Friday, September 19, 2014

VenuG Presents: AliBABA Black Ship,, have you any wool? Yes Sir Yes Sir, More than Amazon, eBay & Flipkart you fool.

Jack Ma, 50, CEO, Alibaba Group,
BABA, premieres today,
With the biggest IPO in Stock Markets History.
At $68, it is priced, much higher,
Than IPOs of Facebook & Twitter combined.
Sells more than, Amazon & eBay's combined online retail sales!!!

AliBABA's Black Ship
By VenuG.

AliBABA Black Ship,
Have you any wool?
Yes Sir,Ma'am,
 Three Ships Full,
More than Amazon,
More than eBay,
Deep discounted than Flipkart,
Better than Amway!!!

Work in progress,
To be continued...
Will be finished,
Before the opening bell,

VenuG Presents: An Open Letter, to Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg & Chris Cox. UI Felt like writing,

Facebook buddy Susmita Srivastava, a verySherryfic wordsmith, poet and art aficionado, wrote this brilliant piece of a Facebook status :
I quote

No fires did ignite her pen
Nor set the page aflame
And all that stared back from the screen
Looked clichéd, trite and lame.
And yet she laughed in deep delight
And shattered several glasses,
Six “brilliants”, thirty seven likes,
Had poured in from the masses.
“How do you do it?” “Marvellous!”
They cried , and shared her status.
Who needs the Muse, when so much love
Awaits all verbal flatus."

Immediately my brain went into a tailspin. As Sushmita, had used adjectives, as reactions to Facebook post, I did not want to use them 
This is how, I reacted.
U & I need to Share the Frame via UI.
A suggestion to Facebook Product designers, to include Frame
In UX & UI, when we share a post.

Friday, 19th September, 2014.
You have left no adverbs for me,
my excuses are lame,
Hear Ye, #Facebook powers that be,
You didn't design no frames!
Dudes Nick Felton & Joey Flynn,
Hey! How could you be so mean?
Wouldn't it have been so wonderful,
If #UI had frame on the screen?
Hey UI designers at Menlo Park,
Will you please pull your socks?
Ms Sheryl Sandberg, will you pass on,
This poem to Dear Chris Cox?
If you are careful enough,
to show me, that you care,
please listen to this Fb buff,
Let me add frames, when I SHARE!!!
Dear Facebook guys at Hyderabad,
How can you be so bad?
I'm throwing a challenge, in your face,
To redesign MySpace.

Peple referred to here

Mark Zuckerberg.
Sheryl Sandberg.
Chris Cox.
Nick Felton.
Joey Flynn.

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO & Founder, Facebook.

Sheryl Sandberg, COO Facebook.

Chris Cox, Product Designer, Facebook.

Nicholas Felton with Aaron Swartz.
Nick Felton, designed the new Facebook Timeline & UI & Layout.

Joey Flynn, along with Nick Felton, designed New Timeline + UI
Also made the Slingshot App for Facebook.
Pictures, used from
Wikipedia & Business Insider.
I do not own the pictures.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

VenuG Presents: The Best Design Courses in the World, Graphic, Product, Animation, Video.

A survey, was conducted by Business Insider dot com, in 2012, which rated the 25 of the top design schools across the world, using the following methodology:
I Quote
" 633 respondents to the survey, 87.8% said they studied or participated in a college-level design program. Most of the respondents were either art directors (26.9%) or product designers (30.3%). The vast majority of respondents (76.6%) said skills and knowledge were the most
valuable asset their respective design programs offered. We ranked the schools by a simple metric: What percentage of respondents ranked the schools somewhat valuable, valuable, or extremely valuable?"

There's a debate going on at my home, between me & my wife , about whether we should send
our Son, Dhruv(17) to US(My view MIT Media Labs/Rhodes) or NID, Paldi, Ahmedabad, (which is a common meeting point between Dhruv, Me & also importantly, Dhruv's Mom(And my Wife) in that order, from Least to Most Important(Me, Dhruv & MOM!!!) to pursue, in his words, "ONLY & ONLY ANIMATION DESIGN" Not, Graphic, Not, Film, Not, Video JUST ANIMATION DESIGN!!!!" 

NID Ahmedabad, 4  Year course, in Graphics, Video & Animation Design,
A 4 Year Course at MIT Media Labs, Massachusetts
 I'm of the opinion, as the kid, is more interested, in Animation, AND ONLY ANIMATION,
He must pursue ONLY MIT Media Labs/Or Rhodes Island School of Design(RISD), AND NOT NID , Paldi, Ahmedabad.
Here's why.
I started by purely googling
" Top Design Institutes of the World"
 I get this wonderful, well researched & feedback from real alumni & graphic & animation or Media firms. It gives annual intake, rates them, gives focal area. Why it is good, and who are the famous alumnus.  Well, I don't give Alumnus, that much importance,
as I give to Faculty, Research & Teaching.

PS: This link, is of 2012, in 2014 edition, NID, Paldi, Ahmedabad,(at No 11) is among world's top 25!!! In fact, when, it is about product design,(industrial ) or graphic design(logo & static images) NID(IN MY OPINION) is among, the world's Top 10. Here is the list.

My view, design schools, can be categorized for the following

1. Graphic Image(Static Picture not digital, but its print quality)
2. Logo Design(Neither Graphic, Nor Digital, but just the Logo, & non verbal signage)
3. Video Design(not films OK!!!, Video, is used for Television, and it has close ups, Films have close ups, panned image)
4.Film Design(Do not join Design Schools for Films, join Film Schools, like FTII)
5. Product Design(Say Maruti OMNI, Ferrari, MacBook PC Monitor, Batmobile, iPod, Rs2 Coin, All Out Mosquito Liquid Repellent)
6. Textile Design(Join Fashion Institutes for the same say NIFT, Gandhinagar/Kolkata)
7. Animation Design Animation is 1

26 Best Design Schools in India Sorted on Rank

26 Best Design Schools in India Sorted on Total Intake(seats)
In Descending Order Higher to Lower

26 Best Design Schools in India Sorted on Year of Establishment
In Ascending Order Older to Newer

I will now categorize design schools as per area of speciality.
Design School Websites

Say Georgia Institute of Technology is known for Architechture, NIFT, Kolkata, for Knitwear & Leather, NIFT Delhi, for Fashion Design & Graphic Design, NIFT, Bangalore for accesory, NIFT, Gandhinagar for Jewellery & Textile Design, NIFT Mumbai, for Graphic & Fashion Communication,
NID Ahmedabad for Product, Animation & Graphic, Furniture Design, JJ School of Art & MS University, Vadodara, for Art.

If it is for an artiste, I would send him/her to London, Rhode Island, Or Pratt, if photographer, to NIFT Delhi, NID, Ahmedabad or Carnegie Mellon University School of Design, RISD or Pratt, For Logo Design, to Stanford 'D' School!!  


Rhode Island School of Design
Massachusettes Institute of Technology Media Lab MIT
University of Cincinnati (College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning)
Carnegie Mellon University School of Design
Parsons The New School for Design
Pratt Institute
Royal College of Art
D School: Institute of Design at Stanford University
Carnegie Mellon Human Computer Interaction Institute
Art Center College of Design
Rochester Institute of Technology College of Imaging Arts and Sciences
School of Visual Arts—New York City
Savannah College of Art and Design
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Cooper Union
New York University Tisch School of the Arts
Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design
California College of the Arts
University of California at Berkeley School of Information
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Art and Design
UCLA Design Media Arts
Institute of Design (Chicago)
Aaolto Universitry School Of Arts Design and Architecture
Georgia Institute of Technology
Hong Kong Polytechnic University

To be coninued........ Loading :)



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If you can shift in 9th Standard to Ahmedabad, or send your kid to Ahmedabad,
BRDS (BHANWAR RATHORE DESIGN STUDIO) is the best institute for NID entrance, mind you, in GDPD (UG Level) there are just 120 seats) i.e 15 seats in each of the 8 fields, Animation & Film, Graphic, Film & Video, Furniture, Ceramic & Glass, Product, Textile,
total aspirants are approximately 30000. So the ratio is 120:30000 or 1:250.
In IIT-JEE the ratio is 6000:300000 or 1:50!!! In other words, NID Entrance is tougher than IIT-JEE or Indian Civil Services examination. Plus, there are some pretty serious aspirants.
IMHO, every year, around 600 SERIOUS CONTENDERS, TAKE NID DAT(Design Aptitude test) & Studio Test, with 100% PREPARATION. So, as NIFT has 2100 seats{[(at 15 centres) including 330 in F.Tech or Fashion Technology(production)] } :30000 aspirants it at 1:14.74 is a much easier ball game.

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