Refining Domains #Thesis

I refined my domain map from the previous iterations, added more sub-domains to get some clarity. I digitized these domains, eliminated recurring subdomains that are quite common, and refined it further, using Realtimeboard. How do I consider my domain or subdomains? A lot of my work was spread across my portfolio, past work, work during my…

Domain Mapping #Thesis

I practiced domain mapping through my first semester until now. My first thorough domain mapping was in my first semester – where I spit out all possible domains that I’m interested in (sticky notes above). Then I imagined and assumed a few problems emanating from that domain, and assumed the technology space that could solve them (red). Then…

The Paper Plane

Do you remember that the symbol of medicine used to be the red cross? Today, it’s the two snakes around the iron rod, called the “Caduceus” (the snake and rod symbol). Have you seen any symbols for attorneys or law advocates? They normally have a white-collar bow. In India, from where I’m from, this is…

The Practice of Everyday Life

Perspective vision and prospective vision constitute the twofold projection of an opaque past and an uncertain future onto a surface that can be dealt with. This article is a reflection of Michel De Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life, 1984 – “Concept of the City to Urban Practices,” and “Spaces and Places”. This above quote from the author…

Grand Central and The Holiday Market

  I have done many “New York” things so far, like eating cheeseburgers, pretzels, pizzas, being dazzled by Times Square, taking the subway and the list goes on… but for some reason, one of the best feelings of New York came when I visited Grand Central Station  and its market and also the Holiday Market…

#Ajoobaa Final Research Paper

I present my final paper that is the culmination of my work done in my first semester at Parsons School of Design, for my Major Design Studio final project. This paper is work done in game design and experience design and this is still work in progress on its way to reach a finished and…

#FallFinal The Name AJOOBAA

After going through my mind map, my ideas, the design rhetoric, goals and understanding the design values of the game, I want to choose my name for this game. The name for such games should be catchy, marketable and something that sells or connects with everyone in hopefully most contexts. For me, it should also…

‘Extrastatecraft’

Extrastatecraft, according to architect, urbanist, and author Keller Easterling, is a design thinking about not just the buildings but functions “like an operating system, the economics, the informatics, the ecosystem of making the way cities are built – a matrix space”. She says that this is the defacto way of building cities and using the land…

#Ajoobaa Inspirations

Image from ‘Tarot Prophet’ Inspirations and Theme WWF Trump Cards When I say card game, the only two thoughts that come to my mind are the regular 52 playing card pack and trump cards. As a child, I used to play WWF trump cards with my brother. While I was a huge fan of entertainment…

U. N. Me.

The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) of my school (The New School) organized a trip the United Nations, here in New York. I remember, when I applied to Parsons School of Design in December 2016, I was exploring the school and its courses etc in more detail, when I stumbled upon this ad by…

Ideas in Form: 6D

Part 6 of Ideas in Form series in my design studio: Extending the element of Interaction. Ideas in Form was a project to select a domain and a lens within or through which one would like to conduct research. Given your lens, develop a concept derived from any idea you have identified with your domain. This concept…

Ideas in Form: 5D

Part 5 of Ideas in Form series in my design studio: Adding element of Interaction to the design. Ideas in Form was a project to select a domain and a lens within or through which one would like to conduct research. Given your lens, develop a concept derived from any idea you have identified with your domain.…

Ideas in Form: 4D

Part 4 of Ideas in Form series in my design studio: Adding element of Time to the design. Ideas in Form was a project to select a domain and a lens within or through which one would like to conduct research. Given your lens, develop a concept derived from any idea you have identified with your domain.…

Ideas in Form: 3D

Part 3 of Ideas in Form series in my design studio: Represent your design in a 3D model. Ideas in Form was a project to select a domain and a lens within or through which one would like to conduct research. Given your lens, develop a concept derived from any idea you have identified with your domain.…

Ideas in Form: 2D

Part 2 of Ideas in Form series in my design studio: Design on a sheet of paper. Ideas in Form was a project to select a domain and a lens within or through which one would like to conduct research. Given your lens, develop a concept derived from any idea you have identified with your domain.…

Ideas in Form: 1D

Part 1 of Ideas in Form series in my design studio: Creative the narrative Ideas in Form was a project to select a domain and a lens within or through which one would like to conduct research. Given your lens, develop a concept derived from any idea you have identified with your domain. This concept will…

7 Wonders of the World: Stop Motion (1 / 5n5)

This is the 1st submission for the “5-in-5” Major Studio. The moment arrived. I finally began my formal education at Design School. After a month-long-grueling Bootcamp, the fall semester started last week, and my professor asked us to introduce ourselves in a unique way. He gave us an opportunity to teach the class something that…

Throwback to Durga Pooja and how Incredible is India!

Last year this time, me along with my friends Shanky and Ankit, took a trip across north and east of India to experience Durga Pooja. During this festive season of October, Dusshera (or Dasara, as called in the south) is also celebrated. Our trip first began with a 2-day dash to Chennai, where Shanky and I met up with…