OCC Pune Meet on Design Thinking

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OCC Pune Meet on Design Thinking

Time: April 3, 2010 from 4:30pm to 8pm
Location: Room #707, SICSR, Om Supermarket Chowk, Model Colony
Street: Shivajinagar
City/Town: Pune
Website or Map: http://www.sadakmap.com/p/SIC…
Event Type: networking, design thinking, intuitive thinking
Organized By: Santosh
Latest Activity: Mar 24, 2012

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"Design is too important to be left to designers " -- Bruce Nussbaum

Design thinking is more than just the art of designing a usable interface. Think of it as a skill that can help mold technology in to an agent of change.

To help stimulate design thinking a mix of celebrated as well as young design entrepreneurs will share their award winning designs and thinking models with POCC.

Satish Gokhale, was recently in the Times of India for designing TATA Swach, a water purifier unveiled by Ratan Tata, that costs under Rs. 1000, does not use electricity or running water often not available in rural India. Satish has designed several award wining products, and won the BusinessWorld Design Brilliance Award several years in a row. He was invited to deliver the keynote address at the International Design Forum, Singapore, and invited by HP Innovation Labs to present on “Design for The Other Six Billion”, Palo Alto, California. Satish is an entrepreneur himself, and he has accepted our invitation to speak at POCC on how he designed the Swach for extreme affordability, something that MIT Review calls "Value for Many and for Money".

* Pune Design Firm Shapes Tata's Water Purifier

Dipendra Baoni is the Founder and Managing Director of Lemon Design, a Pune based Strategy, Branding and Multi Disciplinary Design Studio. Some of Lemon’s clients include RBI, Airtel, TVS Lucas, Hindustan Times and TCS. An Industrial Designer from NID ( National Institute of Design), Dipendra has won awards in Transportation Design ( Audi International Design Competition - 1996, Nagoya Car Design Competition - 1997) and Web Design ( Macromedia). Dipendra is interested in the convergence of Design & Technology to create/identify unique marketplace opportunities that address real world problems and create compelling value propositions for users and stakeholders. Dipendra is also a Director at Bisquare Systems, an Industrial Design, UI/UX Design, Embedded Software and Electronics Design Firm and has also recently started ECCO Electronics, a company that makes environmentally friendly, affordable consumer products. Dipendra is also involved in academics at NID, MIT and SID.

Chinmay Kulkarni is a Business Design Consultant and heads Preference Architects, a Brand Strategy Consulting Firm. He focuses on identifying and harnessing strong motivators in the value flux to achieve the maximum revenue impact. He has been a consultant to companies like Skoda, Prudential, Gera Developments etc, and is the only SE Asian Consultant to global brand IKEA of which he will be sharing a case-study with us. The IKEA case demonstrates the role of creative thinking in business with a definite focus on innovation. His next focus is to help a Tier-I ITES company to build its global consulting practice in design. He is a graduate of National Institute of Design.

After the talks, we will have an hour for general networking as we celebrate the second anniversary of POCC.

Venue: SICSR,7th floor, (Model Colony, next to OM Super market)
When: Saturday, April 3, 4.30pm
Organized by: Anjali Gupta, Santosh Dawara

More about design thinking
* Wikipedia: Design Thinking
* BusinessWeek predicts Tomorrow's B-School? It Might be a D-School

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Comment by Darpana Athale on April 3, 2010 at 12:15pm
Thanks Santosh! Will be there! :)
Comment by Santosh on April 3, 2010 at 12:04pm
Darpana, simply show up a little ahead of time. That will work!
Comment by Darpana Athale on April 3, 2010 at 12:03pm
Are there any registration procedures to be completed prior to the event?
Comment by Santosh on March 27, 2010 at 10:32am
Speakers, Venue, are all confirmed
Comment by Santosh on March 23, 2010 at 12:19pm
Updated the time (4.30pm) and venue (SICSR)
Comment by Vikas Garud on March 22, 2010 at 9:40am
WOW This is amazing topic, looking forward for the event. Thanks Anjali ,Santosh
Comment by Santosh on March 20, 2010 at 3:42pm
Here's another example of how Tata's desire to provide clean drinking water under Rs. 1000/- yielded the Tata Swach (MIT Technology Review). Swach meets the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards and does not require running water, power, or boiling once installed. Each of its filters can produce 3,000 liter of purified water, enough to provide a family of five drinking water for a year.

The filters use paddy husk ash as matrix, bound with microscopic particles of silver to kill the bacteria that cause 80 percent of waterborne diseases. Paddy husk ash has long been known for its cleansing properties, and India produces about 20 million tons of it every year. The purifier produces clean water without using electricity or running water, both of which are mostly unavailable in rural areas.

Swach's fuse has advanced dual function mechanism - pure-power indicator and advanced auto shut mechanism. The pure-power indicator indicates purifying power level and signals when to replace the bulb, while the auto shut mechanism stops the flow of water once the purifying power of the bulb is exhausted.The filter has been designed in a Tata Consultancy Services lab, while the silver nanotechnology was added by Tata Chemicals. Titan, Tata's watch subsidiary, contributed the precision machine tools to manufacture the filter.
Comment by Santosh on March 20, 2010 at 3:34pm
Comment by Santosh on March 20, 2010 at 12:44pm
Updated the theme, we are seeking speakers who are design mavens.
Comment by Santosh on March 17, 2010 at 7:16pm
Might be, watch this space closely :-)

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