#Thesis Concept Prototype-1

I am creating an app, for anyone taking a timeout (gamers, regular subway riders, college students taking a break) to have a play experience with another stranger from across the globe, and evoke emotions of ‘fleeting intimacy’ like a smile, a hi fi, in the context of appreciating one another without engrained social biases and…

Demystifying ‘Design Research’ #Thesis

Response and reflections to Demystifying ‘Design Research’: Design is not Research, Research is Design – by Trygve Faste and Haakon Faste, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. An ‘idea’ in the literal sense of the English language, is born with an ideal scenario. However, it is research that actuates or moves this ‘idea’ from an…

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…

#Ajoobaa Prototyping

After making the concept prototype that in itself helped me form my game better with a gush of ideas for rule sets etc, I proceeded to make my aesthetic prototype as above. This had a pack of 52 cards: 7 old wonders, 7 new wonders, 21 finalist monuments that were voted as part of choosing the new…