Vikash Kumar | Department of Design

Profile

Vikash
Kumar
Assistant Professor
Department of Design
School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SoHSS)
C219B
Block-C, Shiv Nadar University
Gautam Buddha Nagar Uttar Pradesh
India
+91-120-3819100
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Profile Summary 

Vikash Kumar is a Design Researcher, and Educator, currently working as an Assistant Professor in Department of Design. He pursued Masters and PhD in Design form IIT Guwahati. His research focus includes - Product, System, and Service design for Sustainability, Social Design, Design Pedagogy, and Innovation through Sustainable Design.

Educational Qualifications 
2006
BE (Electronics and Communication)
SCSVMV University
2009
M. Des. (Master of Design)
IIT Guwahati
2015
PhD
IIT Guwahati
Work Experience 
20062007
Programmer Analyst
Cognizant Technology Solutions India
Chennai
2014
Assistant Professor
Shiv Nadar University
Greater Noida
I currently work here
Teaching & Research Interests: 

Research Interests:
Product-Service System design for Sustainability
Design Pedagogy
Social Design
Innovation through Sustainable Design

Teaching Interest:
Courses taught

  • DES101 - Elements and Principles of Design
  • DES121 - Introduction to Visual Communication Design
  • CCC513 - Design Thinking for Innovation
  • CCC610 - Introduction to the Philosophy of Sustainability

Teaching Interest

  • Sustainable Design
  • Design Methods
  • Creativity and Innovation Management
  • Usability Engineering
  • Information System
Conferences (Select): 
  • Vikash Kumar and Sarthak Mittal, “Smelly Shoes – An Opportunity for Shoe Rack Re-design” presented at International Conference on Humanizing Work and Work Environment (HWWE 2017), Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (UP) to be published in the conference proceedings (in printing)
  • Vikash Kumar and Pradeep G. Yammiyavar, “Creativity Tool for Sustainable Design” presented at International Conference on Creativity and Cognition in Art and Design (ICCCAD 2017), NIMHANS,  Bangalore.
  • Vikash Kumar and Pradeep G. Yammiyavar, “What Sustainable Design Means for Novice Creative Designers: An Exploration of Their Perceptions and Mental Models in the Indian Context” presented at International Conference on Design for Sustainable Well-being and Empowerment 2014, IISc Bangalore published as book chapter titled 'Design for Sustainable Well-being and Empowerment: Selected Papers', 2015, page no 335-355, ISBN: 978-62951-818-3
  • Vikash Kumar and Pradeep G. Yammiyavar, “Towards Development of a Tool for Integration of Sustainable Development in Education – A Case Study of Design Education in India”, International Conference on Environment and Humanities, Eco-revolution 2013, Pokhara, Nepal, ISBN: 978-62951-818-3.
  • Prakash Kumar, Vikash Kumar and Pradeep Yammiyavar, “GUI Based Remote Public Bus Transport Management System for Guwahati with a Proposal for Sustainability Assessment”, Symposium on Human Computer Interaction Design in Virtual Environments -2012’ IIT Guwahati.
  • Pradeep G. Yammiyavar and Vikash Kumar, “E-Waste Generation from Mobile Phones and Sustainability Issues for Designers”, International Conference on Research into Design, IISc Bangalore on January 11, 2011; published by Research Publishing, Chennai, titled “Research into Design – supporting sustainable product development” page no 523-532, ISBN: 978-981-08-7721-7
  • Vikash Kumar and Pradeep Yammiyavar, “Systems Approach to a Sustainable Transportation System - An Overview”, National Round-table technical meet on Hybrid Renewable Energy Sources for Public Transportation Systems, October 2010, IIT Guwahati, Page no 69-74.

Scholarly Activity

Books & Book Chapters

What Sustainable Design Means for Novice Creative Designers: An Exploration of Their Perceptions and Mental Models in the Indian Context

Conference Publications

E-Waste Generation from Mobile Phones and Sustainability Issues for Designers