The Department of Design (DoD)The Department of Design(DoD), one of the thirteen departments at IIT Guwahati, was set up with a vision to enkindle some of the brightest technical minds of the country a passion for innovation in technology driven by a firm understanding, appreciation and celebration of design.
The department offers an M.Des. degree, a B.Des. degree (the only undergraduate level degree of its kind in an Indian Institute of Technology) and a PhD degree in Design. The focus of the program is on the study, invention, and creative use of technologies to create effective, usable, enjoyable experiences with technology through interdisciplinary research in engineering, design, behavioral and social sciences, and to understand the impact of technology on individuals, groups, and organizations. The department envisions to produce successful graduates who will be capable of leading the changing scenarios of today and tomorrow through thought, innovation and values.
The institute is situated in North Guwahati, Assam, on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra amidst breathtaking natural beauty and serenity. The full fledged campus sprawls over 285 hectares of gently undulating terrain with several hillocks covered with lush green vegetation, a few lakes and a panoramic view of the mighty river on one side and a ring of blue hills on the other. The Institute is conveniently accessible from all the transport hubs in the Guwahati city.
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|News and Events|
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|International Ergonomics Conference, HWWE2014 to be organized at DoD from 1st December 2014 to 7th December 2014|
|New sponsored project: "Gesture control user interfaces on small screen devices" funded by Nokia Research Center|
|Utpal Barua, Associate Professor's visualization work on "Crisis" has been selected for a solo exhibition at India's prestigious Jehangir Art Gallery from 5th February to 11th February 2014|
|Jonathan Grudin, principle researcher at Microsoft Research delivered a talk on qualitative research and exponential growth|
|Sachichidanand Hegde, Scupting Manager at General Motors India delivered talk on Concepts and Fundamentals of Digital Design in automobile industry|
|SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manifacturers) organizes a two day workshop at DoD, IIT Guwahati. Speakers from automobile industry provided an overview on industry specific automobile design process|
|Chetna - an exploration of gesture based interaction to empower pregnant women of rural Assam awarded with top 30 Innovations by India Innovation Growth Program (IIGP)|
|Harshvardhan Upadhyay (Masters in Design) awarded Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award for his Masters Thesis Project based on National Unity & Integration|
|DoD students grab 1 finalist, 1 runnerup and 1 shortlisted entry at OzCHI 2013|
|DoD students present 2 full papers, 2 short papers and 2 posters at International Conference of APCHI/IndiaHCI 2013|
|Mannu Amrit, Minal Jain, Anvay Meshram and Ranju Ravindran wins 2nd prize at Samsung USID Design Competition for Socigo|
|Utpal Barua awarded Gold Medal1st International Ecorea Jeonbuk Biennale and symposium 2012|
|Keyur Sorathia awarded Erasmus Mundus Heritage Fellowship|
|Keyur Sorathia, Assistant Professor and Amit Ranjan and Jagriti Kumar, Alumni of DoD awarded Gandhian Young Technological Innovation award|
|D. Udaya Kumar awarded Ratna Rajiv Gandhi Yuva Shakti National Award|
|Keyur Sorathia awarded IBM Research SUR award|
|Sougata Karmakar awarded Young Scientist Award with Professor Sachidananda Banerjee Memorial Reearch Award by Physoilogical Society of India (PSI)|
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