The delta of design

This post presents my reflections on the design education I received at IDC. The views presented here are mine. Caution: May contain rants. TL;DR, - There is no TL,DR in Design.

Why design?

After my graduation in Electrical Engineering and partly in Electronics (from CEDT), I had joined Tata Motors, RnD at Pune. My role was with the HMI group there. We worked on various things like control panels and their evaluation (subjective and objective), setting standards for various features, designing, implementing and strategies for various car features like Acoustics, PEPS, Infotainment, Apps, and Telemetry. If someone is familiar with the automotive industry, the organization structure at TML is similar to Ford or JLR. So, in technical terms, I was a part of PAT and ODT. In general, our group was the “internal customer” of the organization. Hence, we set targets for various things and design strategies to be implemented. These would go to the engineers/designers who would implement it based on our

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Clearance Processes at IDC

This post documents and encapsulates the clearance process for IDC, IIT Bombay. Hope this could reduce hassles till things go completely digital. Dedicated to the coming batches. The guide was written as an IDC student in interaction design discipline.

I have tried to document the informal processes that often create confusion. There is a sort of a delight you get when you get past a patch of cloudy information and when you look back, its crystal clear. Hence, one should always try to document such processes so that human race does not spend more time that one human has already spent. Neglecting the superfluous grandeur, I often imagine myself like a miner on a night shift who is underground in the tunnels. One can either temporarily secure the

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Spreadmaker- A tool to generate spreads for hand binding

The post describes a handy python script to convert usual pdfs into spreads of 8. The printed pdf can be bound by hand.

Thanks to my project guide, Prof. Girish, who inspired me to write this by asking me to read more stuff.

During my project days (and even now), I used to print papers from several journals to read and reflect upon. The tangibility of paper provides a far better reading experience than e-books. I have given up on e-reading as it strains my eyes, difficult to make notes on side and record keeping is difficult. If something is more than 25 pages, I usually print it and read it. But I do try to save as much as paper possible.

The common way to

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