Avyay Kashyap

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Hope Is a Dangerous Thing for a Woman Like Me to Have — but I Have It
- Lana Del Rey

While Lana Del Rey has this hope, she does warn us that it is a dangerous thing for her to have. And why just her? It is a dangerous thing for all of us to have, would you not agree? …


Hold up! This is the third part in a three part series, detailing out the final design concept. You can read the background to this design here and the process of identification of the key intervention areas here.

The problem areas identified led to the derivation of the key insights that helped in informing the decisions taken while designing the app. The focus was to be able to give the patient an overview of the recovery journey and to give realtime feedback to prevent incorrect practice of exercises.

Wire Frames and Feedback

After getting a basic feel for how this application should work, some…


Hold up! Before you go any further, I am obliged to inform you that this is the second part in a three part series. You can find the background (first part) to this text here.

The longitudinal study of the world of musculoskeletal physiotherapy threw up a lot of interesting problems. There were many ways of approaching this field, one of which was to deep dive and focus all efforts towards one injury of one particular joint, and look at the various ways of allowing the patient to make use of ICT technologies to get them through this painful journey…


This study was done as a part of the Interaction Gestaltung 4 module at the Hochschule für Gestaltung, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany under the guidance of Prof. Jonathan Bölz and Paul Käppler, with inputs from my guide in India, Prof. Jayesh Pillai, IDC IIT Bombay.

Introduction

Internet Technologies have a come a long way since the early 2000s. We are able to communicate via text, voice, images and even video in real time. While its usage has been limited by the general mass to chat and send memes, listen to songs and broadcast every moment of their lives to friends and family…


The problem with public data:
1. Data resides in silos.
2. Access to this data is expensive and not directly usable.
3. Legality with regards to use of data is unclear.

For example, Bloomberg makes tons of money just by maintaining a data repo that contributes to their revenue. The access to this data is also extremely hard, with terrible UX, hard to understand, with tons of data thrown at the user, without much of it making sense to the untrained eye. So, the data is rich, but very few people know how to use it.

Solution to the problem…


Our most important task is to get off our present collision course. And who is there to tackle such a task? I think every one of us, whether old or young, powerful or powerless, rich or poor, influential or uninfluential. To talk about the future is useful only if it leads to action now. And what can we do now, while we are still in the position of ‘never having had it so good’? To say the least — which is already very much — we must thoroughly understand the problem and begin to see the possibility of evolving a new life-style, with new methods of production and new patterns of consumption: a lifestyle designed for permanence.

-E.F.Schumacher


The concept of multitasking is not new to us, especially in this fast paced world. In fact, this is something that is so innate to us, that we just naturally keep switching between tasks, involved in both the physical and virtual world. Viewing Instagram or doodling while a lecture is going on, scanning Safari loaded with relevant webpages, Word open for taking notes all while having one eye and your whole heart focused on your crush. …


Abstract

In this world of connected devices, where each and every movement of ours can be monitored, analyzed and visualised in a matter of seconds, data creation and analysis is supreme. We are creating terabytes of data each and everyday driving on the roads. This data could be used for multiple purposes, one of them being assessing driving behaviour and helping improve it by providing real-time corrections and post journey analysis, an area we are focussing on.

This project aims to change driver behaviour not by creating a fear of authority, but rather through incentivising the driver of the vehicle to…


We live in a world filled with millions of objects, many designed to help improve our lives. Each of these objects aim to perform the function at hand to the best of their abilities while conveying an aesthetic that can bring about delight while using the product. We interact with these products in multiple ways. We use the sense of sight, smell, touch and hearing to directly manipulate and change the states and forms of the objects. …

Avyay Kashyap

I am, therefore, I have to think.

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