The workshop is open to everyone interested in design. We invite participation from diverse backgrounds, such as those from engineering, architecture, fine arts, science, humanities, and beyond.
DeW 2014 will take place from 8th December 2014 to 10th December 2014 at IIITDM, Jabalpur.
Design is purely a cognitive progression, which is manifested through creativity and human intelligence. Both ‘design culture’ and ‘design solution’ have at least three components e.g. user, technology and process mapping. It creates a form of triangle with three edges and their verticals. All the verticals and edges are equally important for design harmony. It is a very common observation that in the thick of design process, we often forget the users, in spite of the fact that among the various approaches to design, one of the most prominent is “user centric design” approach.
There are cases, when the focus of the designer has shifted to technology or other issues, which creates confusion in the behavior of the users. It has been observed that at times, designers are forcing technological solutions to the users without taking care of their needs and requirements. In the postmodern era, the users are the epitome. We have to serve them and hence customize the design in the direction the users want. Users are customizing their living spaces, lifestyle, food habits, entertainments and many more, with the aim to satisfy the soul of users.
User-centered design means understanding what your users need, how they think, how they behave – and incorporating that understanding into every aspect of your process.
- Jesse James Garret
Indian Institute of Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Jabalpur (IIITDMJ) is funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
It offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and Ph.D. programmes across different disciplines such as Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, and Electronics and Communication Engineering.
It offers a postgraduate programme (M.Des.), and a Ph.D. programme in Design, focusing primarily on Product Design, and Visual Design. IIITDMJ also provides doctoral programmes in Physics and Mathematics.