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M.Design Industrial Design

The students admitted to our M. Des. program in Industrial Design at UID may come from a variety of undergraduate streams including commerce, arts and humanities, engineering, architecture, science, and design. The UID’s M. Des. (Industrial Design) is a four-semester program focused on training highly valuable and professionally relevant graduates. The specialization streams include: Design for Sustainability of Socio-Economic and Natural Environments, HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) Design, Design for User-centered Automation (products, services and systems), Design Management.

School of Industrial 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.

Why study Industrial Design at UID?

Our curriculum encourages a broad exploration of the design practice with an emphasis on user-centered approach and design thinking and beyond. We enable our students to develop critical, technical and managerial skills that align with the contemporary conversation within the industry also Entrepreneural thinking for self-development by aligning with thought leaders in the industry. The course is focused on process-driven work that examines all aspects of industrial design from conception to implementation. We equip our students with a wide-range of design skills and thought process that allow them to articulate their design ideas and thinking.  Our exemplary infrastructure and workshops support model making and prototype building for different kinds of design briefs.

Course Structure

  • Theory of Design Principles
  • Design Concept Representation
  • Materials and Tools Exploration
  • Curve & Structure
  • Digital Exposure
  • Evolution of Design
  • User Research Methods
  • Applied Ergonomics
  • Ubiquitous Product Design
  • Design for User Experience
  • Design Management
  • Elements of Graphic Design
  • Industry-Internship
  • Technically Complex Product Design
  • Elective
  • System Thinking Design Project
  • Graduation Project

Career Prospects

During the journey of design for M.Des Industrial Design, students starts aligning their personal interest  and prior education with the industry. So, a person with Research DNA, can find them self-comfortable as a Design Researcher or UX Researcher with Industry. whereas in the domain of experience design, students may join as Interaction designer / UX designer or can contribute as an Exhibition/Retail experience designer. Many firms hire Industrial Designer for Innovation, students can help the industry in innovating products, services or strategy by joining as Product Innovator, Strategy Design expert. Also, in manufacturing sector industrial designer can play a vital role as Product Manager, CMF (color material finish) designer, 3D Module. Students can be domain specific where they can find carrier as Lighting Designer, Toy and game designer, Medical product design expert, Furniture Product designer (mass produced furniture), Accessory designer (mass produced Footwear/ Bags/ vehicle interiors).

Learning Model of M.Design Industrial Design

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.


Industrial Design

G. A. Vikram

Head of Department, School of Industrial Design

Professional Education Programme in Industrial Design, NID

Lisa Perrine Brown

Associate Professor

MFA Product Design & Fiber (Cranbrook Academy of Arts), Continuing Education, Textile Design:Weaving & Print Making, (Konstfack), BFA, Toy Design & Illustration, (Fashion Institute of Technology)

Dr. Naveen Kumar

Associate Professor

Ph.D. Human Computer Interaction Design (IIT Delhi); M.Tech., Instrumentation Engineering (NIT Kurukshetra); B.Tech., Instrumentation Technology (USIC)

Shhyam Prajapati

Associate Professor

Master of Design (IIT Guwahati), B.E. Mechanical (SSBT Clg of Eng. Jalgaon Maharashtra)

Udit Bhattacharya

Assistant Professor

Master of Product Design (NID), Bachelor of Tech. (Mech. Eng. (Manav Rachna International Uni.)

Abhineet Kaushik

Assistant Professor

Bachelors in Transportation Design, Italy

Shrikant Ghode

Assistant Professor

Master of Product Design (NID), Bachelor of Engineering (Shivaji University Kolhapur)

Sagar Joshi

Assistant Professor

Post Graduate in Product Design from MIT

Automobile & Transportation Design

Harish CB

Head of Department and Associate Professor

Master in Product Design (IIT Bombay), B.Tech. - Computer Science & Engineering (College of Engineering - Chengannur)

Sharad Shetty

Assistant Professor

M.Sc. Tech. (Manipal University), B.E. (Mumbai University)

Harshil Dharia

Assistant Professor

Diploma in Automobile Engineering; Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Modeling

Rakesh Sharma

Assistant Professor

BA, Rajasthan Univ. ITI (Carpentry), Directorate of Technical Education, Jodhpur

Gaurav Prabhu

Assistant Professor

B.Des. in Transportation Design

Satish Gokhale – Design Directions Pune
Mukul Goyal – Mukul Goyal
Somnath Dutta Roy – Idea Matrix, Mumbai

UID organises a number of workshops on a regular basis to help students connect with and expand their creativity.  The workshops introduce students to the concepts of design and provide a strong grounding and encourage personal and artistic growth through innovative self-expression. All the classrooms are equipped with unique modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment that provide an extensive experience in art and design. The workshops offer insights into topical themes in the field of design along with practical exercises that come with a high level of professionalism.