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Poverty, Industrial Design
Given in the following pages are the initial outline plans for a Private enterprise in the fertile plains of North Bihar (in the 14 districts of North Bihar); the main aim of which would be to enhance the food security of India in its own small way. The enterprise would be submitted to the Divine (HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar- Founder of the ‘Art of Living’) and the large amount of funds required for an enterprise on such a large scale would be procured through Venture Capital. The ‘Core Team’ of the enterprise would comprise of chosen devotees of Gurudev (HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar) who send their emails at email@example.com by 01 Dec 2009. The earliest this enterprise can begin would be by 13 May 2010. Barring the aim; all aspects presently felt proper for the enterprise are flexible and could change at any time, in order achieve the aim of the enterprise effectively.
• The farmers in the villages (of 14 districts) in the plains of North Bihar would be encouraged (inspired) by courses of the ‘Art of Living’ to raise their own Food Processing Units (FPUs) by the enterprise. The locals in the area would be given guidance and assistance for raising their own FPUs. • A number of ‘Food Parks’ of the enterprise would be raised in identified (flood free) areas of North Bihar to coordinate the Packaging, Storage, and Marketing of the products of the FPUs of the locals in the area for decided profit percentages. • The HQ of the enterprise would be...
Posted December 10, 2008
Community, Audio/Visual Design
I never thought it would happen. Not this soon. Yet, like all the great empires of yore, Photoshop—and it’s parent Adobe Systems Incorporated—is not immune to the irresistible intoxication of hubris.
With the release of Adobe Photoshop CS4, the backbone of Photoshop has been compromised. Specifically, the workflow for millions of users has been completely usurped with the removal and introduction of some new “features.”
Read more at http://photografix.pro/PRO/Blog/Entries/2008/12/9Photoshop%E2%80%99sFall%3ADecipheringtheAdobeCode.html
Posted December 09, 2008
By Eric Basir
Communication, Communication Design
This is my first post to DESIGN21 - I am currently working on many projects including an Annual Report, a couple of Websites, a DVD & Booklet for an event in January 09, Banners, Leaflets, Posters, etc.
We concentrate mainly on the Charity & Voluntary sector - the work is varied and keeps us busy, but we are always available to new clients, if you have a design project in mind - email or call us to discuss it.
Posted December 08, 2008
By Richard Foster
Well-being, Audio/Visual Design
Today more the ever it seems even harder to get 5 minutes to just lean back in your chair and give you self some time for free, creative thought. It today’s fast paced agency, or freelance world we’re constantly given creative briefs and expected to squeeze out award winning creative concepts in a matter of hours. You know what? It doesn’t always happen that way.
That being said we’ve all been given that brief, and sometime between the boardroom table and our drawing table we’re struck by creative genius. Unfortunately, that’s not the majority of the time. The inspiration for a new job can sometime take time, not always a lot, but more often then not, the stress of deadlines can sometimes paralyze us from our most creative work.
Here are some tips I’ve collected over the years to help me in the tough times:
- Stop fighting. Allow yourself to BE inspired.
- Imagine yourself floating, watching yourself from above.
- Listen to music, or listen to complete silence.
- Sketch and brainstorm with reckless abandon
- Don’t afraid to be bold.
- Think of something you’ve never tried and DO it.
- Think of something you love and remember why you love it.
- Think of the opposite.
- Take a break. No really, I mean it. Take a walk, watch a movie, phone a friend…
- Don’t be afraid to fail or to be criticized.
- What is the benefit of the benefit (Thanks Rod)
- Look back at your first idea. It’s probably the right one.
- Try to get back to what you enjoy about your art.
There are thousan...
Posted December 08, 2008
By Jason Dauphinee
Well-being, Industrial Design
The design critique has been immensely helpful in terms of getting me on the right path. Many of the people I talked with have great feedback. They loved the simplicity of my project, my goals I set to achieve, and have specific I was with my topic. However, overwhelming complaints came with the lack of labels for the icons located on the top, right of the product. There were also three major suggestions for where to take my project next. It was suggested that I focus specifically on making a very easy to use router, it was also suggested that I apply my design philosophy for the elderly to other technological products, and thirdly it was proposed that I develop other products to work with the router. I am most in favor of making products that work with the router, and more specifically medical products. My project currently attempts to cover a range of issues, but the medical issue seems vastly more important that the others. Because my project relies heavily on being an anchor in the remote monitoring healthcare industry it is absolutely essential that I gain a good understand of this industry, how it works, how remote monitoring it setup, and what remote monitoring capabilities there currently are or may be available in the near future. Most importantly I need to see if there is even a place for my product in that industry. They may have already solved the problem I propose to correct, in which case I will steer myself more towards communication and entertainment....
Posted December 08, 2008
By Brett Allcorn