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Hello.

I am Vivek Sahi.
Education
Bachelors of Design (2008-2012), Department of Design at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Experience

Designer, Moonraft Innovation Labs Feb 2013 - Present Project Engineer, User Experience Practice-Wipro June - Sept 2012

Interest

User Experience, New Media, Interaction Design, Education and startups. This is a collection of some of my works.
Contact Me: 08147083330 | vwake.sahi@gmail.com

Assam:High Contrast
Intent:

Conversations with people Places visited in and around the city

How does one understand a city?

Reading about the city Time Spent in the city

As students in IIT Guwahati, we spend 4 years of our lives here. What do we take back from this place after spending four years over here?

PEOPLE

LANGUAGE

My Understanding of a city

SPACE

and ME

Process:
Project Phase Methods Used Focus Points
Arriving at Problem Statement
1. Recollecting Intern Experience. 2. Discussions with Guide.

TIME

Primary Research Secondary Research


1. Conversations with Local people and outsiders (Students and faculties.) 3. Travel in and around the city. 4. Literature Study- Web and Print 1. Factors leading to Guwahati citys present state. 2. Inspirations/ stories behind an individuals views about a city.

Defining Project Brief


1. Analysing data collected during Research phase. 2. Discusssion with Guide and seniors.
1. To Look at dierent ways of interpreting information. 2. What story should I tell?

Ideation and Concept Phase


Brainstorming, Mindmapping, discussions, sketching, Photography and thrashing

Arriving at Final Concept


Self Choice.

How do I use my four months to create something meaningful and learn Design in the process?

What will people take back from Guwahati city after four years?

Create a Self Discovery touchpoint for people.

Assam:High Contrast
Insight:
YOU
view everything as supported by your knowledge of it(PERCEPTION)

Concept:

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LIGHTS OFF

MY AIM/ BRIEF/ PURPOSE:


1. To create an awareness among people how they make their opinions about anything. 2. To create a set of encounters between people and Guwahati city to start a conversation between them.
An entire room covered with content from Guwahati city(photos and text), but the room is kept completely dark. People view content with a torch in their hands

When the torch paths are captured in photographs, people realize that they have seen only a curve or a part of Guwahati City.

Empty Your Glass


Intent:
Tea and conversations Movement

To understand why a Chai Khokha (tea stall) outside my college was my favourite place in an entire city.

Elements of a Chai Khokha (Tea Stall)


Open, relaxed and unsupervised

Small Community Hubs Located outside Institute Boundries

Process:
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Its a Jungle of Conversations out there.


Since their beginning in british times these spaces cater to People, Conversations and activities atypical of any space inside boundaries. Tea itself plays a very important role in shaping up this space as tea is very closely related to discussions and ideas. Just like a jungle serves those who love wilderness more; a chai khokha becomes a space for open, unsupervised conversations.

Understand

Empty Your Glass


Insight:
A chai Khokha has lots to offer to people and conversations than what passers by will ever notice.

Concept:

MY AIM/ BRIEF/ PURPOSE:


To communicate that there is much more to a Chai Khokha than what meets our eyes through the medium of furniture.

My concept is a table having a pattern composed of text on its top(the text is not readable with naked eyes). The table comes with a set of glasses that have magnifying lens at their bottom.

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ely

While a person is drinking tea, it appears like a normal activity. But as soon as his glass is empty, the magnifying lens makes him notice the patterns of text on the table. Here he recognizes that there is something more to it than just a glassful of tea.

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Gita Krishnamurthy Vidalaya (GKV)


Intent:
Marketing

Utilize the web as a tool to raise funds for GKV.


Process:
Analysis

Objectives of the Website

Fund Raising

Documentation

Identifying Website Objectives

Identifying Target Users

Understanding Web and Online behaviour

Omnipresent Acess through computational Devices

WEB as a TOOL

Participative Multiple medium support Interactive

Ideas

Concepts

Information Architecture

High Consumption, Less Retention


Synthesis

Gita Krishnamurthy Vidalaya (GKV)


Insight: Concept:
1. Our target users will be people who share/ spread things online. 2. Stories Inspire People.

A scrollable website that gives an impression of going through a story. The focus is kept on participation rather than Donation/ contribution. A vertical navigation structure highlights the flow and nodes in the story. As most users spends less time on any website, we let people know the purpose of this website and GKVs activities in the first few seconds itself.

MY AIM/ BRIEF/ PURPOSE:


To share Gita Krishnamurthy Vidalayas story with people and inspire them to participate in their story.

Gita Krishnamurthy Vidalaya (GKV)

Inside GKV presents viewers with a very recent as well as an annual record of the schools activities so that people can see that funds are being utilized.

We have kept user participation open by giving an option to tell GKV how they would like to help or otherwise use one of the existing participation models.

Hyden Power - Logo Design


Intent:

Process:
Analysis

To understand how to transalate words into a graphic.


Client Brief:

Identifying Buisness Objectives

Identifying Target Users

Understanding font and colour

Ideas

Concepts

Detailing

Design a Logo for Hyden Power that represents the companys charactistics and talks to the target consumers.

Synthesis

Ambitious

Eco-Friendly

Characteristics of Hyden Power

Aggresive

Hyden Power - Logo Design


Insight:
Thermal Power has a negative impact on environment, while Renewable Power can have a positive impact.

Initial Ideas:

HYDEN OWER
The initial ideas were attempts to show Hyden Power by taking elements from its context- objects and characteristics.

REDEFINED BRIEF:
To communicate that Hyden Power is an ambitious startup making a positive impact around us.

Concept:

The type is inclined forward to show dynamism and aggression. The plus shows Hydens addition to the power sector and giving a better solution than Thermal power. The green colour used gives an insight into the renewable and clean nature of the company.

My Bookshelf on GOODREADS
Intent:

Ideas/ Scenarios/ Wireframes:

Experiment. Learn Wireframing. Think. Have fun.

Book = IDEA + WRITING STYLE Rahul, a design student can find a book about a topic design with writing style similar to Gandhi by simply choosing Gandhis my experiment with truth and Hudsons Design process.

Process

Gather Information
> What is an online Bookshelf? > How is it used?

Analyse Requirements
> Why people will make Online Bookshelfs? > How can we utilize web?

Propose Alternatives
> Viewing books as idea + Writing Style. > A solution for a possible future.

A FUTURE WITH TECH. AIDING READERS Rhea has tied all her web links about dreams with Headtrip book. People can view Headtrip in her public bookshelf and borrow it from her. She has already tagged Headtrip with Geolocation: Home and time: 10:00 PM. While reading it she stores her thoughts about dreams in her reflection bowl.

Thank You.
Vivek Sahi

08147083330 vwake.sahi@gmail.com