This small post is just to clarify that we tried to work with NID, Bangalore for User Interface study, but it did not go anywhere even after spending 6 precious months. The effort failed to get anything done. Several reasons can be pointed out here. People involved took UI design for OS too easy, like a website design, insufficient guidance from faculty involved to guide students.
No doubt the students there are excellent, but as I observed at IIT as well, there is a huge gap in training, teaching and guidance. This might be my personal observation or opinion as well.
I was disappointed to read in many newspapers and blogs that NID is the one behind the effort which we are placing in designing the UI and ID, which takes away the credit from the actual people who are behind it. One of the best people we have is Makrand Kulkarni, who has spent nights in his lab designing the ID for us. Hat’s off to the people we are with us. But as I believe, one day everything will pay off.