Upcoming Workshops

November 2017
  • Introduction to Design Thinking and Methods
    • Anchor Faculty

      Dr. Gayatri Menon

    • 13-17 November 2017
    • Venue

      NID, Main Campus,
      Ahmedabad

    Some of the basic design principles and practices have applicability in a wide range of industry/ organizations. This workshop is intended to acquaint the participants with Design: Design thinking, Design methods and practices, critical aspects of empathetic thinking, synthetic thinking and creative thinking as well as Design issues and relevance in the modern context.


    Industries/ organizations as well as individual professionals can benefit greatly by incorporating some of the design thinking and practices elaborated in this workshop. A ‘designerly’ way of approaching problems and opportunities will be discussed and ‘experienced’ during the workshop. There will be presentations- discussions – hands on experience on various aspects of design during the course of the workshop. This Workshop intends to acquaint the participants with the Design domain and help them acquire a Design mindset to enable them to arrive at innovative ideas in their area of work.

December 2017
  • Design Sensitization for craft
    • Anchor Faculty

      Prof. S Guruprasad

    • 04-08 December 2017
    • Venue

      NID, PG Campus,
      Ghandhinagar

    Many crafts in current times are diminishing or are on the verge of it. Sustaining the tough competition from the giant retailers dealing with low maintenance and low cost products, fast changing lifestyle trends, limited resources and product range is becoming extremely difficult for the families involved with crafts and craft businesses.


    It is the time to relook at our traditional crafts and practices involved in crafting them to come up with contemporary crafts or products that meet the needs of new age local and global markets. This workshop is an effort to sensitize the crafts communities towards their indigenous designs; changing market needs, customer preferences, resource building and reiterate the craft practices by making them go through design process. This would help them not just to salvage the diminishing crafts but to diversify and expand to newer products, markets and may be newer materials & processes.

July 2017
  • Decoding Visual design for Non- Designers
    • Anchor Faculty

      Prof. Sonal Chauhan

    • 24 - 28 July 2017
    • Venue

      NID, PG Campus,
      Ghandhinagar

    Many industries, organizations and individuals are dealing with visual design without having formal training or sound understanding of what makes it work. Design for most of them is to make something look good; however there exists bad designs also.


    This workshop aims at introducing the participants to the fundamentals of visual design and eventually help them create their own unique designs. The workshop is highly interactive and emphasis on hands-on activities set in academic environment to enrich the professionals.

September 2017
  • Ergonomics and User Centered Design
    • Anchor Faculty

      Dr. Subir Das

    • 18-22 September 2017
    • Venue

      NID, Main Campus
      Ahmedabad

    ‘Ergonomics and User Centered Design’ is essentially the study and application of ergonomics principles throughout the process of design to make it user friendly, safe and cost effective with a view to get optimal human performance. It is concerned with people's strength, abilities and limitations, and with comfort, safety, convenience, and operational requirements.


    The key focus of the workshop is to sensitize the participants to the knowledge of ergonomics, principles of its applications and how it can be used as a tool for designing user-friendly products, spaces, systems and work environments and thereby would help them to develop the much needed confidence to face today’s highly competitive and saturated global markets.