EP 14 . 03 May 17

Epistemology of design in India

With Anirudha Joshi

In the episode

  • We can clearly see a big gap between the syllabus and what actually is required when you become a professional designer. Why do you think it exists? How do you think it we can reduce this gap? By when do you think this gap will be reduced?
  • India has a very different kind of culture and a lot of multiplicities.
  • Is it fair to borrow minimalist concepts from western or oriental schools of design? How effective has been it so far?
  • Is there anything wrong with the industry? As per my knowledge, there are hundreds of projects which were conceived about 10 years back and seeing the light today. How do we continue to stay ahead of the curve and leverage this upcoming talent and nurture these ideas? Or spot them early?
  • In an Indian context, there are already thousands of things designed through various practices and rituals. How can one leverage them in simplifying design for Indians?

About Anirudha Joshi

Anirudha Joshi is a professor at Industrial Design Centre, IIT Mumbai. He works in the field of design and teaches Human-computer interaction and related topics in IIT Bombay and other academic institutions all over India. He was one of the first teachers to introduce usability and ethnographic user studies. Anirudha did his BTech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Mumbai, followed by my Masters in Design from the IDC, specializing in the field of visual communication.