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Rules of Engagement Almost every project for us starts with research, and the most interesting part of the research for me has always been talking to people (users, stakeholders, or just random people). Getting their views, perspectives, reasons for those views, and often unarticulated insights is always fascinating and personally fulfilling. These are also critical for development of an idea without a bias. People should enjoy talking to you, and you must genuinely enjoy the chat - only then do the deeper, meaningful insights emerge. Here are some rules that I follow: 1. Make and sustain eye contact: Most people don’t look into the eyes of the person they are talking to, and if they do, they quickly start looking around again. This often sends a message that you are not really interested in talking to the person. Rule one of engagement is to be deeply interested in the person, and show it.

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2. Ask questions beyond small talk: Small talk often belies serious quest. People are not afraid to jump into deep talk; in fact, they love it. Rule two of engagement is to show respect for the person’s intelligence.

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3. Tell stories, add to their knowledge: It shouldn’t be a one way street. If the person is giving you information, your stories will enrich him too. Rule three is to engage by talking as well.

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4. Observe body language: Don’t just listen with your ears, listen with your eyes as well and make a note of what is not said. People often repeat what they have heard without meaning it. Rule four is note what people mean, note what they say.

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5. Don’t be afraid to change topics: You may have multiple topics to research - when you have finished one move to the next topic. Rule five is to take the person on the ride with you. 6. Ask for help: If you did not understand what they mean, ask them straight up. They will love your directness and want to help you. Rule six is to be genuinely grateful for their help. Try these with your colleagues - it doesn’t have to be for a project - and you will be amazed at how fulfilling these engagements can become. Sudhir

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ARCHITECTURE

Parul Zaveri is an architect, interior designer, and organic farmer who has spent four decades actually practicing the concept of sustainability she so vociferously espouses

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ART 'Emotional Landscapes' 2018 (32x32 cms, embroidery hoop with gouache and ink on paper)

Rithika Merchant’s thought-provoking and striking work is an exploration of the common thread that runs through different cultures and religions

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FURNITURE

Bespoke wooden washbasin

Through Solli Concepts, Sohel Contractor and Zahabia Abid offer hand-crafted furniture that makes the best, and often unusual, use of different varieties of wood

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Kritika Soni’s handcrafted ceramics reflect her philosophy of finding beauty in imperfection

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Graphic designer Kritika Trehan finds her creative output is often a reflection of how she views the world at the time What role has formal design education played in your career? KT: I pursued a Bachelor’s in Information Arts and Information Design Practices from Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology (majoring in Visual Communication + Information Arts). My design education taught me to focus on the process. More than picking up skills which can only be built over the years - we were taught how to think, and to put communication at the forefront, and that is something that 46  POOL #107

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Storytelling is at the heart of Safomasi, an award-winning design studio and brand set up by Sarah Fotheringham and Maninder Singh

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Freelance animator and design consultant, Shashank Nimkar hopes not only to give new life to ceramic waste, but to encourage others to do so as well

What took you from animation to ceramic and glass design? SN: I have always been a maker. Exploring materials, getting my hands dirty and making things happen is the only way I know to keep moving ahead. When I was a child my mother always kept me busy with paper folding books. In time I shifted to origami and it kept me busy for long hours. This developed a creative interest in me. During the four years I spent pursuing a B.Des. in Communication Design at Symbiosis Institute of Design in Pune I worked on a lot of self-initiated projects, making products. I specialized in stop-motion animation as it gave me an opportunity to work with different materials and make tangible miniature sets for films. 58  POOL #107

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In this issue: Shibani Jain, Parul Zaveri, Rithika Merchant, Sohel Contractor & Zahabia Abid, Kritika Soni, Kritika Trehan, Sarah Fotheringh...

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In this issue: Shibani Jain, Parul Zaveri, Rithika Merchant, Sohel Contractor & Zahabia Abid, Kritika Soni, Kritika Trehan, Sarah Fotheringh...

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