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B.DES. (HUMANISING TECHNOLOGY)

Design Product experiences for the future

Course duration: 4 years

Intake: 25 seats

NMIMS School of Design offers a four-year undergraduate Design program (B.Des.) in Humanising Technology which is AICTE approved. Humanising Technology is the act of design to make technology accessible, usable and delightful to the users.

This program has a generalist two-year foundation, progressing to a focus on designing seamless product experiences with emergent technologies such as Internet of things (IOT), Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented reality (AR) in the third year and professionalising the learnings in the fourth year.

Program Objectives

The graduated students of B.Des. (Humanising Technology) will be proficient in:

· Designing user centered solutions that are interactive, immersive and experiential.

· Handling an entire life cycle of a design involving multi-disciplinary teams.

· Designing transdisciplinary and collaborative solutions considering cognition, behaviour business and capitalizing the technology.

· Competency to secure a ‘seat at the table’.

Unique features:

· A trans-disciplinary design program considering People, Technology, Science & Business.

· Tinkering lab, Builder’s sanctum, Augmented Reality-Virtual Reality lab & Usability lab to facilitate user-centric rapid prototyping.

· Equips student with multi-stream skillsets & knowledge to visualize 2D, 3D & 5D experiences

· Vibrant student life & campus ecosystem.

Curriculum design:

Our curriculum is a progressive tenet of using Design as a focal point to address problems considering the interpretations from cognitive, behavioural sciences and business. More importantly, considering technology as an opportunity and an enabler.

The module (course) structure facilitates multi-skilling in graphic, product, motion and digital design as well multi-disciplinary capabilities such as coding, research writing, business, psychology and sociology of the user and technology to equip the design student to take a trans-disciplinary, holistic and user-centered approach when designing solutions.

The pedagogy includes field and lab based projects to "learn by doing” along with individual critique and mentoring.

The curriculum is pillared on four multidisciplinary fundamentals- design, technology, sciences and business. Modules in these fundamentals fall under two basic categories ‘Design centric’ and ‘Design allied’. Below is an indicative representation of the module structure of the Program. The detailed version is available on the link – ‘Module structure



Program outcome

Module structure

Module-wise outcomes

Careers Prospects:

The graduated students of B.Des. (Humanising Technology) have tremendous opportunities in various domains such as consulting, hospitality, IT, banking & insurance, healthcare, ecommerce, education, travel & tourism.

The job profiles of a graduate are:

· Product Designer for emergent technology (AR, VR, XR)

· Interaction designer

· Experience designer

· Behavioural Designer

· Design Researcher

· Data Visualisation

· UX designer

As B.Des. (Humanising Technology) is internationally recognized, the students can pursue a Masters in Design (M.Des.) in India or abroad.

Admission Process:

Admission to B.Des. (Humanising Technology) is a 3 steps selection process. It begins with applying on the NPAT portal (https://www.npat.in/design.php) in the month of December to April. The dates for the Step II and III are update in the information brochure here.

Step no.

Test name

Test details

Location

1.

NPAT + Design Aptitude Section (DAS) Test

Multiple choice questions

19 states and 49 centers all over India

2.

Studio Test

Creative Problem Solving and Sketching

Mumbai

3.

Personal Interview & Portfolio review

Individual Dialogue

Mumbai

For detailed information on the entrance exam and registration please log on to:

https://www.npat.in/design.php

 

Eligibility:

To apply the aspirant should have passed in the first attempt and obtained a minimum of 60% aggregate marks in 10 + 2 or equivalent exam including International Baccalaureate in any stream (Science, Commerce, Arts) from a recognised board. Note: Diploma & D.P. awarded candidates are not eligible.

           
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