The core philosophy of my pedagogy is to encourage designers to be independent thinkers. In other words, reduce their dependency on me as a provider of solutions or answers. The philosophy comes into action, by designing hypothetical scenarios (as tasks), to accommodate challenges of the real world within the constraints of a classroom setting. I practice learning by doing approach, to hone their ability to analyze failures through repeated iterations. Curiosity is generated at each stage by unsettling and settling students along their paths of discovery; through planing and crafting group learning experiences to encourage discussions, debates, and constructive criticism. Such interactions bring clarity of thought and action for students while realizing their chosen acts of design. Thus, I initiate conversations with students toward rationalizing their design decisions.
Rane, M., Braj B. Exploring the effect of imagery on Visual Identity of educational institutes; An eye-tracking study, The International Journal of Visual Design, 2015, pp. 8-18
Joshi A, Rane, M. Design Opportunities for Supporting Treatment of People Living with
HIV/ AIDS in India. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2011, Volume 7058/2011, 263-282,
Joshi A, Rane, M. Healthcare IVRS for Non-Tech-Savvy Users - Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2011, Volume 7058/2011, 263-282, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-25364-5_20
Rane, M. Visual Appetite, Design Thoughts, IDC, IIT Bombay. India 2009, 11-19
Rane, M. Visible Language, 39.2, Rationalizing Design Sensitivity,
Rodhe Island School of Design, USA 2005, 147-167
(International Journal of Visual Communication - Paper)
Refereed Conference Papers:
Joshi. P, Rane, M. “A qualitative study of dental hygiene practices of
visually impaired people in India”, Design4Health, 2018, Sheffield, UK, (Conference Proceedings)
Rane, M., Braj B,. Apoorva, S. Reducing the communication barrier between ALS patients and their family/ caretakers by creating a visual language in the form of icons, using virtual reality. Design4Health, 2018, Sheffield, UK, (Poster paper)
Rane, M. Mokashi, R, Shende, A. “Design of an entrepreneurial model in product development and strategy for the marketing of handicraft products in the Northeast of India,” International Committee on Design History and studies (ICDHS), Taipei, 2016 (Conference Proceedings)
Joshi, A. Rane, M, Supporting the treatment of people living with HIV/ AIDS in resource-limited settings with IVRS, “CHI’14 Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems, 2014, Toronto Canada, SIGCHI Best of CHI Honorable Mention Award, Rating A (Conference Proceedings)
National conferences: India
2015 “The Mumbai Rail Map – The missing infrastructure”, GBF, Global Business Forum 2015 – presented in Smart cities + Infrastructure (Special Interest Group) Goa, PAN IIT event.
2013 - Non-verbal communication codes of Banni grasslands, Kachchh, Gujarat.
DDEI: Designing Design Education for India Conference (Pune) INDIA, National Education Conference. Paper presented on March 13, 14 & 15. 2013 (Oral Presentation)
2004 - “Visual Order”, International Conference on (DETM) Design Education Tradition and Modernity., National Institute of Design, (NID). (Oral Presentation)
Shende A, Joshi. P, Rane, M. Design intervention for sustainable livelihood and well-being of bamboo crafts community in Syntein, Meghalaya, India, Solutions for sustainable growth (SSG) Wroclaw, Poland, 2019
Rane, M. The habit of asking for travel information versus using a rail map, International Institute of Information Design, IIID, Traffic Transport Forum, Linz, Austria, 2017 (Oral Presentation)
Joshi. P, Rane, M. “Pedagogical Intervention to Enhance Spatial Visualization in the Context
of Packaging Design: An Exploratory Study with Design Students”, 11th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, Toronto, Canada 2017-03-02 (Oral Presentation)
Rane, M. Mokashi, R, Shende, A. “Design of an entrepreneurial model in product development and strategy for marketing of handicraft products in the Northeast of India,” International Committee on Design History and studies (ICDHS), Taipie, 2016 (Oral Presentation)
Rane, M. “The Mumbai Rail Map – Why do Seven Million People commute without a Map”, 10th International Conference on Design principles and practices 2016, Rio De Janerio, Brazil (Oral Presentation)
Rane. M, Sharma. N, Scenario-based Teaching Method in Design Education: Challenges and Reflections, International conference on Design principles and practices 2015, Chicago, USA (Oral Presentation)
Rane. M, Gami. H, Patel, J. “162 Years without a map - Strategies of propelling inclusive design into the Public realm”, Birmingham Institute of Arts and Design, Birmingham city university, Vision Plus Conference 2015 (Poster Paper)
Rane, M. IDA, Information Design Association, 2014. Immunization and vaccination card redesign in the state of Maharashtra, London, UK (Oral Presentation)
Rane, M. Design principles and practices 2013, Visual and Information Design Decisions: Their Impact on Perception and Way finding on a Portable Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Campus Map, Chiba-Shi, JAPAN (Oral Presentation)
Rane. M, B, Braj. Design principles and practices 2012, Studying Perceptual Differences between Designers and Non-Designer: A Visual Identity Design Problem Los Angeles, California, USA (Oral Presentation)
Rane. M, Designing systemic model for new heritage walks in India, International Senior Project Conference (ISPC) 2012, Taiwan (Oral Presentation)
Rane, M. Anirudha, J. “Interactive Voice Response system to improve compliance with medication”, Mobile Plus Conference, Chennai, India, 2011, (Oral Presentation)
Rane, M. “The Art of Managing Uncertainty in the Design of Temporal Messages”, International Conference on Design principles and practices 2011, , Rome, Italy, Sapienza University (Oral Presentation)
Rane, M. Anirudha, J. “Design Opportunities for Supporting Treatment of People Living with HIV/ AIDS in India”. Interact 2011, Portugal (Oral Presentation)
Rane, M. “Investigating visual relationships through family ties – Basic Typography”, Between Design conference, Graphic design between boundaries, Sicily, Italy, Oct 2008
Rane, M. “Intellectual Observers”, Moving Type Conference 2007, Type events, Birmingham, UK (Oral Presentation)
Rane, M. Joshi, P 2019. A Qualitative study of dental hygiene practices (English), Mrane Publications, India. Paperback. ISBN-13: 978-93-5361-885-8
Rane, M. 2019. Visual Appetite. (English), Mrane Publications, India. Paperback. ISBN-13: 978-93-5351-496-9
Rane, M. 2017. The Design Journey of Prof. Sudhakar Nadkarni. Mrane Publications, India. Paperback. ISBN-13: 978-93-5268-727-5
Rane, M. 2017. Making of the Mumbai Rail Map and MRM App. (English), Mrane Publications, India. Paperback. ISBN (Awaited)
Rane, M. 2018. The HfG Ulm – A short history. (English) Mrane Publications, India. Paperback.
Rane, M. 2012. Intellectual Observers (English) Mrane Publications, India.
Paperback. ISBN-13: 978-93-5196-616-6
Rane, M. 2012. प्रज्ञावंत निरीक्षक (Marathi) Mrane Publications, India.
Paperback. ISBN 978-93-5196-624-1
Rane, M. 2010. दृष्टि-संवादातील पदवी शिक्षणक्रमांसाठी रचलेला अभ्यासक्रम. (Marathi)
Mrane Publications, India. Paper back. ISBN 978-93-5196-618-0
Books on Basic design
Rane, M. 2012. Visual Order. (English) Mrane Publications, India. Paperback.
Rane, M. 2012. दृष्यक्रम. (Marathi) Mrane Publications, India. Paperback.
Rane, M. 2017. Design of the Mumbai Rail Map - Discussions about concerns, systems and methods of designing a rail network map for India. Mrane Publications, India. Paper back.
Spatial enquiries with text and images”, Communication in Perspectives, Rane, M. Verlag Amani
International Publishers, Edited by Prof. Braj Bhushan, Sep 24, 2011. ISBN 978-3938-054-253 Chapter 6,