An Industrial designer is committed to the cause of improving the quality of human environment with products that are functional and aesthetic. He is a ‘systems thinker’ who finds creative solutions by correlating technical and ergonomic aspects with human needs. During the programme, students interact with the industry and with institutions and social organizations to understand, study, analyze and solve various kinds of existing problems. The choice and outcome of the final degree projects reflect the students aspirations to change the Indian product scene.
The programme develops mature communications professionals who also have a deeper understanding of aesthetic aspects. In addition to finding solutions to communication needs, they also generate methodologies for solving communication problems. The emphasis is to shift from the traditional skills driven intuitive design to creative problem solving, using appropriate media for effective communication. The students are given opportunities to learn new skills and to advance their level of understanding. The focus is on areas of unmet demand, such as projects that have social and educational relevance.
The Animation program in IDC will strive to create people with expertise who will eventually emerge as leaders to influence the future of Animation. IDC expects the students to assume direct responsibility for nearly all aspects of the film making process. The students will have access to cutting edge IT capabilities and the proximity to other engineering disciplines which would facilitate cross disciplinary and collaborative projects, also new areas for animation applications can be explored and experimented with. The proposed course content includes all areas of study essential to nurture a well rounded approach to learning and understanding in the field of animation.
The M. Des programme in Interaction Design aims at imparting knowledge and furthering research into the domain of designing interactive experiences in media, products and computer design applications. It will create graduates with good analytical abilities, skilled with specific techniques, creative in their solutions, sensitive in their approach and knowledgeable about current practices of interaction design. The program will have a specific focus on the needs of Indian users and the Indian industry.
While facing a big challenge in terms of changing life style, environmental issue and increasing population density and highly competitive environment, the auto companies are strengthening product development function, including design. International auto majors are setting up design studios in India to meet this challenge. The demand for component design professionals is to grow many folds to man these studios. The programme envisages developing graduates with skill and knowledge, which will make them competent designers for the auto industry in India. Studies include the understanding and identification of the transportation and mobility issue facing the country along with developments in other countries and finding creative solutions. The course covers a broad spectrum from personal to mass transportation. Lectures are supported by hands on exercises and projects.