Brand Design, Brand Marketing and Brand Psychology

Design NON-THINKING: The Muse Methodology

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Mar 2, 2017 5:36:43 PM

 

THE PAIN OF EFFORT

The saying goes 'no pain, no gain'. As designers and as creators we are told that in order to achieve something you have to travel the path of pain and peril. There is no other way out.

The lords and the ladies of self-help proclaim the merits of discipline, focus and the steadfast firmness of human will. They lay out 5 step program or 10 step methodology, explaining how its is done. And they say, you have to keep at it and keep at it, to be any good. But does it really help? Findings are mixed at the best — the disastrous outcome of of New Years' goal in general and the failed strategy behind those hard goals setting are a sad testament to our human will.

I believe, the problem lies in this rote method. 'Keep doing', 'Keep working'. And, you will succeed. This may work for a while, but definitely not sustainable for the long haul.

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Topics: Design Inspiration, Bay Area Trade show display, Trade show booth, contemporary space design, Architecture, Inspiration, Michelangelo, Nelson Mandela, Joseph Cambell, Homer, John Milton, Richard Branson, Muse, Odyssey and Illiad, Envoy Booth, Sarmistha Tarafder, S Portable Display Booths

Trade Show Ambiance: The Delight of Light!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Apr 2, 2012 2:13:00 PM

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Topics: Design Inspiration, Art and nature Inspiration, contemporary space design, Art and Design, Brand Potential, Art of Presentation, Booth Design for Trade Shows, Booth Display Design, Trade show Trends, Sarmistha Tarafder, Art of Creation, Modern Booth Design, Design Principles, Ideas at work, exhibit deisgn trends 2012, Lighting Design, James Turrell, Bruno Zevi, Le Corbousier

Trade Show Exhibiting: Lounging in Cappuccino and Hot Pink!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Jan 6, 2012 4:52:00 PM

Lounges have now gained tremendous momentum in the design of trade show exhibit spaces and special events. Dedicated sitting spaces are now integral part of design directives. These areas are resolute in providing a communicative approach to information exchange and information gathering. In today's era of viral marketing and virtual interacting, it is a featured highlight of face to face marketing. When 46% of executive decision makers make purchase decisions while attending a show and 51% of executive decision maker requested that a sales representative visit their company after the show and get this: 95% of the executive decision makers meet with their current suppliers at a trade show it is only makes sense to promote the right kind of atmospheric conditions that fosters such conversation. And a lounge does exactly that. It is a luxurious conclave where talent meets target.

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Topics: Trade Show Exhibits, Trade Show Graphics, Silicon valley trade show booth design, Art and nature Inspiration, contemporary space design, Cool tade show booth ideas, Creative Exhibition Booth Design, Art and Design, Art of Business, Trade Fair Design, Display Show Design, custom modular exhibits, Custom Modular Trade show Booth, trade show booths, Competitive Intelligence, Trade show lounge, Trade show convention, Trade Show Exhibit, Creative Marketing, Sarmistha Tarafder, Trade Show Marketing, Art of Creation, Creativity, trade show exhibiting, Trade Show Displays, Modern Booth Design

Trade Show Design: Return on Infinity!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Nov 15, 2011 3:47:00 PM


"The infinite!  No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man; no other idea has so fruitfully stimulated his intellect; yet no other concept stands in greater need of clarification than that of the infinite . . ."  David Hilbert (1862-1943)

The very title "Return on Infinity" is in itself ridden with self-contradiction. How do you even begin to harness the infinite concept of "Infinity". Given that the concept has been contemplated by artists, philosophers, mathematicians and common man since before the beginning of written history, it is infinitely pompous of me even to delve into it. However I do have to acknowledge: unconsciously, I use it as a design crutch every single day. Consciously, I might as well give it proper credence.

Famed intellectuals have presented varied concepts about their understanding of infinity. It is as though infinity upholds different meaning for different appeals. As the underground, Russian poet, Joseph Brodsky so rightfully said, "The poetic notion of infinity is far greater than that which is sponsored by any creed."  Rudy Rucker in his book, Infinity and the Mind, undertakes a captivating journey to that frontier of the universe he calls the "Mindscape," where he explores infinity in all its forms: potential and actual, mathematical and physical, theological and mundane. Rucker clues us on Kurt Friedrich Gödel's rotating universe, in which he postulates possibility to travel into the past and spells out an interpretation of quantum mechanics in which billions of parallel worlds are produced every microsecond. In the kingdom of infinity, mathematics, science, and logic merge with the marvelous. It is a continuous ebb and flow of hard logic and fluid mysticism. The conundrum that arise from this merging, explains the illusive human mind: its potential, its powers, and its frailty.

In their temples, the Egyptians from antiquity followed a simple layout that mirrored the concept of infinity: the creation of the universe: both metaphorically and structurally. In their usual customary creations, architects, industrial designers and 3D trade show designers are known to play with the flow. The flow of the infinite curve that is. However, architect Serge Salat, takes a giant leap beyond. In 'Beyond Infinity', he brings the abstraction of infinite into finite. It is a multisensory voyage painting “the possibility in the contemporary world to create new beauty and dream through a fusion of classical culture and innovation”. Perhaps, this is the first time in known history one gets to delight on the stark theory that space and time is immersed in an unending subdivision! Enjoy!



[Paradoxes of the infinite arise] only when we attempt, with our finite minds, to discuss the infinite, assigning to it those properties which we give to the finite and limited; but this I think is wrong, for we cannot speak of infinite quantities as being the one greater or less than or equal to another. Galileo Galilei, quoted in Infinity and the Mind by Rudy Rucker.

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Topics: Design Inspiration, Graphic Design, Trade Show Graphics, Tradeshow booth design, contemporary space design, Cool tade show booth ideas, Creative Exhibition Booth Design, Art and Design, Booth Flooring, Architecture, Art of Presentation, Consciousness, Infinity, S-curve booth design, Serpentine booth design, Sarmistha Tarafder, Art of Creation, Creativity, Art of Ancient Wisdom

Trade Show Booth Design: Ecstasy in Environments!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Aug 8, 2011 4:38:00 PM

As RSS feeds, blogging, social search, social bookmarking, social networks and micro platforms gain more prominence we often tend to question the more traditional aspects of marketing. Trade shows in particular may seem to be the hallmark of previous generations' marketing strategies. However, recent studies confirm that physical events, like trade shows and conferences continue to be a dominant phase in the business-to-business product sourcing and buying processes.

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Topics: Design Inspiration, Bay Area Trade show display, Trade Show Graphics, Tradeshow booth design, Trade show booth, contemporary space design, Cool tade show booth ideas, Creative Exhibition Booth Design, Trade Fair Design, Brand Design, Brand Potential, Trade shows, Booth Design trends 2011, Trade show lounge, Trade show convention, Trade Show Exhibit, Creative Marketing, Tradeshow News, Trade show booth staffing, Custom Modular Tradeshow exhibit, Trade Show News, Sarmistha Tarafder, trade show exhibiting, Design Principles, Brand Power, Brand

Trade Fair Design: The Can, A Brand: An Environmental Leap

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Jun 6, 2011 5:17:00 PM

The Story of the Aluminum Can.

The aluminum can was fairly content containing the magic potion inside and exhibiting the power of Amazon Açaí berry outside as its prized label. Thanks to the wonder of technology: the can chuckled; "now I can, no pun intended, provide some value to the stressed out robotic race that is always on the look for the next elixir with the promise to cure all that ails them" what a bunch of naive species.

Nonetheless, the can was was happy to be of use. Afterall, once upon a  time it lived lived in the earth crust in the form of Bauxite. It had to wait for billions of years to be mined in either Australia, India, Jamaica or in areas in or around the equator. Once mined, Alumina had to be extracted from Bauxite, electrolyzed in dissolved crystal to generate aluminum metal and then transformed into what we commonly know as the aluminum can. Boy, that was certainly a long journey!

One day the can thought about traveling to the Amazon. It just made sense. It had heard so many stories about the mystical Amazon rainforest. So it mustered up all its strength and proposed it to its master Zola. The master, with a nose for business decided to take it even a step further. Zola thought, wouldn't it be great if we created the Amazon environment in a 10' x 20' linear space, in a trade show market place to introduce our new product to the rest of the world!

The can, the master and the Açaí berry all settled on it.
Not the best, but at least a berry berry big home run for now!

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Topics: Bay Area Trade show display, Graphic Design, Trade Show Graphics, Exhibit Design, Tradeshow booth design, Trade show booth, Exhibit Rental, Silicon valley trade show booth design, Art and nature Inspiration, contemporary space design, Tradeshow Sustainability, 2011 Tradeshow Trends, at-show promotions, Cool tade show booth ideas, Creative Exhibition Booth Design, Art and Design, Art of Business, Trade Fair Design, exhibit deisgn trends 2011, Aluminum Can, Sarmistha Tarafder

Trade Show Booth Design: In on the Angles!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on May 23, 2011 1:05:00 PM

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Topics: Design Inspiration, Trade Show Exhibits, Trade Show Graphics, contemporary space design, Cool tade show booth ideas, Creative Exhibition Booth Design, Art and Design, exhibit deisgn trends 2011, Booth Flooring, Architecture, Brand Design, applied geometry, Booth Design trends 2011, Trade Show Exhibit, Custom Modular Tradeshow exhibit, Skyline Innovative Products, Linear trade show spaces, Sarmistha Tarafder, Industrial design, Regulating lines, Elegant design

The Tiffany Touch: ChocolateBlues in Trade show Design

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Mar 16, 2011 9:41:00 AM

ChocolateBlue is that glorious outcome of such a Union.
And there is no saying goodbye to this color coalition any time soon. Not one of my favorites, but none-the-less a very strong partnership merges when the two come together.

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Topics: Bay Area Trade show display, Exhibit Rental, Art and nature Inspiration, contemporary space design, Cool tade show booth ideas, Art and Design, Architecture, Color, Booth Design trends 2011, Trade Show Exhibit, Custom Modular Tradeshow exhibit, Textures and Patterns, Ooeb Booth Design, Custom floor tiles, Island booth, Sarmistha Tarafder, Industrial design, Envoy Exhibit System, Blue Planet

Tradeshow Booth Design: Flirting with Ambiguity

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Feb 17, 2011 5:09:00 AM

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Topics: Design Inspiration, Bay Area Trade show display, Trade Show Graphics, Exhibit Design, contemporary space design, 21st century, Architecture, Brand Potential, Trade Show Exhibit, Creative Marketing, Custom Modular Tradeshow exhibit, Ambiguity, Sarmistha Tarafder, Trade Show Marketing, Rumi

Trade show Design: Integrity in "I"

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Feb 11, 2011 10:11:00 AM

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Topics: Bay Area Trade show display, Trade Show Graphics, Silicon valley trade show booth design, Art and nature Inspiration, contemporary space design, 2011 Tradeshow Trends, Architecture, Innovation Design, applied geometry, Inspiration, Inellectual Elegance, Intellectual design, Trade Show Exhibit, Sarmistha Tarafder, Industrial design, Regulating lines, Envoy Exhibit System, Trade Fair Dessign

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