Feb 22nd: Logo Love

NOTE: This was originally scheduled for Feb 8th. Due to The Goa Project & Meta Refresh on subsequent weekend in February we have postponed it.

Join us for an evening with Sandeep Dev  for a workshop on logo design.

We’ll be learning about the basics of logo design and then iterating on some designs for local, community driven projects.

EVENT

  • When: February 22nd, 2014 at 3:00 pm
  • Where: Hyderabad Institute for Liberal Arts.
    03, B block, Delta Seacon, Road 11 Banjara Hills Hyderabad

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Hyderabad locals – do you have an open source solution or community programme you would like a logo for? If so, send us an email!

Hope to see you there for an evening of creativity, collaboration, and learning!

Jan 11th: get RTI

The getRTI team has requested Hyderabad Design Evenings to brainstorm solutions around their open source repository to help anyone file and get access to RTI (Right to Information) requests.

Event

Eventbrite - Hyderabad Design Evenings: getRTI

User Persona

Pretty much anyone who needs access to information from the Government. A citizen, activist group, government entity.

Design Challenge

The getRTI repository has 1000’s of documents that have been categorized/tagged by geography, subject, department, etc. At Design Evenings we will be:

  • Iterating through the ideal way for users to be able to search & find information
  • Display patterns found in this data. For example “There is a concentration of RTI requests regarding police brutality in region XYZ”

About the app

GetRTI is both a crowd-sourced public repository of all RTI information as well as a filing platform. Anyone can  can use this platform to search from hundreds and eventually thousands of requests as well as reuse data.

  • Data of RTI applications, replies in terms of subject of the application, department, geography etc would be available.
  • The citizen could search for a specific RTI information if its already filed by somebody, activist groups could use this data to campaign for better proactive disclosure policies, greater transparency from departments where there is greater demand for information. Government could use this data to improve their disclosure regime.
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Hyderabad Design Evening: Do Din Edition

In this episode we will focus on urban design problems surrounding Do Din – a two day community driven urban techno-arts event.

One of the tracks at Do Din is Gyarah Number Bus (Route 11) is urban slang for walking in the city. (You rely on your two legs to get to places). The session will focus multiple hacks on mobility & transportation.

User Persona

Anyone who has to use public transport to get around. Where do they get started, how do they acquaint themselves with available routes, how long do they need to wait for the next bus, when can they reach their destination?

Design Challenges

  1. Logo Design: Gyarah Number Bus or Nawabi Sawari
  2. Route Board: Redesign the Route Board for RTC buses so they are easy to read and many times do not include Urdu.
  3. How do I get there? We have bus route/frequency data from RTC. How can this be represented in a way that someone can easily download & print a pocket size version that is relevant to them.

What’s it all about?

Design Evenings is a group that fosters and celebrates  creative communities in cities across India, and soon across the world.

We meet once a month for 3 hours to solve one local design problem; proposed by open source software makers, local activists and non-profits, and anyone who wants to collaborate. We brainstorm, sketch & wireframe, and discuss towards identifying a set of possible approaches to solve the problem.

We invite designers, innovators, and thinkers from all disciplines to join us.

If you are interested in hosting a Design Evening in your city, drop us a note!