December 1, 2018

Monster Squeeze

On March 10th, I published an experiment called sUdDen sHift. And today after the gap of almost nine months I am sharing one more, mainly to get back to the habit of writing.

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March 10, 2018

sUdDen sHift

This experiment is painting with dry pastels on paper. The goal is to observe the effects of drawing lines, patches by holding chalk perpendicular and parallel to the paper surface. While painting, change in pressure resulted in a kind of a flow. Without aiming for the final result, the sudden shift in the choice of color was a fun process.

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January 18, 2018

Building a good Habit

How might we help our kids to build a good habit? My wife Yogita is trying a couple of things to help our daughter get into reading books, not the digital but hard bound.

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October 23, 2017

The Perfect Indian Masala Chai

You like tea, but don't know how to make a perfect cup of tea, especially the Indian Masala Chai? Here you go, a step by step visual recipe to make the prefect Indian Masala Chai.

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April 14, 2017

Focus on sketching and not Sketch

I have observed many designers start solving the problem using Sketch software. Not that there is something wrong with this approach, I find this process to be extremely inefficient and super slow. Focusing on Sketching and not Sketch will help you to be more efficient and find better solutions.

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September 1, 2016

Do copy but do it right.

In my previous article (My dear fellas) I captured the high-level differences between UI and UX. Always remember, UI has a form (mobile, desktop, watch) and UX is formless. A weak UI may do the job, but a poor UX will never work. Think of UX as a story and UI as drawing revealing that story. You must have an engaging story to create the appealing drawing.

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August 28, 2016

Design Disruptors by InVision

An excellent marketing film, an hour-long advertisement.

I usually do not attend any design meet-ups or creative mornings as many revolve around recruiting or kind of cultural marketing.
Do not get me wrong; I like marketing but only when done for the products that help users 🙂 I can not just put marketing in driving seat. That’s me.

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August 18, 2016

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I created few illustrations over a weekend as a time bound to exercise. The goal was to design different forms from one base drawing. In that process, I have explored complementary colors, primary and secondary colors, black and white and monotonous color schemes.

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August 15, 2016

The London Bridge

This time, the London bridge was not falling. Rather Asya, her mom (Yogita) and Her dad (me) were walking across the bridge and met a dinosaur and a fish.
Dad asked Dino to sing a song but he couldn’t. Dad played guitar on his iPhone and Dino clapped, clapped and clapped.
Fish and Asya and mom joined them with a melodious song.

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April 17, 2016

Bye bye Facebook

I have stopped using Facebook, for around two months, and I like it. Back in 2007, my colleague convinced me on how Facebook was cool compared to Orkut.

I enjoyed how simple Facebook was in the beginning. Over a period, it became complicated. Though it successfully won over the ‘virtual me’, I felt; I should say good bye to Facebook.

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