Response and reflections to Demystifying ‘DesignResearch’: Design is not Research, Research is Design — by Trygve Faste and Haakon Faste, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University.

An ‘idea’ in the literal sense of the English language, is born with an ideal scenario. However, it is research that actuates or moves…


I’m just gonna say it publicly today.

I was married. It was an ‘arranged marriage’ but I wasn’t forced into it — it was totally my choice. She was great! I liked her a lot and there’s hardly anything I did not like about her and I think she liked…


Do you remember that the symbol of medicine used to be the red cross? Today, it’s the two snakes around the iron rod, called the “Caduceus” (the snake and rod symbol). Have you seen any symbols for attorneys or law advocates? They normally have a white-collar bow. In India, from…


“Sometimes you get feedback or something happens that is unexpected — its what you do with it that matters. You have to define the situation.” This is what my manager, JB, told me over a chat. …


This is a reflection on ‘Why We Need Things’ by author Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, on ‘Objects and the Organization of Experience’. The author starts with how the nomads did not like carrying many things, nor accepted objects as gifts because that meant more luggage to carry around. And then gradually, man…


This is a reflection of ‘Design Noir‘ by Dunne and Raby. I first read the single paragraph above the section of ‘Design Noir’, which spoke of electronic products as the neglected medium. While I was reading through the example of the Sony Walkman, the picture of the Apple iPod came…


Featured Image: ‘Annihilation’ Jef Vandemeer, Image: Lorenzo Ceccotti

Reflections: Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Are cave paintings necessarily art? It could just be a record of the animals they killed or domesticate, and there was no other medium of recording? …


Happy about your new bike or car? Well, the earth won’t be! You will also have to shell out those extra bucks for your fuel all time. …


Paris is one of the most sort after destinations to travel to, at least from my social circle. Yet, somehow it never made it to the top on my travel list. …


Last year October, me along with my best friend Shanky and his friend Ankit, took a trip across north and east of India to experience Durga Pooja. During this festive season of October, Dusshera (or Dasara, as called in the south) is also celebrated.

Our trip first began with…

Mario Dcunha

Product Designer @intuit, Alumni @ParsonsDesign, ex@Akamai. Storyteller, Singer, Traveller, Entertainer, Dreamer. he/him/his https://mariodcunha.com

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