I am back on my blog :), thanks to my dear friends, current the MDes Students at CPDM, IISc Bangalore, whose hard-work for the preparations of Ripples’13: The Annual Design Show motivated me to write this post.
Being in IISc since August 2007, I have been part of several Ripples which has gone under many changes including venue to CPDM itself, timings from month of May-June to March to combine it with IISc Open Day. Every year, there have been different vibes but this time it looks something way different from previous ones.
What I am most impressed with is the website and promotional stuff, though it could have been better. For example, As soon as you enter the Ripples’13 website you’re welcomed by simple and light (in terms of server loads) flash animation, which not only gives an essence of what is design but also gives a glimpse of what to expect in the design show. And the following teaser of Ripples’13, the effort put in here is amazing… well done boys!!!
What to expect at Ripples’13!!!
Be ready to see some awesomeness!!! especially the ones who have been visiting CPDM for last few Ripples and Annual Day of IISc. It might be same old Ripples which exhibits the working prototypes of the products designed by CPDM students, but it will be lot more than that, specially the way the exhibition is arranged and the art infused into it this year.
Apart from the exhibition, there will be workshops and lectures from industry experts and professors. The speakers include the likes Prof. P. Achutha Rao (Coordinator, Regional Centre of MS & ME, DCS South Zone, National Institute of Design), Mr. Parag Trivedi (Design Studio Leader, GE – Healthcare), Mr. Mahendra Chauhan (Design Team Head, Titan Industries), Mr. Ananth Aravamudan (Associate Director, Selco Labs, Bangalore), Mr.Ratanjit Sohal (Founder Director of “Uttejna Technology“) and Prof. Dibakar Sen (CPDM, IISc Bangalore).
Workshops on ‘Design Creativity‘ and ‘Design Communication through Sketching’ by Prof. Achutha Rao (NID, Bangalore) and Arun Kumar Francis (Alumnus of CPDM of 2009, Designer at TVS Motors) are must attend for all but do remember that there are limited seats for lectures and workshops so register here and book your seat.
And don’t forget Open Day on 2nd March, 2013, when IISc is open to public.