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Using Game Theory in Art & Design

What is Game Theory? Is it just fun and games you ask? Game Theory amongst many other things deals primarily with how groups of people interact. Relating with one another is an important aspect of social life. Now you don’t need a PhD to understand this as all of us have grow up in some …

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Clay – Paradise on Earth

The element of Earth instils in us a sense of stillness, grounding and a feeling of being connected. The common playground for all living beings on this planet is this planet, we all call home. Nations fight against each other to protect their soil. It is this very soil that we artists have fashioned over …

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Stop Motion Animation

My favorite definition of Animation is ‘The act, process or result of imparting life, interest, spirit, motion, or activity.’ One of the more interesting techniques is Stop-motion animation. Stop motion is an animation technique of manipulating physical objects into appearing to move on their own i.e. the cinematic process by which an armatured, pose-able puppet …

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Parkour and Freedom of Creation

History – A Short Primer David Belle debatably the founder of Parkour as we know it was inspired by George Hébert’s principles of physical training; the “Natural Method of Physical Culture”, which he developed in the early twentieth century. George Hébert was once a French Navy Officer and his influence was spread throughout the French …

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Meet Generation C – A Generation of Creative Generalists

Since a little over 7 years, I’ve been introducing myself as a Creative Generalist to all and sundry to little effect. The term although widely the most appropriate title is yet to be truly understood or fathomed in context with the generation that grows with every advance in technology today. In fact just the other …

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How to get out of a Creative Block

As creative artists and designers we often ‘create’ a time, space or mindset that nurtures our creativity. This can be anything from one’s favorite desk, park or a particular time of the day when we find the best ideas available to us. In my last post, I spoke of using uses the discipline to instill …

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Task & Time Management for Designers

As designers and creative folk, we tend to nurture the Right Brain i.e. the part of us that is random, intuitive, spontaneous, subjective and sees the big picture. We are conditioned to believe that this is what makes an artist vibrant, vivid and creative. Allow me to burst that bubble! I will cite the example …

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Sketchbooks – A Designer’s Best Friend

I first started using notebooks when I had to go to school with a bag full of them. They were soon to be representative of the tyrannical education system with straight lines running across them like horizontal prison bars. They dictated that I write as per their guidelines and each notebook being dedicated to one …

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Documenting Design

Documentation is the single most mundane task in the creative process and there is no surprise that it is ignored, even swept under the carpet at every instance. By definition,  it is the act or instance of supplying of documents or supporting references or records. In essence, confirmation that some fact or statement is true …

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How to Kickstart a Design Project – Brainstorming 101

Every creative process commences with the search for inspiration. To follow up on my previous post on inspiration, let us talk about this process of research. Inspiration can be derived from daily life around us, nature’s beauty or from other interconnected artistic mediums. What we are going to focus on here is research from the …

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