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Towards empathetic design: surer, simpler, and stable design for the real problems

There has been a considerable upsurge of interest in design and development community in reinforcing ‘design thinking’ as if it is a homogeneous set of ideas which can be applied without paradoxes tensions and ethical dilemma. I submit that we need to step a little away from the dominant discourse on need identification, definition and … Continue reading

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Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) awards for distributed talent of India

Many problems that we face in our daily life sometimes needs high tech solution but at an extremely affordable level. SRISTI pioneered the grassroots innovation movement as a part of the Honey Bee Network. National Innovation Foundation is taking this mission forward vigorously. SRISTI decided to promote originality, social, industrial, biotechnological and ecological connect through … Continue reading

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Fuelling Imagination Of Young Empathetic Innovators Of India

Recently many cars collided on Mathura road, because they could not see the accident ahead due to fog. This could have been avoided if the idea of Gayathri and Pranav from Naval school, Kochi, Kerala, had been implemented in vehicles. They suggested that whenever a two-wheeler (for that matter, any vehicle) meets with an accident, … Continue reading

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Converting Time Into Space: Distributed Participative Management Of People’s Creativity

How can a mayor of a city use the open spaces, shared spaces, and redevelopment projects to revitalize the cultural neural network of the city? How can common citizens, not just elites have a greater say in shaping the future of the city than what dominant architects and planners will permit them? It is very … Continue reading

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Remembering Dr.Kalam…. by celebrating his birthday as Children Creativity and Innovation day!!

As a small tribute to Dr. Kalam, The Honey Bee Network invited innovative ideas/solutions to unmet needs from children upto class 12 & organised a meeting of creative children who participated in this local and regional idea competition & awarded them today  at 5.00 pm, October 15, 2016, outside RJM hall, IIM old campus. https://www.facebook.com/648945252/videos/10157639315775253/       Continue reading

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Once again: spotted an Innovation on road – eco chulha

While driving to Vadodara from ahmedabad, saw a vehicle with “eco-chulha” written on the back glass. Curious to know more, we waived to that car to stop. Ashwin Bhai, a non resident Gujarati entrepreneur owning many motels is an engineer interested in gasification and biomass stove design and manufacture. Exporting these stoves to many countries, … Continue reading