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Mahmoud Keshavarz

Stockholm, N/A, Sweden

Researcher

Member since May 22, 2007


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    1/ I shouldn't try to depict a bad portrait from Iranian designers! Through a global network, but sometimes I should do!

    2/ All the time Iranian designers - although the "Iranian term" just is regarding to geometrical reason and nothing except that because in Iran we don't have any school of industrial design- trying to find an idea which they like it includes all factors of a good design and with the contemporary situation and facilities in Iran, this ideal thought is more like an utopia.

    3/ I should do something, but if you know them, tell me immediately!


    In design with a general mind we can't design detailed objects. As you know most of the times, detailed objects can play an important role in social life and when you get a general and vague approach, you can't reach a good solution in during of your design process. In Interaction Design we try to keeping in mind people all the time. It means from the first up to end of design life cycle, designers should think about people and ask questions from themselves about behaviors between people and that designed output. So we should have enough knowledge about target group from the first up to end, which during the process this knowledge will be more completely. so through interaction design we should know anything about target group in detailed points of them, but in industrial design all the time amateur designers - like Iranian's ones - without any detailed information try to find a target group! And most of the...

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    0/ I tried for one of design21 competitions: child's play but the busy situation don't let me to complete my idea and share it with other designers, any way may be next time!

    1/ There is a big difference between Iranian bloggers and others! The most important factor for bloggers in Iran is the quantity of comments but other ones try to have quality in posts and writings! Iranian has the same differences like this with other nations! All the time unlike the entire world, Iranian try to focus on borders not roots! Here you can learn close your eyes and think instead of looking! It’s bad but useful sometimes!

    2/ now a day, there isn’t anything, just thinking and try to do something!

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    INKLING: I didn't want to introduce another book or person this post again, but Thackara didn't let me to crossing over his thoughts!

    I don't want to say more, so please check these four useful links that all of them have a main relation to John! Sometime whether with a world full of violence, war, and poverty and hungry, I'm really happy for living in a world with these people and their works:

    Designs of the Time

    John Thackara Web Site

    Doors of Perception Weblog

    In the Bubble: Designing in the Complex World

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    0/ Let's do more and more for and about people. Nothing like people can do everything for people through humanism mind and power. So...

    1/ Time ruins everything, then we don't have enough time for making a good world by better design.

    2/ Take my hand and cruise me from this lost highway...

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    The last book shopping that I had in Tehran book fair one month ago, was successful and useful for me than past years Tehran book fair purchasing. One of those purchases was "The Laws of Simplicity" by John Maeda which depicts an important challenge between SIMPLICITY and COMPLEXITY. From first to now, I've had problems with technology and it's passion in our life that have made by technologist which have accrued every sense, place, time & thing. But Maeda is a technologist but with a really different mind and vision that tries make technology useful for everyday life of all of people through his self-make laws. He works in MIT for several years and has had various successful projects in the design and business world. When I was reading his book, I got that we can use his rules in DESIGN21 vision. Using technology for some people who don't know anything about new technologies through "Laws of Simplicity" is one of my ideal thought. By using it we can design products, system and services more cheap in cost and easy to use for eve...

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    0/ Hi everybody! Let’s start from you, me and our, Let’s start from HUMAN!

    1/ as I'm a blogger for 5 years but writing in Persian language not English, I had many experiences, but until yet I don't have any professional weblog in English for specific reason like design and specifically Humanism Design.

    2/ Here it can be a good place for me to share my visions, ideas, challenges and problems about relation between design and social themes and of course getting your feedback for more developments. As you know these years everything has been exchanged to "Network" as "Castells" says. So for having a good life, all of us need friends' feedbacks and here is the same.

    3/ now days, I'm getting ready for the "16th International Conference on Safe Communities: SAFETY2007" which will hold in Tehran, Iran from 11th June up to 13th June. I have a paper for poster session there with this title: "Design as a Tool for Reducing the Violence" As I like to know your opinion about it, for the first post that should be good and professional I've attach the abstract:

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    Design as a Tool for Reducing the Violence

    Mahmoud Keshavarz

    Abstract: Contemporary world gives comfortably to people as gives them violence, poverty, invasion, fright and crime. Phenomenon’s like them as like as any social phenomenon have influence...

My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design