Design in India;
a Paradigm of Ascension
   

Inspiring Creativity;
the Indian Context
 
Design Education: Tradition and Modernity
 
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List of Presentations
 
   
Creative Economy…what’s in store for us ??!!! International Conference on Creativity and Cognition in Art and Design (ICCCAD-2017), 19- 21, January, 2017 at NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bangalore, India
Opportunity Mapping, SRISTI Summer School for inclusive innovation 23rd May to 12th June 2016,
Understanding Design 29th June 2016, STTP on “Current Practice in Mechanical Design” 20th June – 2nd July 2016, Mechanical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad.
Innovation and Creativity in Product Design 06th June 2016 STTP on Innovative Product design, L.D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad
Design in Indian Context 25th April 2016, Workshop ‘Ergonomics and User Centered Design’, 25th to 27th April 2016, NID, Ahmedabad
Role of Design in "Make in India" & "Start up India" National Symposium,  9th April, 2016, Gujarat Technological University (GTU) at Chandkheda, Ahmedabad.
Design.. towards indigenous innovations Design Open, 5th March 2016, JN Tata Auditorium, Bengaluru.
Design, Design Thinking, Design Education … the road ahead  10th SIAM Styling & Design Conclave, 05th February, 2016, Greater Noida, Delhi NCR
Design and India… context and prospects International Design Masters Series, Taichung, Taiwan, 17.10.2015
Social Responsibility for Product Design  SRISTI Summer Innovation School 2015,
June 5-25, 2015
Make in India, Make for India…. a call for Design Engineers National seminar on ‘Innovations and New Product Development’, 19-20 Feb.2015, Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering (PCCoE), Pune
Design for MSMEs 16th July 2013, www.mixin.in , Srinagar
Design Clinic Scheme for MSMEs presentation at the National MSME Conclave 2014, “Let’s unlock India’s MSME Potential; A New Vision” November 19, 2014, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, New Delhi
Design for MSMEs; towards creating employment opportunities special address at the ‘Design for a Billion’; an International Interdisciplinary Conference; November 8 - 9, 2014, IIT Gandhinagar
Design for MSMEs presentation at the 2nd Indo – German SME forum,
Sept. 22 - 23, 2014, New Delhi
Improving Manufacturing Competitiveness; presentation at the Engineering Day conference, Sept 14, 2014, SV National Institute of Technology, Surat
Scaling Up an Approach; a design Opportunity presentation at the Design and degree Show, 2014, Conference, June 27 -29, 2014, VMCC, IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai
Creating a Social Connect;  a Design Approach presentation at the Interdisciplinary Design Symposium ‘Exploring the Definition and Practice of Interdisciplinary Design’, May 16 -18, 2014,  Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Doha, Qatar
Introducing Design to Engineering Students presentation at the Brainstorming Workshop with the State Project Facilitation Unit (TEQIP), Commissionerate of Technical Education, Gandhinagar, 6th March, 2014, Ahmedabad
Catalyzing Innovations; a Design Approach presentation prepared for a National Workshop on Design Thinking and Education, organized by IIT Hydrabad, IIT Delhi and facilitated by MHRD, Govt. of India; 6th November, 2013, Delhi
Member, Panel Discussion, National Sizing Standards for India;  National seminar, NID, Ahmedabad, 7th – 8th August 2013
Design to Empower; Contextualizing a Design Approach Keynote Address at Design, Development & Research Conference, DDR_2013, Kumasi, Ghana, 18 – 20 July, 2013
Member, Panel Discussion, Laying the Foundation of an Ecosystem for Innovation; 2nd MSME Summit on “Innovation – An Imperative for Competitiveness & Sustainable Development”14th March, 2013, Hotel le Meridian, New Delhi
Member, Panel Discussion, Technology session; SME Convention – Growth through CompetitivenessVibrant Gujarat Sumit 2013, 12th January 2013
Design – Why and  What ?  presentation at the workshop “Ergonomics and User Centered Design” , NID, Ahmedabad ; 20th September, 2012
Design & Innovation for MSMEs Presentation and member, panel discussions, Regional MSME Conclave 2012, Hilton Hotel, Guindy, Chennai; 22nd August 2012
Crafting Design Presentation at the Collaborative Seminar “Design Futures, What Next for Global Design Education?”; 30th January 2012, NID, Ahmedabad
Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability; an Indian Perspective Presentation at the Symposium “Design, a Catalyst of Sustainable India” ; 27 – 28 January 2012, NID, Ahmedabad
Design for MSMEs Presentation at the National Workshop on “Enabling MSMEs to be Competitive through Quality Tools” ; 13 – 14 January 2012, Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi
Introduction to Industrial Design, Presentation to the B.Tech. Sem - VIII students, Mechanical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, 20th April 2011
Design for Crafts; sharing experiences, Presentation at the National Workshop on Agriculture Tools and Traditional Blacksmithy, Bardoli; 22nd January  2011
Design for MSMEs, Presentation at  Design Sensitization Seminar for Buliding Materials Association and Furniture consortium, Kannur; 13th January  2011
Design to connect; encouraging Social Innovations and Sustainability, Presentation at Social Innovation and Sustainability: International context and opportunities for Brazil’, inovabr, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 25th November 2010
Service design: a course module steering students towards newer career opportunities, Presentation at the LeNS conference; Sustainability in design: NOW! Challenges and opportunities for Design Research, Education and Practice in the XXI Century, Bangalore, 30th September 2010
Member, Open Panel Discussion; "Cultivating Innovation: Need for Better Future"; DA-IICT, 25th September 2010
Applications – Design – Research, Research into Design, UNSW International Research Workshop, University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia, 7th September 2010
Design for Sustainability; The Indian Perspective, Research into Design, UNSW International Research Workshop, University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia, 7th September 2010
Design for Innovation, Presentation to the members of Innovation forum, Ahmedabad, 10th July 2010
Strategizing scope for design, Presentation at the Design Sensitization Seminar for GESIA, Ahmedabad, 18th June 2010
Product Design Engineering – Curriculum Framework, Presentation at the India Design and Innovation Education Forum, Bangalore, March 27, 2010
Implementation Approach for Design Clinic Scheme, Presentation at the Inaugural Seminar on Design Clinic Scheme for Design Expertise to MSME Sector, New Delhi, February 17, 2010
Imperatives of Design & technology Interface, Presentation at IIT, Gandhinagar on 2nd February 2010
Design Intervention for MSMEs; a Design Clinic Approach, Presentation at the 9th Design Summit, New Delhi, Dec.16, 2009
Understanding Design, Presentation at ‘Design and Ergonomics’ workshop, NID, November 2009
Imperatives of Design for MSMEs, Presentation to Development Commissioner, Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India, May 29, 2009
New Design Developments for Blacksmithy Products,
Traditional Blacksmithy; Present Trends and Future Prospects, A National Workshop, SVNIT, Surat,
January 12, 2009
Design in India; a Paradigm of Ascension;
Presentations at OCAD, Canada, KMDI, Canada, September 2008.
Design and India; an Experiential Journey,
Designs in South-east Asia -  a Symposium, Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea,May 2007.
Inspiring Creativity; the Indian Context;
Creativity: Point: Counterpoint, International Conference, DesignEdAsia 2006, The Hong Kong Polytechnic School of Design, November, 2006
Design Education in the Global Economy
a presentation at the Design Broadband II conference,  and 6th CII-NID Design Summit, December 2006.
‘Design; the Indian Context’ ;
CII-NID North East Design Conclave New Frontiers in Design, Shillong, November 2005
‘New Product Development’
Presentation at the seminar on Industrial Design, Nirma Institute of Technology, Ahmedabad, 23 Nov. 2004
‘The Experiential Tour; Design in Developing Nations’
Presentation at the International Seminar on Design Education, London, 2002.
‘Imperatives of Technology Design Fusion
presentation at the Technology Design Fusion Initiative Workshop, NID, Ahmedabad, 24 January 2002.
‘Innovation Culture – Design and Technology Interface in Global Economy’
 Presentation  at the seminar on Crafts for Export, IICD, Jaipur.
‘Value Addition through Innovative Product Design’
presentation at the Gujarat Plastics Manufacturers Association, Ahmedabad ,  13.10.2001
‘Competitive Edge Through Design’
presentation at the two day National Workshop on ‘R&D  - The Changing Scenario’ by IDCF,
New Delhi,  2001
‘Value Addition through Innovative Product Design – A Case Study on Aluminum’
Presentation and publication of paper at the ‘ALTECH’  International Seminar on Aluminum, IISc, Bangalore.
Imperatives of Technology & Design Fusion;
presentations to various Industry Sectors, R&D organizations on
Presentations to various technology institutes on New Product Design and Development Methodologies.
Presentations ‘Design; the NID Way’, ‘Understanding Design’ during design awareness programmes held at NID for various industry participants.
   
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