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Mandar Rane
Purba Joshi

Faculty: Communication Design
Faculty: Product Design
Industrial Design Centre
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Demystifying Design is an interactive session and a workshop by Prof. Mandar Rane (Faculty - Communication Design) and Prof. Purba Joshi (Faculty - Product Design) from the Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of design, finding a common ground to define it has always been a challenge. Most of the students are confused about what is design and someone who is good at drawing is often labeled as creative. The workshop aims to demystify this thought for those who plan to venture into the design world or are at the early stages of learning design. This workshop is exclusively designed and is open for students across various disciplines including design. Aim is to foster learning by employing a unique approach of learning design through discussions and debates in applied contexts.

Course Outline
Design thinking is a skill that can be learnt. It is a way of generating ideas to resolve design issues that are identified by observing and empathizing with people within their context. The workshop showcases a plethora of real-life observations to introduce oneself to the ways of seeing. Examples in the workshop demonstrate the power of observation, as the key tool towards identifying needs, point of views, understanding human behaviors, building insights and improving one's design thinking. After these concepts form the necessary base participants will attempt design challenges and instructors will handhold them through the design thinking process.

Let us collaboratively demystify design thinking

Eligibility and who will benefit
UG and PG students of any design discipline who are curious to understand "What is design"? Students from non-design backgrounds who are interested in pursuing design as career and need exposure to design world
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institute refund policy

a) In general, all course fees received are non-refundable, though a participant can be substituted.
b) In case any participation is unable to attend the course after payment of the fee, due to extenuating circumstances, a request for substituting the original participant with another eligible participant, clearly giving the reason for non-attendance, should be forwarded to the CE & QIP office by the course coordinator, before the start of the programme.
c) In case a participant desires for a refund of the fee due to genuine difficulties in attending the course, a request in this regard is to be forwarded by the course coordinator within two weeks of course completion at the latest. In all such cases, the course fee would be refunded after deducting an appropriate amount to cover preparation of the Demand Draft and its postage as well as expenditure already incurred by the Institute on account of registering the participant. In no case the above deduction would be more than Rs. 1000/- (or its USD equivalent).
d) In case a fee paying participant does not attend and also does not give any request for substitution or refund, as mentioned in b) & c) above, no refund of the course fee is admissible. However, the course coordinators at their discretion can send a copy of the course material to the registered participant at the address provided by the participant, without any certificate.