• 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 (9-10 May 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
White Goods

Events for May 2015

Posted in Lectures & Workshops

LED Expo 2015

May 7-9, 2015
Bombay Convention & Exhibition Center, Mumbai
LED lights are replacing the conventional halogen lamps at a fast pace by slowly making their way outside the homes by illuminating street lights, public transport areas.

Bangalore Tizen DevLab

May 9, 2015
The Lalit, Bangalore
Do you have what it takes to create the next Tizen mobile app? Or do you already have an app that you would like to appear in the Tizen app store? Whether you’re a novice or an expert, a programmer or an innovator - this workshop is for you.

Startup Saturday Bangalore

May 9, 2015
Sasken Communication Technologies, Bangalore
Come register for the May edition of Startup Saturday to explore the exciting Startups from the Food and Beverage sector.

2015 IEEE COMSOC Student Competition

Posted in Design Competitions/Festivals

So how do you want to change the world? Join the 2015 IEEE ComSoc Student Competition!

Demonstrate a unique solution to a real-world problem by using engineering, technology, science, computing, and leadership skills to benefit your community or the world. Show how you can change the world by improving people's lives and making a positive impact on humanity.

To qualify for the competition, you must be a Student Member or Graduate Student Member of the IEEE Communications Society. Non-Student Members can participate as "Advisors." Or form a team with either Student Members or Non-Student Members that is led by a Student Member. In this competition, students play the main role in developing the project, while higher grade senior members, if included on a team, are considered mentors or advisors. The age requirement is 18+ years. 


  • Website
  • Submission deadline: 15th August

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.


JavaScript: The Good Parts

Posted in Recommended Reading

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.