in many areas of design forms the backbone of IDC.
Investigations into the conceptual and theoretical foundations of design process and methodologies have had implications on the way design is being thought at IDC. Investigations into social and cultural aspects have had a influence on
design of many of the products and applications that have been undertaken
in the department.
Besides application and project oriented research, the
faculty's research interest include perception and cognition, visual semantics,
collaborative learning environments, ergonomic investigation, Indian product
and visual tradition, Bamboo material finishes, type and Indian languages,
The specific research areas of faculty members are listed under faculty
Areas. IDC has interdisciplinary
research groups to work on specific key areas.
IDC has an academic program in design research at the doctoral level.