Jan 21, 2011

Design is more about Process

Stumbledupon a good article about Jonathan Ive :

Ive's team at Apple isn't the usual design ghetto of creativity that exists inside most corporations. They work closely and intensely with engineers, marketers, and even outside manufacturing contractors in Asia who actually build the products. Rather than being simple stylists, they're leading innovators in the use of new materials and production processes. The design group was able to figure out how to put a layer of clear plastic over the white or black core of an iPod, giving it a tremendous depth of texture, and still be able to build each unit in just seconds. "Apple innovates in big ways and small ways, and if they don't get it right, they innovate again," says frog design founder Hartmut Esslinger, who designed many of the original Apple computers for Jobs. "It is the only tech company that does this."
Article : Who Is Jonathan Ive? An in-depth look at the man behind Apple's design magic


Jan 7, 2011

Black Hole of Normality

Black Hole!! A very mysterious element of our universe. Science has it, that it engulfs every existence of mass around it and takes them to singularity. Apparently, singularity is a point in a space where every physical law collapses.

But here, I will not delve over the singularity of black hole. Instead I will point you towards the interesting phenomenon of human behavior. Its the black hole of normality. Its a place where every human being is pulled to become normal and insignificant. Its a space where most human being delve into and gets lost into the rules of normality and only few can struggle to come out of it.

source : google.com
You may be getting my point. If not let me elaborate. Every human being is given an opportunity to do something different and great. I think everyone has that right and opportunity in their life time to act.

But some how the black hole of normality pulls them into it to succumb. And yes, I mean to literally succumb. Its a poor dilemma of human beings but I think only few can break it. The pull of normality is so strong its unavoidable. But I have no offense to it. I think moving towards the normality is the nature of human beings and only few have enough strength to go against it. But few who go against it in a right way or wrong way are always glorified by the society. There are many examples in the history about it.

Just like many laws, the fundamental principle is that every thing wants to spiral down to stability. Chemical reaction happens because the final state of the reaction is more stable than that of initial. Similarly look at many principles of physics, starting with motion of inertia - every mass wants to be in a state that they are until and unless an external force is being applied on them.

Similarly the black hole of normality acts on a similar way at human being. Every human beings are attracted by this law to be normal. For years in my work and life, I have experienced people delving into normality easily. And it takes a lot of vision to pull them back to move forward boldly. But ultimately, many human beings fail to resist the stability of normality.

I don't know how much sense I am making to you. But you are getting my point then I am more than pleased. Resisting stability is very difficult for many reasons. Political, economical, personal and many others. But I just want to urge that if you want to reach to greatness in any terms or in any philosophical way, you need to identify this black hole of normality before it engulfs you by surprise. Moreover, make sure that you are not already inside the belly of black hole. If you are then you have every opportunity to come out of it, just don'r surrender.
  

Jan 1, 2011

Rejoicing New Year 2011

Well Happy New Year 2011.

This New Year is a special in many ways. Numerically, its a beginning of new decade. Secondly its 1/1/11 :)

Well I really don't know what to write today but I just had a small thought that could be interesting to share. If you have noticed, there are always few people who basically are pessimistic about the new year celebration. They express there views by saying things like, its just another day which means nothing.

But I think people tend to forget that the new year is not just a other day. It is a special one because on that very day, billions and billions of people make a commitment to themselves to start a fresh life. They promise to themselves to do things differently and in a better ways. They resolve their issues in relationships or careers or life and build a strength to move forward. Many people set their past issues aside and move forward.

And I think that when billions and billions of people make a commitment to change themselves and start a fresh, it makes a whole lot of difference in the world and in your surrounding thus making it an auspicious day of all.

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