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Design Workshop

We simplify understanding design

EVENTS

DEMYSTIFYING DESIGN - WORKSHOP
This workshop is designed with the focus, to begin with defining ‘Design’ and only then move towards design thinking. Demystifying Design is a two-day interactive workshop to clarify Design, understand the process, and experience thinking like a designer. Prof. Mandar Rane and Prof. Purba Joshi, faculty from IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay conduct this workshop.   
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE - 6-7 NOV. 2020
Welcome to an international online conference on Mobility and Transport forum, from 6-7 November 2020 to be held in Mumbai. The conference is jointly organised by IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay and International Institute of Information Design IIID.  

Latest: 4 New Releases

Mandar Rane 3D logo red and white
NEW LAUNCH AT MSTORE:
The 3D Ganesha is finally on the mstore. It is 3D printed and perfect as a product for your car dashboards. Have a look. 
DESIGN BYTES FEATURE RELEASED

DESIGN BYTE FEATURE RELEASED: What are Design Bytes on my website? Design bytes are small snippets of good to know information with regards to the content on that specific page. It might be a reference, a thought, or a definition you should know. I will slowly build these so you can have detailed information about each topic. Have a look.
1. VISUAL IDENTITY // INTELLECTUAL OBSERVER  2:36 SEC
Glad to release the promo video of the presentation Intellectual Observer. It talks about my struggle to express Indianness in identity design and later the journey to prove the hunch that visual culture can play a key role in inspiring the creation of form, concept and identity.
2. BLOG // IMAGINE PUBLISHING A BOOK IN A WORLD WITHOUT PAPER
A teaching method to craft scenarios to generate user experience / service-design concepts for stakeholders.
3. RESEARCH PAPER // PROBLEMS WITH DESIGN OF THE NEW CURRENCY
Find out, whether the tactile marks on the new MG series of Indian Banknotes aid the blind in identifying the denominations correctly?

Store

Downloads and Purchase
The design history timeline
63 DESIGN BOOKS + DESIGN TIMELINE - FREE DOWNLOAD
A 27 inch accordion of art movements, design schools, famous works, world events and people. Exposure to art movements, design schools, famous works, world events and people. The digital document consisting of two pages,
GIFT A DESIGN HISTORY CALENDAR 2020
Demystifying Design Calendar is our way to create awareness and interest in the design world. This design collectable features twelve eminent personalities who made significant contributions to the world of design. We consider them as design triggers for you to get curious and find out more about them.

Blog

Articles and Podcasts
INTELLIGENT UI THAT SAVED THE DAY
I was in urgent need of cash. I rushed to the ATM and inserted my card, transaction declined. Again I tired, again it was declined. I had money in my account then why was it declining the transaction?
BABY DISPENSING ATMs
I saw this when I was in roaming in a shopping mall in Mumbai. It said a Baby dispensing ATM ahead.
WHY SIGNAGE FOR ZOO IS A BAD IDEA?
Why did I refuse to guide a signage design project for a zoo? The answer is simple because animals are not interested in seeing us, we are... So how do we go about it?

Academics

My learnings and teachings
SHKEN MODEL
The paper discusses rationalising visual design decisions with respect to the arrangement of 2D elements in a pre-defined finite space.
DECONSTRUCTION - A METHOD TO DRAW 3D OBJECTS 
The visual paper hypothesis that drawing with see-through objects can improve the performance of sketching amongst novices. 
THE DESIGN JOURNEY
A ringside view of how design education in India has evolved over the years, as seen from the eyes of Prof. Sudhakar Nadkarni
HFG ULM BOOKLET // NEW
The booklet is a short narrative about the famous design school HFG Ulm. It is a conversation between two students where one of them builds an exact copy of the ‘Ulm stool’ by Max Bill. 
UI/UX CHALLENGE - TRY IT
I am glad to release one of the classic assignment I give to students in my class. This assignment rationalises visual design decisions and guides you to think like a designer. 
PACKAGING AND LABEL DESIGN
Introductory course to explore package design and label design through hands-on assignments engaging students into multiple mini-design projects.
SEMANTICS AND COMMUNICATION THEORY
In this course, students are taught how to design messages for various media. Communication here is understood as the act of decoding messages by the sender (designer) via a channel to the receiver (intended audience).

Projects

Project guidance and consultancy

INFORMATION DESIGN

MUMBAI RAIL MAP 
Two Communication Design students at IDC School of Design, Jaikishan Patel (Jaiki) and Snehal Patil took up the challenge of designing a complete network route map for Mumbai locals
DESIGN FOR COLOURBLIND
Why India should change its veg and non-veg symbols? Understanding the concerns for the colourblind
and design of the Mumbai Rail Map. 

DESIGN CONSULTANCY

BARC - IDENTITY DESIGN
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. The project concerns the design of visual identity for BARC. The symbol is designed based on the motto “Atoms in the Service of the Nation”, the basic concept around which all the Research and Development (R&D) activities of BARC evolve.

STUDENtS WORK

TIGER CONSERVATION - ANIMATION
Design for the animal world | Nations Pride the Endangered. The project aims at spreading awareness and building recognition and support to make wild tigers valuable to humans through an audio-visual presentation short film