We watched the film called ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ in which the main character was an AI HAL:9000. The full form of HAL is ‘Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic’. What Heuristically mean is , ‘Any approach to problem solving or self-discovery that employs a practical method’. Later we list down the 10 things/tech from movie which fascinated us:


The class started with discussion of ZAPPS and GAPPS. So, apps created by zoom are called ZAPPS and apps created by google are called GAPPS. What is ROUTING? Routing is something which gives you complete access to your device, by routing one can control the updates and software on their…

In the year 1968 Marshall McLuhan wrote this book called ‘The Medium is the Massage’. This book is about technology written in year 1968 which is relevant even today in 2021. After ‘The Medium is the Massage’ the next book which is written with the similar genre is ‘The Age…

The first class was more of a interactive session where our Prof. Dinesh Abiram asked us to answer few things about Where are we from?, Hobbies , why interaction design etc. and so on. So it was a very informal class where we discussed ourselves and we get know about our classmates. After everyone finished introducing sir asked us Who invented the mouse? Xerox company invented the first mouse and it was invented by an female employee of xerox so people at that time laughed at her and said don’t go into technology , it’s not your cup of tea. Later, Apple stole or took their concept of mouse.

We have different tools to measure different kinds of things and accomplish the work. But why can’t that same thing can cover every bar of what we want to do with the particular product. Like we have thermometer to measure heat or body’s temperature but we can’t use the same…

The class started with a short task to be done in half an hour in which we have to find out 5 science fiction films which gave birth to real life technology or say technology which is inspired from science fiction movies. …

Watch this film called 2001:A Space Odyssey and come to the class after watching it, we’ll discuss this film in class and would make arguments about it said our Professor.

2001:A Space Odyssey is a science fiction film directed by American film director Stanley Kubrick in the year 1968. The…

Medium is the Massage, The age of Earthquakes and The Extreme Self these are the three books we will go through for this module in this semester. One can read these book from any page and it will make sense. …

Kids watch cartoons and animated films, they love to watch them. But after particular age or when kids grow up they are expected not to watch animated films and stuff. Indian parents will tell there kids not to watch cartoons when they grow up that they shouldn’t watch cartoon because…

The particular blog is about the 2 class of Portfolio Project-1.

The class started with quick exercise of listing down the 20 products or services which are made on leveraging Gravity. Over the years humans have made many inventions, products by leveraging gravity. Many things won’t be possible if there were no gravity. So here are things which I denoted for the exercise:

  • Wheel
  • Footprints
  • Bonding (laminates with wood, etc.)
  • Flush Tank
  • Wall clocks
  • Matchsticks
  • Road rollers
  • Sprinklers
  • Writing
  • Cutting
  • Real Estate
  • Trash Bins
  • Farming
  • Taps
  • Comb
  • Support angles
  • Swimming Pool

In many professions decisions are made by assumptions. But designers don’t get the privilege of assumptions. Products, decisions cannot be made on assumptions there must be a detailed research behind what they going to incorporate.

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