• 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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Events for June 2015

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UnPluggd 2015 Summer Edition (Road Show)

June 06, 2015
Okhla, Delhi
UnPluggd is India's Biggest Startup Conference That Brings Together Founders, Geeks, Investors And CXOs Together.

India International Bearing Expo

June 06-08, 2015
NSIC, Hyderabad
Roller Bearings, Tapered Bearings, Ball Bearings, Ultra High Speed Bearings, Aerospace Bearings, Gearbox and Wheel Bearings, Flexure Bearings, Plain Bearing, Jewel Bearings, Fluid and Magnetic Bearings, Needle Roller Bearing, Spiral Groove Bearings ...

India International Medical Equipment Expo

June 12-14, 2015
Kisan Bhawan, Chandigarh
Ambulances & related equipment, Biomedical Supplies, Blood Bank Equipment & Reagents, Blood Pressure Monitors, Blood Transfusion Sets & Filters, Cardiac Therapy Equipment, Catheters, Clinical Information Systems, Clinical Laboratory Equipment, Color Doppler Ultrasound Imaging Systems, Computerized Tomographic (CT), Critical Home Care Equipment, Dental Equipment & Materials ...

MAD: Makers Against Drought

Posted in Design Competitions/Festivals

Do you miss water as much as we do? The California water crisis is causing an enormous drought in agriculture, jobs and revenue. That's why Samsung is hosting Makers Against Drought, a $100,000 challenge to makers who want to help solve the California water crisis with good technology and good ideas.

The Internet of Things can change the world, and we're offering our new ARTIK platform to help. As part of your solution, ARTIK has the power and flexibility to collect data at all scales of water consumption for new insights. Learn more!

Makers Against Drought is about building, and the competition happens in two stages. In the Challenge Building Period, makers submit their best solutions using ARTIK. Finalists will be selected to complete their solution in the Finalist Building Period, leading up to the Grand Prize.

Details

  • Website
  • Submission Deadline: Sep 2, 2015
  • Grand Prize: $90,000

2015 IEEE COMSOC Student Competition

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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. 

Details

  • Website
  • Submission deadline: 15th August

Remarkable Engineers: From Riquet to Shannon

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Book Review

Authors: Ioan James
Publisher: Cambridge University Press. 2010.

Reviewer: Arvind Padmanabhan

The world runs on the works and achievements of engineers. Their importance to our lifestyle and conveniences cannot be overstated. Yet, engineering is not a glamorous profession. In India, becoming an engineer is no longer a prestigious thing, perhaps because the country is churning out engineers by the lakhs without consideration of quality. The fresh engineers themselves are not so much interested in a profession as in a handsome pay package. Indeed, it is more prestigious to say that one is overseas on an on-site project rather than be proud about the work being done.

Where does this leave us? The future is going to be grim if the trend continues. We need passionate engineers who will carry on the great works of others gone before them. Engineers of the future, more than filling their minds with equations, need to be inspired. This book by Ioan James serves that inspiration.