“Design with Crafts” at NID Ahmedabad(2013)

National Institute of Design (NID) has announced a Design workshop on ‘Designing with Crafts’ from January 23rd to January 25th, 2013.

This programme will educate the participants on how to develop innovative products through the ideas and resources drawn in from the Indian crafts heritage. The objective of this workshop is to provide exposure to alternatives in design practices for crafts based development and diversification along with innovative approaches and methods of strategic design.

Prof. Vijai Singh Katiyar, a senior faculty at NID with more than two decades of professional experience in design practices and design education will be the anchor faculty for this course.

The workshop is open to anyone having basic exposure to Indian crafts and is keen to understand tactical facets of design and its significance in defining creative strategies for new product development and diversification utilizing resources from crafts and heritage.

Professionals, business executives, designers, academicians, policy makers, entrepreneurs, NGOs and people from educational institutes and from those organizations that primarily engage in research and development initiatives in their respective disciplines, will gain from diverse experiences to be shared.

The participation is limited to maximum 20 individuals on a first-come, first-served basis. The workshop will be at NID, Paldi campus and the workshop fees are Rs.15000.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to develop design strategies for enriching products, processes, and user experiences, raise design and quality standards of craft products for better marketability and promote events and activities for extending and expanding markets for Indian handicrafts





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