Hello, I'm Rahul Gonsalves.
I'm the founder of Obvious, one of India's best product consultancies.
Having seen the growth story of India's fastest growing startups at close quarters, I am excited about the possibilities that design and technology can offer to the vast array of India (and the world's) problems.
Apart from Obvious, I spend some time advising organisations on how they can scale their product teams and thinking. I occasionally put in small cheques to back design-led founders at the beginning of their journeys.
Over the years, I have realised that I am happiest at the intersection of craft, context and community. Replicating that fractal at every scale and space is something that deeply excites me.
Other things that are important to me include perfecting my espressos, understanding how the architecture of our cities shapes our interactions, helping local businesses thrive and hanging out with my young daughter.
How I use my calendar(s)
In school, I was the kind of person who hated timetables, watches and any kind of structure. My ideal day was one where I got up late and spent the time between breakfast and lunch dozing off with a book. Sadly, my life these days looks quite different, and before
Redesigning KLP’s Reports
When my old nemesis, Gautam John asked me to help out and make the school assessment reports that the Karnataka Learning Partnership generates a little bit more attractive, I jumped at the chance to volunteer some time and do some information design. A bit about the Karnataka Learning Partnership, where
Acknowledging the Elephant in the Room – Moving Toward Media Accessibility
ℹ️Note: This article was originally written in August 2008, for A3, a newsletter published by Barrier Break Technologies Ltd. Accessibility evangelists have long touted the ease with which inaccessible online content may be made accessible – merely convert your nasty, table-based website to spanking clean HTML and CSS, sprinkle on
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