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20 min Presentation I gave to school students and their parents in Ahmedabad, India. ...

20 min Presentation I gave to school students and their parents in Ahmedabad, India.
Context: There are some popular myths about design in India because of which some students who could have become good designers and led a satisfying work-life, preclude design (often under parental influence) as a career choice. The presentation was to give a glimpse of what design is through some examples. Design can be many other things as well, but the examples selected were to address the most pressing (and damaging) myths.



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    Career in design Career in design Presentation Transcript

    • DESIGN Career in By Mayukhini (Klein Design Research*) With the help of many more *
    • DESIGN DecorativeBeautiful Fashion Arty types Girly Popular Perception
    • What is design? Who can become a designer?
    • Myth #1 Design is to make things beautiful. ONLY.
    • INDUSTRIAL design Objectified- 8:03 to 10:35 min
    • Design is to make things better for people. Functionally. Aesthetically. Emotionally.
    • INFORMATION design
    • Observe Feel Make
    • Myth #2 Design is for arty people. ONLY.
    • INTERACTION design
    • Design is transdisciplinary
    • Design in these times
    • Designing BEHAVIOURS
    • Smart OBJECTS
    • APPAREL design
    • So WHO can become a designer?
    • Observe Feel Make Sketching/Painting 3-d Modeling Material Manipulation Manufacturing Processes Design Software Coding Micro Electronics Empathy Self-Awareness Behavioral Sciences Cultural Anthropology Aesthetics Curiosity Questioning Status Quo Visualizing Alternatives
    • Is it worth your time (and money)? PART 2
    • Will someone PAY? Your INTERESTS What the WORLD NEEDS Modified from google image search results for “ideal career Venn diagram”
    • Better Signage? Fun Dustbins? Games to bridge the gap? Indian needs
    • RENOWNED INDIAN INSTITUTES National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai NIFT Pearl Academy Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune DSK, Pune MIT, Pune RESOURCES
    • DESIGN DecorativeBeautiful Fashion Arty types Girly TechieTypes Functionality Problem identification Behaviour Empathy Curiosity Analytical And much more…