Creating an animated video for Accountability Initiative
We introduced the Accountability Initiative to you earlier when we took you through the story of the website we built for them. A quick recap – AI is the arm of the Centre for Policy Research that tracks government fund-flows right from when funds leave the union government coffers till when they reach the communities and local administration. Working on the website and with the reams of publicati...
Top 5 Tech Fails of 2016
LG G5 Before the phone launched, there was a lot of hype around the LG G5, as it seemed to be LG’s response to the Samsung Galaxy S7. It was expected to be the best LG smartphone ever created, and was expected to give the S7 a run for its money. The LG G5, however, turned out to be a disaster for the company. While LG tried their best, the.
Life’s A Pitch: Get into the loom with CharkhaPair
It wasn’t long ago that an upcoming handloom apparel brand, CharkhaPair, approached us to help them launch their brand online. This was one of those opportunities where a brand didn’t just approach us to provide a specific service but was actually reaching out to us to design their end-to-end communication strategy – which just happens to be our favourite thing to do. At the time of First Contact ...
Life’s a Pitch: #ReadyToGo with RangBahar
Little known fact: I love makeup! Actually that’s a lie: this is one of the most widely known facts on the planet. My Instagram feed is populated by posts from international beauty brands, to product reviewers, to MUAs (makeup artists, you pleb), to dupe-hunters. I own about 6 different kinds of lip products that, even to my eagle-eyed design team, are all the same colour. Sometimes I feel I am.
Ants at UX Now 2016: It’s All About Iterations
‘UX is all about revisions and iterations‘ – This was the theme of the UX Now 2016, held at IIT Delhi earlier this month. I attended the event, and here are my two cents on it: What Confused Me about UX Now The UX Now event, which is supposed to be one of the best UX events in the nation felt rather absurd. Discussing the major theme of the event.
World Heritage Week: 5 Forgotten Delhi Monuments
The week of 19th November to 25th November is being celebrated as World Heritage Week. I don’t know about other cities, but the banners can be seen all over Delhi’s monuments, announcing the week. While this might be just another week for the average Joe, for the history lovers, this is quite a celebration! The World Heritage Week marks the celebration of the national heritage and the history of t...
Ants at Converge 2016
It is to Converge 2016’s credit that it provided a stage for discussing a plethora of topics that needed healthy, unbiased conversations. And the topics ranged from the heteronormative stereotypical gender division prevalent even in the country’s respectable universities to the role humour can play in educating masses on social issues. Converge 2016 stuck to it’s tagline – For Those Who Give a Dam...
Cheer up. Exciting Times Ahead.
Just finished watching the latest episode of Last week tonight. The one where John Oliver rips into the United States for choosing Donald Trump. The episode was borderline depressing.There is too much happening everywhere. De-monetisation, trumpifcation, liberal lunacy or the right wing whataboutery. o, I don’t plan to add up to any of these sad thoughts. Instead I am trying to explain why I feel ...
Deconstructing Project BAD-MASH
The idea for Project BAD-MASH grew out of the many lengthy discussions HeadAnt and Mutant had on BAD taking over Delhi and leaving its mark everywhere. And what better way to re-imagine an entire city in your characteristic style than redoing some of the city’s loved characters in your own way. With that idea in mind, Project BAD-MASH grew. For Mutant, observing people and things and interpreting ...
Ants take on the Inktober Challenge
Anything that challenges our creativity piques our interest. Inktober was exactly that. And when a month-long challenge which involves you to create a drawing in ink every day came up, we plunged headlong into it. And each day, one of us would create a piece in ink in accordance with the official Inktober 2016 prompt list. At the end of this challenge, we have not only honed our drawing skills.