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I am an Interaction Designer, Researcher and Information Technology Engineer, with a Masters in Design degree from Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay, India. Most of my professional experience has been in the design & development sector.
I am passionate about developing platforms to help the common people and have strong inclination towards harnessing global trends such as mobile & information convergence in developing socially relevant solutions through design and system thinking.
Majority of Indian voters are from the bottom and middle of the socioeconomic pyramid. There is very low contribution from the top of the pyramid due to very little effects from election outcomes in their lives and discomforting polling experiences.
We can set some goals (Motivation) to future start ups, It might be a kind of stage, where they have to complete each stage. After each Stage a Start up will achieve something. It could be virtual as well. I hope this idea might work with the above concept.
Hi Anne, Thanks for your comment, It is very interesting fact that most of the people don't even access to basic banking facility, But we can redesign ATM's and other public accessible mediums accordingly with the people's need. Since it is a notion that people generally fears of new technology , we can also think in this direction as well.
I would like to add 1 more point about adoption of new technology. In India adoption of mobile phones among the people took 10 years, very slow. But now its in the reach of common man, and become popular as a most useful communication medium.
Yes, there will be lot more security concern, If we adapt a medium which is advanced technology driven. I am also in favor of the approach which is analog in nature and where technology is a part of it, but plays very important role.