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Abhikalpana – National Design Conference: (26th - 27th June 2012)

26th – 27th June 2012 at IDC, IIT Bombay

'Abhikalpana' is a National Design Innovation Conference proposed by Shri Sam Pitroda (Chairman, National Knowledge Commission, Government of India), aimed at creating design awareness in the society and simultaneously offering a platform for people to meet and interact. With Abhikalpana we aspire to facilitate new ideas to emerge and fruitful collaborations to materialize.

The conference will look at innovation as a process driven by a gamut of disciplines including management, engineering and design. The conference will serve as a platform to draw attention to untapped potential and discuss processes for need based innovation through presentations and projects done in various fields. The seminar will also draw attention to different approaches to the ‘innovation process’, which starts with user study, finding problems, ideating, realizing concepts into workable solutions and implementation.

The conference will showcase case studies by eminent experts from government, industry and academia as well as act as a platform to get the first look at the student projects.

This year we will focus on:

• Human Centered Innovation
• Innovation for emerging economies
• Innovation in design education

Along with the conference the Design Degree Show 2012 will showcase the works of 57 students from the Class of 2012 across five disciplines: Visual Communication, Interaction Design, Animation Design, Mobility & Vehicle Design and Product Design.

For more information on Abhikalpana, please visit: http://dds2012.com/abhikalpana/index.html
For more information on the Design Degree Show 2012, please visit: www.dds2012.com

Enquiry or for further details contact:

DDS Co-ordinator
Industrial Design Centre
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Powai,
Mumbai- 400 076, India
Phone: 091-022-2576 7801, 091-022-2576 7802
Fax: 091-022-2576 7803, 091-022-2572 3480
Email: coordinators[at]dds2012.com

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