- The curiosity of knowing what converts a product into lifestyle product in post-modern context was the starting point of this project.
The opportunity of designing a range of kitchen appliances which included a mixer grinder, an electric toaster and a hand blender was exploited by exploring their formal treatment to have a family look amongst them to position them in the category of lifestyle products.
- Evaporative cooling was the theme for this organic light diffuser.
Khus, a natural fibre was woven into a screen for use in semi-outdoor spaces. When moist by spraying with water periodically, it acts like an air-cooler when the wind passs through. Wet Khus has a pleasant aroma and is cooling and refreshing. The structure of the screen was inspired from the traditional Indo-Islamic architectural element, called Jaali, a perforated stone or lattice screen. Moving towards energy sustainability will require changes not only in the way energy supplied, but in the way it is used. This woven screen is interpretation of the traditional khus tatti or vetiver screen which functions as a natural air-flow humidifier.
- A travel planner and an onsite tour application based on the reviews of family and friends. The mobile phone based applications use a GPS antenna to communicate with Google Map and deliver real-time location-sensitive tourist information.
The applications were designed to provide aid to the travelers during their different stages of travel by understanding their needs and requirements. The underlying insight throughout the project was “Experience of one person becomes the source of information for the other”
- The interaction model of the phone is completely based on Braille language. All information, including navigation, menu and data, is displayed using Braille. This is achieved by dividing the interface of phone into two regions: navigation panel and a display screen.