Good design is the backbone of our everyday lives. Product innovations can radically alter the way we are able to carry out simple daily tasks. On a higher level, new designs can change the way we interact with the environment, influence our social experiences or even save lives. The interface with objects and environment around us from the first activity in the morning to the last chore at night could change our lifestyle. Through this blog, we are trying to create design awareness amongst students specially who are keen in pursuing their career in Design but still apprehensive about it.
The design is all about creating new three-dimensional products through an efficient process of idea generation, development, and evaluation. Designers have an understanding of the relationship between art, science, and technology, and have the ability to exploit each of these things in different ways to create new products.
India needs design today across all sectors of our economy. This is a space to explore some of the issues and perspectives that can contribute to a better understanding of these opportunities.
According to the INDIA DESIGN REPORT collated by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, the Industrial/product design sector in India is approx. worth USD 40 million (not including outsourced engineering design services) and is growing at 10 percent annually and employs less than 5,000 people. A career in the field of design offers an opportunity to make a real impact. The process of nurturing a design, from the early concept stages to a commercially viable solution suitable for mass manufacture, can also give designers a great amount of job satisfaction. The field of Design is really vast offering some great options like Communication Design, Fashion Design, Product Design, Spatial Design/ Interior Design, Styling.
The design is becoming a promising new professional career option for people with a flair for innovation of products and product systems. A number of technical institutions have commenced design programs in industrial design to train new generations of aspiring students interested in specializing in industrial design/ product design.