Design Thinking at Khidki by GSC-Hyderabad

Global Shapers Community – Hyderabad hosted a Design Thinking workshop by Ulrike Reinhard at their first Khidki(కిటికీ), held at Collab House.  Ulrike is a futurist, community activist and founder of Janwaar Castle, a skateboard park she set up with the ambitious objective of revitalizing a village in rural India.

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Khidki (కిటికీ)” is a curated and by-invite monthly salon powered by Global Shapers Community – Hyderabad Hub, which brings together innovators, thinkers, doers to reflect on ways in which citizen action can create a better Hyderabad. Our wide-ranging discussions will cover culture, economy, technology, infrastructure, and design as ‘tools of change’.

 

To learn more about Collab House and upcoming events:

Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/CollabHouse/

Meetup page : https://www.meetup.com/Collab-House-A-Collaboration-Hub/

Website:  collab.house

 

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Design Thinking at Khidki by GSC-Hyderabad

Design Sprint by Minerva Schools

Minerva Schools in collaboration with Collab House had a Design Thinking workshop at Collab House on the 13th of July.

 

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The Minerva Schools at KGI is a for-profit university founded as a partnership between the Minerva Project and Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), a member of the Claremont University ConsortiumIt offers both a four-year undergraduate program as well as a part-time master’s program.

In April 2012, Minerva Project received US$25,000,000 in venture funding from Benchmark Capital to create the undergraduate program that would become the Minerva Schools at KGI.

 

To learn more about Collab House and upcoming events:

Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/CollabHouse/

Meetup page : https://www.meetup.com/Collab-House-A-Collaboration-Hub/

Website:  collab.house

 

Design Sprint by Minerva Schools

Furniture Design Workshop by Needlab

Needlab with Collab House conducted a week long Furniture Design Workshop followed by a Gallery show. The workshop death with designing and manufacturing.

Needlab is a Barcelona, Spain based non-profit organization. A team of designers from Spain were in Hyderabad for the training. Needlab aims to explore the interaction between nature and technology, between traditional craftsmanship and digital fabrication. Needlab focuses on unveiling new ways of creating a dialog between local materials, social practices, and environmental forces.

 

 

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Students learned the complete cycle of production, from digital design to fabrication. The participants designed and fabricated furniture in the workshop, using Rhinoceros 3D software (3D modeling software) and Rhino CAM software used for CNC fabrication. The feedback loop between the digital design and physical construction enhanced their learning. At the end of the workshop, the participants experienced not only designing, furniture but also building it.

We did a factory visit to do the test fabrication with the state of the art Italian CNC machine, after which the designs were manufactured.

The workshop was held from July 20th – 25th, after which there was a Gallery Show of the digitally fabricated furniture on 26th & 27th.

Amala Akkineni, Indian Film actress joined us at The Gallery Show at Collab House.
She spent time learning the design process the students went through to Digitally Fabricated the Furniture. She was also keen on learning about Maker spaces and its contribution to the modern world.

 

To learn more about Collab House and upcoming events:

Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/CollabHouse/

Meetup page : https://www.meetup.com/Collab-House-A-Collaboration-Hub/

Website:  collab.house

 

Furniture Design Workshop by Needlab

XPRIZE Think Tank Comes to Hyderabad | First Meetup

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Hyderabad, March 1, 2015Imagine joining a local community filled with a diverse mix of people from technology, space, oceans, education, and more, all who want to create a brighter future. Imagine getting together regularly in-person to share presentations about recent developments in technology, to discuss common problems in the world, and to explore ways in which we can solve them. Imagine collaborating together on these problems to make real and tangible solutions. These are all the goals of XPRIZE Think Tanks.

Collab House, a collaborative community space proposed to bring Think Tank to Hyderabad which got approved, hosted the first meet, here in Hyderabad on March 1st, 2015.

The meet was anchored by Devthon, an innovation platform which is working towards bringing people together to create an impact in health, energy, education, agriculture and many other fields.

The XPRIZE Think Tank Hyderabad will bring together innovators, problem-solvers, domain experts, and more together from a local community to help discuss, educate, and strategize how to solve grand challenges.

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There were 15 individuals who came together to scope down the future of the Think Tank and identify challenge areas. Individuals divided into groups of 2 to take on the task of identifying areas of focus that each of us are keen on creating an impact in.

The internet technology has taken the world by storm, creating opportunities across the globe. One team proposed to pursue the need for internet access for all, drafting a initiative with intersection of participation from public(govt), private(corporate) and local bodies(community) which would bring internet for all, help understand its capabilities and assist in improving lives. Another team proposed food as a major challenge area to take on. An interesting way to solve it is to connect people over food. The challenges in healthcare were also discussed.

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Members of the XPRIZE Think Tank, called Tankers, will meet bi-weekly in Hyderabad. The first time Tankers discussed on how we must broaden our thinking to identify moonshot challenges that currently only outliers think about. In the future, the Think Tank will open the floor to ideas and challenges from specific areas taking a more focused approach to identify pressing problems faced by mankind.

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For more information, check http://bit.ly/xprizehyd
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Press Release by Devthon

XPRIZE Think Tank Comes to Hyderabad | First Meetup