“Everything that has a beginning… needs a start!”

Right hand bottom corner of my screen shows 6:08AM IST, Wednesday, May 21, 2008. This is an auspicious time to start the first blog in my life. To be frank, a crude form of my blog has been a regular in my College Yahoo Groups since 2001. After getting so much ‘little’ attention and seldom replies or comments from my friends, the crude blog met with a silent death.

I want to win an Oscar some day. As on today, the Academy does not give away Oscars in Electronics Engineering. So, after serious and lazy thoughts, I have decided to become a designer. What designer, even I don’t know, only time can tell.

  • I need a portfolio with a lot of shameless self promotional stuff.
  • I need to learn Auto CAD, 3dsMax and SolidWorks.
  • I need to improve my English.
  • I need to buy a Notebook PC.
  • I need to decide where to study the ‘Master in Design’ Course.

Everything is possible. But as I am suffering from a pathetic disease of laziness…

Anything below 200 is easy to read. The ‘word counter’ shows 183 words so far excluding the title.

That’s all from my end. Let us meet again sometime in this week.


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is a designer who preaches for hours on design. In addition to writing posts in this blog, he writes at kiKKidu.com and at Twitter as @antzFx.

5 thoughts on ““Everything that has a beginning… needs a start!””

  1. Hi, my name is Ravi. I am now in a similar position as you were at the time of writing this blog post. Can you please tell me what should one have do to be a good product designer. I mean, what are the prerequisites for entering M.Des. course like what software I should know, what books I should read ? I would be thankful for any help you give.

    1. Ravi, here is my attempt to answer your questions.
      1. Write CEED exam.
      2. Apply to IISc or IITs where M.Des. Courses are available.
      3. No need to know any software. You should have good visualization and sketching skills. If you know Photoshop and any 3D softwares like SolidWorks, Alias, CATIA, Maya, 3dsMax… you will have an advantage.
      4. Books to read are: The Design of Everyday Things (Donald Norman) and Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change (Victor Papanek).
      5. This blog post also may be useful to you. Here is the secret to creativity…

      Practice a lot and all the best!

  2. hi thank you very much for your reply
    my name is d ravi teja i m from vizag (A P) i finished btech in instrumentation in 2010
    i am currently working in tcs.
    i also liked your tutorial about portfolio making.
    my mail id is ravievolution87@gmail.com
    can i contact you if i have further doubts ?

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