• 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

IoT Unplugged:Basic Hands-on Workshop (8 Aug 2015)


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.

IEDF Verticals

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

Electrical & Electronics
Green Energy
Industrial Equipment
IT & Computing
Process Industries
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Events for October 2015

Posted in Lectures & Workshops

UX India 2015

October 5-7, 2015
Vivanta by Taj, Yeshwanthpur
Three days of inspiration, education and skills development for user experience designers, UX leaders, program managers, user researchers, startup founders and design students.

IoT Asia Summit 2015

October 7, 2015
Sterlings Mac Hotel, Bangalore
How the Internet of Things will unleash new business models, products, and services. Emerging Trends in The Global Internet of Things Market. Latest Trends & Opportunities in IoT. Driving telcos role in IoT – Understanding landscape of IoT. What Enterprise Needs to Focus On in IOT? Key role of carrier and service provider in IoT.

Pitching For Startups

October 10, 2015
Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
In this edition of 4startups we discover the art and science of pitching with Prof. Bringi Dev from, IIMB as well as from a panel of experts.In this session.we will look at two common pitch types, namely Elevator Pitchesand Company/Idea Pitches.

Bengaluru Mini Maker Faire

Posted in Design Competitions/Festivals

The Maker Faire is a celebration of local maker culture and community. It is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. India is yet to host such a celebration on a grand scale as a Maker Faire but is headed for one in 2016. As a precursor to it, Workbench Projects in collaboration with NASSCOM is hosting the first ever "Mini Maker Faire" in India.


The Myths of Innovation

Posted in Recommended Reading

Book Review

Author: Scott Berkun
Publisher: O'Reilly. 2010.

Reviewer: Arvind Padmanabhan

Innovation is a buzz word these days. Managers use it. Teams are told to adopt it. Companies send signals to their customers and competitors that they are doing it. No one wants to be left out and everyone wants to be part of the action. Yet innovation itself is vague because it can be interpreted in many ways. The idea of innovation gets lost in words and accepted jargon. Scott Berkun, having studied innovation at close quarters, gives us useful insights into innovation.

He clarifies what innovation is and what it isn't. He dispels many deeply held myths about innovation using anecdotal examples. While much of what he writes is not exactly revolutionary, it will be insightful to those who haven't studied innovation as a subject. For real innovators, it's not important that they know what innovation is because they are already innovating. It is their action that speaks more than studying about innovation.