Design Programme

M.Des Programme




I SEMESTER

DES 601 Design Theory
  • Colour, Rhythm, Scale, Space, 2D - 3D viewing, Unity
  • Gestalt's Principles
  • Design paradigm
  • Elements of design
  • Human figure drawing
  • Illusion of motion
  • Art, art movements and artists
  • Story Boarding
DES 602 Design Practice -I
  • Understanding Design
  • User Thinking and User Centred Design
  • Design Research and Define
  • Research and Data collection Methods
  • Converting Research into Practice
  • One Team Project
DES 681 Design Project -I (Communication Design)
  • Form exploration
  • Introduction to HCD (human centred design) process
      Research and Analysis
    • Data gathering in the field
    • Data gathering in-house
    • Data Analysis and design strategy
      Design and Testing
    • Design Conceptualization
    • Usability testing
    • Structure in the design
    • Early Prototyping
    • Foundation in Cognition
    • Human Information Process
  • User Experience Design for Packaging Design and Graphics
DES 681 Design Project -I (Product Design)
  • Form Exploration
  • CAD
  • Motion and Mechanism
  • Ergonomics
  • Material Exploration


II SEMESTER

DES 682 Design Project -II (Communication Design)
  • Typography
  • User Experience Design
      Iterate and Finalize
    • Usability test analysis and Design Evolution
    • Design best practices, Prototyping Strategies and tools
    • Heuristic Evaluations
    • Detailed Design and Final Design
    • Present and Sell
    • Making a pitch for user experience
    • User Experience in Industry
    • Preparing for Industry
      Consulting and cross cultural skills
      Communicating your design
  • User Experience Design for Packaging Design and Graphics
DES 682 Design Project -II (Product Design)
  • Manufacturability
  • Electronics Basic
  • Mechanical Packaging
  • Electronic Packaging
  • Prototyping
DES 633 Integrated Product Development-I
  • Need and Innovation
  • New Product Development Process
  • Market Research (size, attributes and value proposition)
  • Technological considerations (design, manufacturing, ergonomics, validation & testing)
  • STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning)
  • Financial Planning (pricing and costing)
  • Regulatory Concerns
  • Developing a Business Case
Two Electives


III SEMESTER

DES 699 M.Des. Thesis (16 Units)


IV SEMESTER

DES 699 M.Des. Thesis (16 Units)

ELECTIVES

DES 621 Creative Visualization
  • Design Ethnography
  • Artefact Analysis
  • Contextual Design
  • Models for user interaction
  • Data Consolidation and Interpretation
  • Visioning/ Story Boarding
  • Solutions and Prototyping
  • Card Sorting
  • Affinity Mapping
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Coding and Categorizing
  • Collaborative design and thinking
  • Game Design for collaboration
DES 623 Topics in Motion Pictures
  • Camera Angles
  • Cinematography
  • Continuity
  • Time, Space and Directional Continuity
  • Picture Making basics
  • Writing for screen
DES 625 Studies in Form and Style
  • Form Development
  • Narrative Design
  • Psychology of Perception
  • Gestalt's Theory
  • App and Website Design
  • User Manual Design
DES 698 Special Studies/Project Course in Design(Product Design)
  • Design for Manufacturability
  • Autodesk Inventor, CAD
  • Manufacturing methods
  • Behaviour of materials
  • Hands on interaction of different materials
  • Design of mechanisms ( gears, cam, 4 bar mechanism and application)
DES 698 Special Studies/Project Course in Design (Communication Design)

DES 630 Fundamentals of Graphics
  • Theory of Graphics
    • Elements of Design
    • Colour value relationships
    • figure ground theory
    • History and evolution of Graphic Design
    • Art movements
    • Graphic Designers and their styles
  • Applications of Graphics
    • Visual Styles,
    • Introduction to Typography
    • Storyboarding
    • Logo Design
    • Packaging, Branding, Rebranding
  • Designing for Print,Web and Mobile Applications

DES 606 Interaction Design For Physical Products
  • Introduction to Interaction Design
  • Human Factors and cognitive ergonomics
  • Information and Data Visualization
  • Two Short term and One long Term Project
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