Department of Interaction Design
Industrial Design deals with products, services and systems addressing usability, form, function, aesthetics, material, technologies, and sustainability. Our students explore creative thinking and problem-solving processes to bring value to companies, communities and people. Our focus is on designing products, systems and services that make life easier. At the School of Industrial Design, we balance creativity, technology, cultural concerns, and environmental needs, exploring materials, production techniques, aesthetics, the emerging fields of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Artificial Intelligence, and social issues in both local and global contexts. We encourage our students to create solutions that are empathetic to the end-user and have contextual insight. Our new B. Des. in Interaction Design has been programmed and launched in response to the needs of users and Industry.
UID offers a specialized IxD course for four years culminating in the award of a B. Des Degree. A dedicated faculty with experience in IxD from industry transmit learning through in-depth theory and hands-on practice in well-equipped labs, purpose built for the subject. With its close links with professional bodies like IxDA and inputs from a stellar array of industry experts, high class infrastructure and a wonderful learning environment, UID is a natural choice for aspirants of IxD in India.
The landscape of Design is a rich interlacing of products, systems, services, communication and immersive experiences, with evolutionary change happening at such a rapid pace that the very structures that underpin its spiraling growth serve as take-off points into the unknown, making for a continually mutating model of education. Traditional design education, based on hallowed tenets that have emerged from the Industrial Revolution, progressed through the ‘Industrial age’ into the ‘Information age’, the ‘Communication age’, and is now immersing itself in the ‘Experience age’, where users interact with their environment and all that is within it in totally new ways, where the environment interacts with users and products (the term ‘products’ used as broadly as possible), where products engage with users, and each other, creating a vast spectrum of interactions. Whereas the earlier realms of design dealt how products are used, where the material as opposed to the immaterial was central, they now deal with how products are ‘experienced’ and have increasingly ventured into the intangible and the virtual, the brave new world of human-machine communication and artificial intelligence.
The course spans eight semesters, the first two being foundation semesters with emphasis on developing requisite skills for design practice and understanding of the process of design. Subsequent semesters take a student through specific IxD related courses spanning Human Computer Interaction, Usability Design, Information Architecture, Testing, Computing, Ethnography, Mobile applications, Human -Robot Interaction, User Interfaces, Ergonomics, Research & Experimental Methods, Visual Communication & Industrial Design methods, future trends; exposure to real-life situations through study tours and industry internships, culminating in a Graduation Project with Industry that exposes students to real-world applications and professional practice.
Students will be able to choose between broad specializations in Communication Design and Industrial Design from their fifth semester onwards. Agile learning, future forecasting and inter-disciplinary courses will however equip graduates to seamlessly fit into the myriad professional applications of Interaction Design.
Graduates of IxD can further do their Masters in HCI, AI and allied fields in the coming years. A comprehensive program is in development and will offer end to end learning at UID.
Interaction Design is closely allied with and indispensable in a myriad of fields including:
– Design Research
– Human Computer Interaction
– Design Research
– B2B and B2C Interfaces
– Interaction Design
– Information Architecture
– Design Thinking
– Communication Design
– User Centered Design
– Usability Testing
– Experience Design
– Motion Design
– Story Telling
– Heuristic Evaluation
– Creative Coding
Interaction Design is a four-year, intensive program designed to provide students with the tools to create better relationships among humans, products, systems and environments worldwide. Interaction designers flourish in this complex intersection, using craft-based design skills, systems thinking, and human-centered technology to find creative solutions in the field of emerging technologies, corporations, startups, and new-age companies. Our intensive programme prepares you to enter one of the most in-demand design fields in the world. Students will learn to design for the applications, systems, environment, public health, transportation, education, finance, and other major industries with wide-ranging impact. The programme combines creative practical as well as theoretical knowledge that makes students competent enough to work in the industry, entrepreneurial ventures, and corporations.
The learning model at UID is incubated to create and adapt to an appropriate environment of learning that facilitates our students with new experiences. We make sure our learning model engages the learner into new dimensions of work. This model provides an environment for interactive student engagement and enhances the system thinking ability.
At UID, we believe that the experiential knowledge gained while developing and implementing this unique learning model is transferable to other disciplines as well.
DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
UX Design Master, Ecole de Design de Nantes Atlantique, France; Business Administration Master, IAE Nantes, France; European Bachelor of Design, Ecole de Design de Nantes Atlantique, France
BE (ECE), Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala; M.Design (Product Design), PDPM IIIT, Design & Manufacturing, Jabalpur; MS (Digital Technologies),University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Doctor of Philosophy, NIT, Rourkela
M.Des. in Industrial Design, VIT, Tamil Nadu; B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Chhattisgarh; PG Diploma in Piping Engineering and Design, MIT Skills, Pune; Graduate in Marine Engineering Training
Bachelors in Fine Arts in Applied Arts (Graphics), Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh; M.Des. in Industrial Design (Toy & Game Design) National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Department of Automobile & Transportation Design
Masters in Car and Transportation Design,Scuola Politecnica di Design, Milan; B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering, RTU, Kota; PG Diploma, Design & Technology University, Pune
MA, MDS University, Ajmer(Department of Automobile & Transportation Design) ; B.A. University of Rajasthan, Jaipur ; ITI Engineering Trade (NCVT), Direcorate of Technical Education Rajasthan, Jodhapur
M.Des. in Transport and Automobile Design, Institut Supérieur du Design Rubika Valenciennes Campus, France; B.Des. in Transport and Automobile Design, France; B.Tech in Mecahnical Engineering (Mechanical Design), Sonipat, Haryana
Department of Interaction Design
Master of Design (Experience Design), National Institute of Fashion & Technology, Bengaluru; Bachelor of Design (Leather Design), National Institute of Fashion & Technology, Delhi
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I just wanted to share a quick note about how UID has helped me grow as a designer with developed skill set that will help me in achieving my future goals in my career through entry into Indegene, Bangalore. A special thank you to Jaimin Sir who has helped me through out as a mentor and a sincere thank you to all my faculties. — Jinisha Lodaya B.Design – Visual Communication 2018 – 2022
Hey, I am Vidushi Shrivastava from UID, batch 2018-2022. I got placed at TCS this year through UID. And I wanted to thank the UID placements for bringing me the opportunity — Vidushi Shrivastava B.Design – Visual Communication 2018 – 2022
I would like to thank UID faculty and Placement department for helping me and guiding me during the placement by providing good quality training and also helping me to present my best to a good company i.e. lndegene. The faculty is helpful,they were always available and responded to all the queries. My sincere appreciation and gratitude to the Placement Team. I am very grateful to them for effectively and sincerely helping me to grab my first ever opportunity. — Sukanya Patil B.Design – Visual Communication 2018 – 2022