Post-loss debrief

Having lost a recent society election, I felt horrible and was surprised to notice how my reaction was similar...

Design From Home (DFH)

Frankly, I am thrilled to be working from home. Work from home for designers is not an alien concept....

Design startups

It is becoming more and more apparent that any startup needs to have designers on board to be successful....

You Don’t Have to Win to Benefit from Awards

No matter how young you are or how small your design practice, you can always vie for a design...

Our Changed World

We are passing through a crisis yet again, or maybe it is just changing. While we are used to...
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Post-loss debrief
Blog, POOL/ DesignIndia Editorial
Design From Home (DFH)
Blog, POOL/ DesignIndia Editorial
Design startups
Blog, POOL/ DesignIndia Editorial
You Don’t Have to Win to Benefit from Awards
Blog, POOL/ DesignIndia Editorial
Our Changed World
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Designindia Editorial

Collection of Editorials by Sudhir Sharma in Designindia Magazine

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Me

I am Sudhir Sharma,

I am a designer, publisher, speaker and a traveler. I am the founder of IndiDesign, a brand and business consulting company I also publish Designindia Magazine and host 'India's best Design Awards'. Lets connect

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Sudhir in Indian and Global Design Jury

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Design From Home (DFH)

Frankly, I am thrilled to be working from home. Work from home for designers is not an alien concept. It starts during our hostel life, where more work gets done in your room than in your studio. More work happens at night than in the day.

We have decided to work from home for as long as possible. However, some of us do visit the studio for meetings or presentations once in a while. I feel some discipline, some planning, and some tools make DFH an absolute pleasure.

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Design startups

It is becoming more and more apparent that any startup needs to have designers on board to be successful. Irrespective of what the startup is about or which domain it concerns, the design perspective of empathy helps them focus, differentiate, and build a transparent business model. Besides designing the product and service, professional designers offer many other benefits.

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Our Changed World

We are passing through a crisis yet again, or maybe it is just changing. While we are used to systemic jumps in our digital lives and conveniences, we still like our physical world to stay largely unaltered. In that sense, this change seems like a crisis. What can design as an activity do in such a situation? While the crisis is making us adapt to a new way of life, new social behavior in almost all spheres, the way we work, the way we travel, the way we get our food or coffee, I believe it is the designers, innovators, and thinkers (creative people) who have to help people normalize and adapt to change. That’s a big responsibility.

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First Build the Design Attitude

Institutes and colleges need to focus hard on building the design attitude amongst their students. Young designers need to believe that they can change the world. They need to aim higher, and attempt the impossible with confidence because that is the only way the impossible does become possible. Students would start questioning early on: what does it mean to be a designer? How does a designer behave? How are designers different from other social beings? What does it mean to be a professional designer? How is being a designer different from being an engineer or an artist? These are great questions that need introspection at a very early age.

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Imagine Business Model

Designers can absorb information and data about a current scenario and suggest tweaks or changes to the market, technology, usage, and geography, and ways to transform an organization into an imagined business in the future. In fact, they can take an existing idea of a traditional business and transform it into an imagined business. A reimagined business model uses traditional business and technology solutions to create value that hasn’t been possible so far in terms of reach and convenience.

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Design ladder and roles

I have been using this tool from the Danish Design Center to inform my clients of what I do. I have also found it very useful to explain to young designers their future progression as professionals. Though these are seen as four distinct steps, I see them as four different roles that we land up playing in projects – ranging from playing one of them in one project to all of them at other times in the same project. I think playing together, they complete a project in totality. 

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