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Apple store
Ether Talk
November 14, 2019

Experience That!

Businesses need to go beyond looking at product design in isolation and create brand experiences around all points of contacts with their customers It’s true: Businesses are built on experiences.…
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Apple’s 1984 Macintosh interface
Ether Talk
October 29, 2019

The Man-Machine Interface

Interaction with touch screen devices is a big design challenge. Conventional design strategies are giving way to brave new ideas that are functional and beautiful Man has been interacting with…
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Marty Cooper
Ether Talk
September 23, 2019

Making Sense

In an increasingly complex world, designers have to work harder to come up with new things and make them culturally meaningful for users One of the most interesting areas in…
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Ether Talk
August 28, 2019

All are Welcome

A designer is a person who creates the link between the consumer and the product: it is his job to translate the language of art into the language of commerce…
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Top view of the Mercedes ‘Aesthetic 125’ sculpture
Ether Talk
June 25, 2019

Free Flow

When advanced technology meets Mother Nature, nature provides the inspiration for design and technology provides the means to realise the design. The products that result from this collaboration are fundamentally…
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Alessi Mediterrano Fruit basket and salad set
Ether Talk
June 10, 2019

Design Factory

What is it that makes Italy such a powerhouse of design? Did it start with the Italian renaissance or was it the 20th century greats who gave it the respect…
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Metro coach interiors
Ether Talk
May 9, 2019

Life in a Metro

If you contrast it against a regular passenger train you will realize what a design feat the metro coach is. It is the result of an extremely demanding functional requirement…
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Ether Talk
May 2, 2019

Design Activism

Designers of all generations have changed the course of history through activism for causes much larger than just good appearance One single technician is responsible for the entire assembly of…
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Kleinsuper SK1 radio, 1951
Ether Talk
April 23, 2019

Bare Necessities

From German architect Mies Van Der Rohe to Apple’s Jonathan Ive, some designers are working towards ‘removing all that is superfluous so that what remains is the essence’. Interestingly, this…
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Thermostat by Philippe Starck for Netatmo
Ether Talk
April 10, 2019

The Edge of Design

Reshaping mass produced products to reflect lifestyle influences is the primary task of industrial designers Across different product categories, there are different dominant trends that are slowly coming to the…
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Indian Painting
Ether Talk
March 29, 2019

The Indian Idiom

Indian tradition and culture has phenomenal potential for a new idiom of modern Indian design. Remember the animation film ‘Ek Anek Aur Ekta’? An entire generation of Indians grew up…
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Ether Talk
March 12, 2019

Emotional Connect

A designer is a person who creates the link between the consumer and the product: it is his job to translate the language of art into the language of commerce…
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Ether Talk
September 14, 2018

All That Glitters

Design of luxury goods is getting some new dimensions; the geographical, the technological and the ecological Swiss designer Yves Behar once said, ‘Designers have a responsibility to show the future…
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Mahatma Gandhi spinning with a charkha
Ether Talk
September 13, 2018

Manifesto for Design

If the design community is included at the highest level of decision-making, we can usher in a revolutionary way of making things happen in this country. In his September 2013…
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Ether Talk
September 6, 2018

All In A Day’s Work

A bold new vision of the collaborative workplace is trying to keep pace with the rapidly evolving idea of work in the knowledge economy   As a majority of us…
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Ether Talk
June 8, 2018

Tension Attention

A predominantly concrete, steel and glass structure, Bangkok’s Suvarnabhoomi Airport has large fabric spans that impart a very distinct look. Interestingly, the overall shape of the structural unit is a…
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Ether Talk
May 24, 2018

Not Just Child’s Play

Toys and play are not only important for development of the individual, they are central to learning and progress of humankind  “Toys are not really as innocent as they look.…
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Ether Talk
March 22, 2018

The Missing Link

Design can be the greatest change agent for development and should be duly established as a must-have intervention for things that range from signages to skywalks, from housing to railways…
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Ether Talk
March 19, 2018

Out of the box

The good old boxes, covers and bottles are powerful tools that tell stories of what the product and brand stand for Good things often come in small packages, but by…
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Ether Talk
August 3, 2017

Future Perfect

Visualizing futuristic concepts is a commercially important activity for product manufacturers and entertainment industry alike. "There are more people in the world who make things than there are people who…
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