An overview of TDV Product Design course
The relationship between humans and products is almost as old as the history of human civilization. The field of product design is wide and encompasses multiple verticals within it. One may find numerous possibilities to intervene at multiple levels and at various scales and stages.
The Product Design Programme at TDV prepares the student to design products, not just for the current needs, but also products and systems of the future. It moves beyond a mere redesign or styling exercise to questioning the context, the use, the meaning and associations of each product and its purpose. The students question the brief, digging deeper to uncover the core problem or undefined need and then set out to solve that through product design interventions.
After completing this course with us, you may expect to develop a knack of conceptualizing ideas right from sketching the design of the product to prototyping, testing and finally developing an efficient & feasible product which ultimately solves the purpose of making our lives easier.
Since the field involves physical manifestations of design ideas, it is very important to be aware of the materiality and the process of actualization of ideas. Materials forms and manufacturing process is a mega course comprising of process of actualization selection and application, technical details, assembly techniques, finishing and many more. In product designing with TDV, you may expect to learn model making, product ergonomics, prototyping, testing to develop the skills to tackle the most complex scenarios of product development. Also, UX and UI becomes an important aid that facilitate the design explorations of the product design student at TDV. Courses like, colour theory, ethnography and also psychology helps in developing a unique perspective.
Areas of focus
Making – History and science of yarn, weaving and knitting, Industrial manufacturing production and processes.
Surface – Techniques of dyeing, printing and surface appliques
Manifestation – Illustration, Pattern making, Draping and Construction of Garments and Lifestyle products
2 years / 4 semesters
Candidates are chosen on the basis of a written entrance examination, a situation test and a group discussion or personal interview round conducted by TDV. Students are also encouraged to share their design portfolios at the time of the interview. This can pertain to any creative and relevant work and should be supported with a statement of purpose
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Students are introduced to pitching and vegging the clay. They experience the material and create basic structures.