The IDC school of Design, IIT Bombay is happy to announce a two-day event targeted to two groups of people. One group will be designers from India who have done a PhD within the past ten years or are about to complete their PhD soon (2013-2023). The second group will be designers, engineers, architects, or an artists across India who might be interested in doing a Design PhD in the future.

This workshop is for those who are not yet sure if they should take a plunge into a 4 to 5 year commitment for a PhD. It is meant for those who are interested in design research, want to do a PhD, but need help to develop a concrete PhD proposal.

The event will invite eminent researchers in the domain, post-doctoral designers from India, and designers interested in doing a design PhD. The contents will include invited talks, experience reports, a showcase of IDC research, including both faculty members and students, and talks and panel discussions by the invitees.

There will be opportunities to explore specific areas of mutual interest and developing a proposal for a PhD. This event will be an opportunity for designers to interact with eminent researchers in the domain.

To Participate

To participate in the workshop, please fill this form by December 25, 2022. Please prepare a Statement of Proposal containing the following points:
Applicants will be shortlisted based on their SoP and intimated by January 2, 2022.
Shortlisted applicants will have to pay a registration fee of Rs. 500 (Students) or Rs. 1500 (Professionals).
Lunch, tea and snacks will be provided during the workshop. Participants are expected to make their own arrangements for travel. We might be able provide hostel accommodation to the participants on request.

Tentative schedule

Day 1
  1. Keynote: Research areas in Design
  2. Experience sharing by design doctorates
  3. Breakout sessions: Interaction between designers with design doctorates
  4. Tips about writing a good research proposal
Day 2
  1. Panel discussion: Career in Design research
  2. Breakout sessions: Interaction between designers with design doctorates
  3. Feedback on Proposals
  4. Closing remarks

Contact Us

E mail: prepost.phd@idc.iitb.ac.in


IDC School of Design
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay