Jitendra Madhav Ramchandani

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"If you can dream it, you can do it."

March 28, 2017

Designer vs Developer: how Google is trying to bring them together

By Mustafa Kurtuldu (on CreativeReview)

Google Design Advocate Mustafa Kurtuldu has initiated a YouTube and podcast series aimed at improving understanding between designers and developers

Kurtuldu has been working in digital design since 2001, during which time, he says, he has seen a lot of friction between designers and developers, much of it borne out of a lack of understanding.
As a Design Advocate at Google, he has been party to a lot of internal discussions about how to iron those issues out and thus came up with the idea of Designer vs Developer, a six-part YouTube series and podcast. Released every two weeks, each episode will deal with a different issue, from effective collaboration to whether too much testing and data ruins the creative process.

October 16, 2015

Focus on what’s next


A nice reminder from Hiten Shah.
The further you get from your past the smaller and less significant it feels.

It’s like watching an object from the rearview mirror of your car as you accelerate forward. It keeps getting smaller until you can’t see it anymore.

Yet, we let our past prevent us from moving forward. We focus on things beyond our control, things that already happened, things that can’t be changed.

Focus on what’s in your control and how it will move you forward. The more you work towards what’s next, the faster you’ll forget what came before.

If the past crosses your mind and makes you nervous, remember that it’s already nothing more than another memory. It’s done, it was your yesterday and tomorrow is right in front of you. Make tomorrow the best it possibly can be.

April 11, 2015

Jeevan Bindi - Life saving design


Jeevan Bindi or Life Saving Dot delivers Iodine to the wearers forehead skin to her body. That's innovation.

"Jeevan Bindi" (Life Saving Dot) is the best example of product design I have seen in the recent past, specifically in the health industry. It's useful, beautiful, simple, usable, accessible, local and culturally adapted to the end-user's requirement.

March 31, 2015

March 29, 2015

Format your messages in Skype

Every time I use Skype I feel the need of emphasising words in my message and wonder why there are no formatting options available in Skype. If not colours, at least there should be some way to italicise and embolden.

Then yesterday, on Skype, I was writing something to my colleague with underscores at both sides and what I see is the letters within underscores appear in italics! What a joy! Skype can do this! I immediately tried other keys and ended-up with two more discoveries - emboldening and strike-through.

Here is how to format your messages...

September 15, 2014

Travel Before its Too Late - The best video postcard of the year.

Here is a beautiful video postcard from director Camille Marotte - "If tomorrow starts without me". Watch the video and must read the full transcript.



Transcript

“If Tomorrow Starts Without Me…”

If tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not here to see,
If the sun should rise you find your eyes all filled with tears for me;