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Our latest design concept, cAir, was a venture built organically from the ground up. RKS architected a new flying experience, based on the real-life challenges of family travelers; a stark departure and inspiration for an industry traditionally focused on efficiency.
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The Lightbulb of Innovation
Earlier this summer RKS partnered with Core77 to encourage participants to redesign the Designed in USA brand certification logomark. After sifting through a numerous amount of entries, Sham Bakrania was chosen as the winner for his innovative, yet simple design of the Lightbulb- one of the most well-known examples of American persistence, creativity, and ingenuity.
Righware and RKS Announce Strategic Interaction Design Partnership
“Rightware’s profile and capacities are a very interesting match for RKS. The company’s deep insights within technology and the Open Source Community combined with RKS’ design, strategic skills and thorough understanding of User Experience development processes constitute a very promising partnership,” says Ravi Sawhney, Founder and CEO at RKS Design.Read More
Inaugural Sawhney Creative Excellence Award Bestowed For Career Promise
CSUN Film Student Misses Graduation & Award Reception to Screen at Cannes Film Festival
Filmmaker Benny Wolde-Yohannes’s work on “Pareto Principle” has earned him $10,000 to help launch a promising professional career. Wolde-Yohannes is the first recipient of the Ravi K. and Amalia Sawhney Creative Excellence Award, bestowed to recognize outstanding creative achievement by a graduating senior in CSUN’s Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication in Northridge.Read More
International Design Awards Announce 2011 Winners; 3 Designs by RKS Honored
(Los Angeles, CA) The RKS design team was awarded three IDA awards this week - First Prize for KOR’s Aura, Third Prize for the Orion-18 (Levelstar/APH) and an honorable mention for Nuance (DenMat). Aura is KOR Water’s latest and most affordable sustainable hydration alternative, the Orion-18 is a smart new Smartphone optimized for blind users, and Nuance is an innovative composite syringe for dental professionals.
The International Design Awards celebrates the world's most visionary designers and promotes the appreciation of design worldwide, honoring designs for excellence in originality, creativity, execution and overall impact.Read More
What Gandhi (Yes, Gandhi) Taught Me About Design, Leadership, And Technology
Long before Gandhi was a political leader, he was a designer who created a loom to help Indians in their daily lives. RKS’ Ravi Sawhney writes about learning from Gandhi’s example for Fast Company.
Connecting the Blind to the Digital World
Design Magazine (CIDA) April 2012
Check out China's Design Magazine this month (Titled Extra-Ordinary Life) for a feature on the development for the Orion-18, and learn about RKS' collaboration with LevelStar and APH to empower the blind with a smartphone designed to meet their specific needs. You can learn more about Design Magazine and CIDA (China Industrial Design Association) here, or download the article as a PDF.
Life Technologies and DenMat Announce Red Dot Awards
2012 Awards Received for Revolutionary Ion Proton™ DNA Sequencer and Innovative Nuance® Dental Syringe
March 21, 2012 - RKS is honored by the recognition received for our recent design collaborations with Life Technologies for the revolutionary Ion Proton™ benchtop sequencer, and with Den-Mat® Holdings (formerly Discus Dental) for the innovative Nuance® composite syringe. Both designs were recognized in 2012 with the prestigious Red Dot design award, conveyed for high design quality and designs that distinguish themselves for excellence.Read More
Orchestrating Design Collaborations: Think Like a Family
The current issue of dmi Review tackles the topic of design collaboration, examining the benefits of collaborative design and exploring effective options for managing the collaborative process. RKS’ Harnish Jani and CEO Ravi Sawhney contributed their professional point of view on the critical topic, co-authoring a feature entitled “Orchestrating Design Collaborations: Think Like a Family,” which shares a globally-recognized analogy to help guide managing modern design collaborations.
Copies of the issue and article are available here.