Course Catalog | Department of Design

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DES211
Creativity & concept in Design
3.00
Undergraduate
Introduction: Conventionally engineering dose not projects its association with art or in larger sense aesthetics. Engineering is believed to do with machines and its tools to produce various components for larger products. During the turn of the 20th century, such concept started changing to give birth to a new direction of industrial design. Design as a whole has emerged as a branch of applied filed that provided a new outlook- creativity in design. Due to the 21st Century Globalization Policy, Consumer Products have taken the centre stage of the nation’s review generation. With this new outlook creativity in Industrial Design bridged between art, science, and technology. Objective: The course intends to introduce the concept and creative manifestation of design. The course would give a brief outline of design history and the design process. It is an elementary course in design that envisages developing understanding the Design Process leading towards innovative thinking. The course emphasizes on practical work, hands-on experience. It is a project-oriented learning method that allows for exploring material handling and experimentation. It is a Product Design Course that encourages towards Innovative Design concept and its implementation through fabrication. The course does not expect of high-end technology-driven project. Based on our day to day problem each project is encouraged to come up with a simple solution. Each project has to be presented with a working model. The creativity and concept would remain the USP of the project
DES202
Info Structuring & Visual...
4.00
Undergraduate
Course description not available.
DES523
System Analysis and Informatio
4.00
Graduate
Course Title: System Analysis and Information Design Communication of information is crucial in knowledge sharing, decision making, in social concerns, and also in business development. It is a transdisciplinary course that synchronizes the fields of communication design with visual aesthetics, computer & social sciences, statistics and humanities to train the future Information Design professionals. The programme looks for students who are keen observers and have a brief understanding of communication design. They learn the tools of imaging technology and information processing.
DES505
Electronics & Software for Des
2.00
Graduate
Course Title: Electronics and Software for Designers This course introduces the fundamental understanding of electronics and software. Introduction to basic electronics, small group assignments on making simple electronic artefacts with Arduino/Raspberry kits and different kinds of sensors. Introduction to 2D and 3D software packages for graphic design, animation, and 3D modelling.
DES510
Design Thinking
4.00
Graduate
Course Title: Design Thinking Designing for Simplicity in a Complex world – Social Innovations and the world around us, Learning to See – Empathy & Problem Finding, Understanding incremental innovation and radical innovation Design Thinking Process – History of DT to Adaptations of the model across companies Desirability – What Users Want and need – Understanding user behaviour (psychology), System Designs Feasibility – Exploring Technology and Human Centred Design in Services, Design for Social Impact.
DES509
Technical Writing and Creative
2.00
Graduate
Course Title: Technical Writing and Creative Communication This course intends at developing the technical writing and communication skills of students helping them to articulate their ideas and views in an effective way. It also consists of research paper writing, report writing, presentation skills (verbal and non-verbal), Design Communication etc.
DES508
Semester Research Project
4.00
Graduate
Semester Research Project
DES504
Human Factors Engineering
4.00
Graduate
Course Title: Human Factors Engineering This course aims at acquainting students with human factors involved in the process of designing. The course draws knowledge from Physiology, Psychology, Biomechanics, Anthropometry, Cognitive Science, etc. The course aims at acquainting students with human factors, its significance in the process of designing and how it could be applied to make the work safer, faster, easier and comfortable.
DES522
Research Methods in Design
4.00
Graduate
Course Title: Research Methods in Design Science and scientific methods an introduction. Methods in Social Science research. Literature review. Problem formulation in Design, Research strategies in Design. Measurements, Validity, Reliability. Data collection, Quantitative versus qualitative data, instruments, sampling, and Experiment design. Hypothesis generation, Modelling. Pilot studies, Statistical analysis and data processing. Theory construction in Design research- Criteria, Approaches, and Methods. Practice-based research. Reporting, publishing and presentation.
DES521
Principles of Form
4.00
Graduate
Course Title: Principles of Form The course is intended to develop an understanding of form and its manifestations. It is a studio-oriented course, where students are expected to execute a number of exercises related to fundamental laws of 2D and 3D form.
DES511
Master's Thesis Project
4.00
Graduate
Master's Thesis Project
DES507
Design Semantics and Communication Theory
4.00
Graduate
Course Title: Design Semantics and Communication Theory This course introduces Semiotics and Semantics; Communication theories, Semantic perception and constructs in Design. Emotion as a semantic construct in Design, Affective components in computing, products, and visuals. Interactive experience and cognation, Flow and the semantics of experiential designs. Semantic analysis of design classics- case studies. Semantics models – Fuzzy based modelling. Semantic transfer in conceptualization and visualization. Indian aesthetics and semantics – cultural and ethnographical issues.
DES506
Art and Craft Culture of India
3.00
Graduate
Course Title: Art and Craft Culture of India India is very rich in its art & craft tradition. This core course intends to sensitize students towards the art & craft culture of Indian. It presents an introduction to various art and crafts related to Soft Materials (like textile, leather, paper and natural fibre), Hard Material (like wood, metal, and stone), and Fired Material (like ceramics, Earthenware, Stoneware, Terracotta, and Porcelain).
DES503
Creative Design Morph & Meth.
4.00
Graduate
Course Title: Creative Design - Morphology and Methods The course elaborates on the morphology of creative design and various methods of divergence, transformation, and convergence. The first module introduces methodologies in design, design attributes, and core competency of a designer. The second module elaborates on different methods of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. The last module of the course is the application of methods and methodologies in solving a design problem.
DES502
Elements and Principles of Des
4.00
Graduate
Course Title: Elements and Principles of Design This course introduces the elements of design and various principles governing them (applicable to both 2D and 3D products). The studio-based component of the course trains students in illustration techniques and tools used for conceptualization and communication using various media (including software). This course heavily borrows knowledge from art and craft.
DES501
Introduction to Creative Desig
3.00
Graduate
Course Title: Introduction to Creative Design The course intends to introduce design as a field of study, its philosophy, characteristics, relationship with art, craft architecture, engineering, etc. It also introduces historical evolution, current and future trends, broad domains, and various career paths. The course also provides hands-on exercises, with various tools, workshops, machines, and material.