• 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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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.

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Events for August 2015

Posted in Lectures & Workshops

11th India Innovation Summit

August 6-7, 2015
ITC Royal Gardenia, Bangalore
The theme of the 11th edition is "Realizing the National Dream -- Scaling Local Innovation". The theme of 11th India Innovation Summit is driven by the recent changes in the Indian political ecosystem and the shift in priorities for broader participation in the economic growth across different sectors in India.

MobileSparks 2015

August 7-8, 2015
MLR Convention Centre, Bangalore
Bringing together mobile's most forward thinking innovators.

Wearable Tech and Smart Textiles Meetup

August 8, 2015
Alpha Labs JP Nagar, Bangalore
At this meetup, we will take a closer look at wearable tech and smart textiles, and some of the available tools, materials, platforms and best practices that can help with rapid prototyping in these areas.

Robo Revolution

Posted in Design Competitions/Festivals

Call for participation in a Robotics workshop – learn and build your own robots with Autonomous Systems Lab ETH Zurich.

Learn how to build your own robot and learn about state of the art localisation and perception algorithms to give it a mind of its own. Find out how to make your robot drive around using the same techniques used in autonomous cars. Also, get a chance to know the state-of-the-art robotics research taking place in Switzerland and how ETH Zurich, Switzerland is pushing the boundaries to develop cutting-edge technology!


  • Website
  • Organizers: Swissnex India and Workbench Projects
  • Venue: Workbench Projects, Bangalore
  • Event Date: 12-15 September 2015
  • Deadline: 25 August 2015

Smart Thinking: How to Think Big, Innovate and Outperform Your Rivals

Posted in Recommended Reading

Book Review

Author: Art Markman
Publisher: Piatkus. 2012.

Reviewer: Arvind Padmanabhan

Smart Thinking is a book that combines practical tips backed by relevant research from the field of cognitive science. The author has done a remarkable job of explaining how the human mind works and what it takes to get the most out of it. He uses a wealth of analogies and anecdotes to bring his points across. He introduces each topic clearly and ends with neat summaries.