Design in India;
a Paradigm of Ascension
   

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List of Workshops & Seminars Anchored / Conducted
 
   
Two day workshop focused on ‘Design and Technology’ for engineering students, 20th and 22nd February 2017, Indian School of Business, ISB, Hyderabad. 
‘Service by Design’; curriculum development and conducting series of four workshops for Tata Consultancy Services, TCS, India ; Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Ahmedabad; 2016
Conducted a workshop ‘Catalyzing Sustainable Economic Growth through Design’, Design, Development & Research Conference, DDR_2013, Kumasi, Ghana, 18 – 20 July, 2013
Anchored a three day workshop titled Service Design for the industry participants, 28 – 30 March, 2013
Think-tank 13, ‘Tell me the Future:The Future of Ageing ‘, a joint workshop for the students of Konstfack University of Design, Sweden and NID, Ahmedabad, 21st January – 1st February 2013
Anchored a three day workshop titled Understanding Design for the industry participants, 29 November – 01 December, 2012
Symposium Chair, Design; a Catalyst of Sustainable India; 27-28, January, 2012
Think-tank 12, ‘Future of Authenticity’, a joint workshop for the students of Konstfack University of Design, Sweden and NID, Ahmedabad, 16th to 27th January, 2012
Anchored a three day workshop titled Understanding Design for the industry participants, 16th to18th November, 2011
Conducted a two day workshop Understanding Interaction Designfor the senior members, Tata Interactive Systems Ltd., Mumbai, 14-15 April 2011.
Think-tank 11, ‘The Future of Death ;An Interdisciplinary Think-tank on Forecasting Trends’, a joint workshop for the students of Konstfack University of Design, Sweden and NID, Ahmedabad, 17th to 28th January, 2011
Anchored a three day workshop titled Understanding Design for the industry participants, 9th to11th December, 2010
Design for Social innovation and Sustainability; A Round Table Discussion; 29th September 2010, Bangalore
Think-tank 10, ‘The Future of Talent Within Interdisciplinary Collaborations;
An Interdisciplinary Think-tank on Forecasting Trends’
a joint workshop for the students of Konstfack University of Design, Sweden and NID, Ahmedabad, January 11 - 122, 2010
Think-tank 09, The Future of Urban Living; An Interdisciplinary Think Tank on Forecasting Trends around Urban Living’, a joint workshop for the students of Konstfack University of Design, Sweden and NID, Ahmedabad, January 6 - 16, 2009
Anchored a three day workshop titled Understanding Design for the industry participants, 3 -7 November 2008.
Think-tank 08 ,’Local becomes global: The future of education in India and the world’, a joint workshop for the students of Konstfack University of Design, Sweden and NID, Ahmedabad,
January 5 – 9, 2008
Trans-disciplinary Studio Integrated Mobile Living,  a workshop co-anchored with Prof. Peter di Sabatino, Art center College of Design, Pasadena, California, 7 – 13 April, 2007
Creative Communities for Sustainable Lifestyle, a workshop in collaboration with the Polytecnico de Milano, Italy, 21 – 24 September, 2007.
Co-anchored  a Design Clinic cum Design Awareness Programme for Textile Machinery and Accessories Manufacturers, the Programme Sponsored by the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of India, New Delhi and facilitated by the Indian Text. Access. & Machinery Manu.’s Association (ITAMMA), Phase I    27 Feb.- 01March, 2006 and Phase II   09 – 10 March 2006
Anchored a Design Awareness Programme for the Senior Executives, TI Cycles of India, Chennai,  15 – 17 February, 2006.
An International workshop on ‘Strategic Design Intervention for Developing Economies’ (1-7 February, 2006) attended by 37 participants from 14 different countries.
Anchored Design Clinic cum design Awareness Workshops for various small-scale Industry clusters such as Textile machinery manufacturers, Lighting Industry etc.
Industry sponsored and industry specific workshops / design awareness programmes in the area of product / industrial design.
Conducted skill up-gradation and new product development training programme for the oxidized metal artisans of Jasdan, Gujarat.  26 Dec. 05 – 6 Jan. 06.
Conceptualized and co-anchored the first of its kind International conference on Design education in Asia –Design Education; Tradition and Modernity, DETM05’. About 550 participants attended the conference from more than 50 design schools across the world. The participants from over 35 countries presented over 100 carefully selected papers.  2 – 4 March, 2005.
An International Programme on ‘Design as Strategy for Development and Quality of Living’ (17 – 21 Feb. 2005). The programme was sponsored by DSIR, Govt. of India.
‘Competitive Advantage through Design’ – A national workshop for participants from various small and medium scale industries, R&D organizations. 20 – 24 December 2004.
Co-anchored Design Awareness Training Programme for the R&D Personnel of DRDO, Pune, 19 – 23 July 2004.
Conducted Design Awareness Training Programme for the senior Army Officer ( Engineers) of Navy at INS Valsura, Jamnagar, 11 – 12 May 2004.
‘Competitive Advantage through Design’ – An international workshop for the participants from various developing countries with the specific focus on ‘design for crafts’ and ‘design for development’. One of the objectives was also to promote India as a destination for outsourcing design services. 18 – 23 January 2004.
Co-anchored a workshop Design for Consumer Durables/ Products for industry participants, 6 – 10 October 2003 & 25 – 29 October 2004.
Co-anchored a workshop Competitive Advantage Through Design for industry participants, 23 – 27 February 2004
A two-day workshop  on Packaging Design for Managers of ITC Limited  at Bangalore, 24  - 25 September 2003.
Brainstorming workshop for postgraduate programme in Design Management and Entrepreneurship. 15 March 2003.
Brainstorming workshop for Postgraduate Programme in Transportation Design. Senior personals from various Automobile manufacturing companies of the country participated in the workshop. 14 March 2003
‘Design for Sustainable Services’ – A workshop organized in collaboration with The Doors of Perception, Amsterdam and anchored by Prof. Ezio Manzini, Politechnico de Milano, Italy, 23 – 25 November 2002.
‘Ecodesign in Education’ – A workshop organized in collaboration with Delft Institute of Technology, The Netherlands, INETI, Portugal and IIT, Delhi for the faculty members of various design and architecture institutes and practicing designers and architects. 29 – 30, January 2002.
‘Technology design Fusion Initiative Workshop’  - A seminar for the students and faculty members of technical institutes / engineering colleges and Design institutes, 24-25 January 2002.
‘Design for Medical Equipments’ – A workshop for Engineers, Managers, R&D personals working in the medical equipment manufacturing sectors. July 19 -21, 2001
Member of the jury to evaluate best innovative product from the National craft fair that is being organized every year at Ahmedabad and participated by more than 500 artisans from across the country
   
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