what material design taught me

i mentioned a flow experiment in my previous post. i’d like to share the thinking… well, just because?! let me say truthfully, it’s not that i’m all super savvy about styles of design, but the little i’ve read every now and again still turned out to be helpful for generating ideas. so here it is.…

i’m around…

hey. so many fascinating things have been happening that i want to share. i’m just currently in a slump, feeling a little demoralised because something i was working on with so much passion that i also wanted to share here, i’ve unfortunately been told at the last minute i can’t, that it belongs to the…

what the CBSE is teaching children

i like to keep tabs on the CBSE curriculum as it’s one of the major boards in indian school education. currently there are around 16000 schools affiliated to CBSE, meaning they use the CBSE curriculum. so i took a look at the class X syllabus for social sciences. the whole thing looked a more contemporary…

a plate of upma

food is a big thing in my house. more precisely, feeding people is. my mom’s big on nurturing, and one of the ways in which she manifests it is through her love of feeding people who matter to her. this story is to do with food and our maid. let’s call her vasuki (“she” is…

defending design from rapid authoring tools

i feel so strongly that we shouldn’t design from a focus that starts with tools, particularly rapid authoring tools. here’s a breakdown of reasons why i think this is a cardinal no-no for instructional design. distorted design purpose at best, total lack of clarity at worst what is the point of the design? is it…

mistakes versus incompetence

my head won’t shut up… i think i had such a good holiday that now my mind’s working with a vengeance. some day i will meet an appropriate therapist who’ll help me find the off switch, but until then, i will continue blogging 😉 so. i was thinking about mistakes versus incompetence. this stemmed from introspecting…

thoughts on articulation

i understand articulation as taking the effort each time to clearly and precisely construct our thoughts in words. i acknowledge a spectrum of possibility, i just think it must (at the bare minimum) start with clarity of thought and precision of expression, and need not necessarily be about poetic or highly grammatical language. (yep, i…