• 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


IEDF Verticals

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

Electrical & Electronics
Green Energy
Industrial Equipment
IT & Computing
Process Industries
White Goods

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.

Events for July 2014

Posted in Lectures & Workshops

Master Class in Entrepreneurship, Silicon Valley Style: Insights By Scott Cook, Intuit Founder

July 1, 2014
EcoSpace, Bangalore
Join Scott Cook, Founder of Intuit, as he shares his learning and experiences in Silicon Valley, the birthplace of innovation. He will talk about the key concepts underlying successful entrepreneurship such as where insights come from, the importance of developing deep customer empathy through observing customers first hand and the critical importance of experimentation, even with customers we know well.

IET Technology Leadership Talk

July 2, 2014
Royal Orchid Central, Bangalore
Theme of this talk is "Consumer Internet and Cloud Computing: Stories, Trends, Opportunities and Challanges."

ImagineCup: Global student technology competition

Posted in Design Competitions/Festivals

Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world's premier student technology competition. Microsoft invites all eligible students to use their imagination and passion to create a technology solution in one of our competitions and challenges. Over the past ten years, more than 1.65 million students from more than 190 countries have participated in the Imagine Cup.

The three main competitions are Games, Innovation, and World Citizenship. Entries can be either purely software or a combination of software and hardware. It needs to use either Windows, Windows Phone, or Windows Azure. There are also online competitions that don't require software creation.


Men of Steel

Posted in Recommended Reading

Book Review

Author: Vir Sanghvi
Publisher: Roli Books, 2007

This book reproduces interviews that appeared in the Hindustan Times during the period 2005-6.  The men interviewed are high-profile businessmen and entrepreneurs who built an empire out of nothing or took their inherited empires to greater heights. At the heart of every interview is the unravelling of their personalities, a little insight into how they shook up the industry and did things differently.

As the author and interviewer points out in the introduction, the book is more about the men themselves and their character rather than the businesses they built. It is not about the success and the money but about the path to success and the values that made it possible.