.

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Events for April 2015

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TechHub Demo Night

April 7, 2015
Prestige Blue Chip , Bangalore
Demo Night is a chance to see what our top startups are working on. Each startup has 3 minutes to demo their product in front of a live audience. It's not a pitch but an opportunity for each company to explain (and show) what they have been working on. After each demo, there is a live Q&A with the audience.

IBM Bluemix Hands-on Workshop

April 9, 2015
Embassy Golf Links, Bangalore
Free workshop including a 30-day trial license of IBM Bluemix. Many dates are available: 9, 16, 23, 30 April 2015.

James Dyson Award 2015

Posted in Design Competitions/Festivals

The James Dyson Award is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. The Award is open to current and recent design engineering students. It’s run by the James Dyson Foundation, James Dyson’s charitable trust, as part of its mission to get young people excited about design engineering.

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JavaScript: The Good Parts

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Book Review

Author: Douglas Crockford
Publisher: O'Reilly. 2008.

Reviewer: Arvind Padmanabhan

Exactly 20 years ago, a new programming language was born to address the growing demands of WWW, which was then in its infancy. In some sense therefore, the growth of this language is linked to the growth of the web itself. We see new languages coming up on a regular basis. Many of them die quickly. Some gather a small band of dedicated followers for niche applications. Yet, the language in focus has stood the test of time and continues to be essential to web programming. It is JavaScript.

To have achieved such a status, we expect the language to be simple, elegant and well designed. The truth is however quite different. JavaScript evolved in a rush because the growth of the web was phenomenal and engineers could not wait for clean syntax. It took many years for JavaScript to get standardized and until that happened there were portability issues and proprietary variants. What this implies is that the language has many bad parts. These bad parts are there simply for backward compatibility. This book by Douglas Crockford presents the good parts and identifies the bad parts that programmers should avoid.