"Design is in everything we make, but it’s also between those things. It's a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda, and philosophy" - Erik Adigard
Design can be broadly defined as a problem-solving activity, working to satisfy the different physical and emotional needs of people across virtual and physical mediums. Many of these needs are created in a consumerist society and innovating for new products and services, creating new desires and aspirations, seem to fuel the profession of design. The questions we ask here at Srishti are: if design is a problem-solving activity, what are the kinds of problems are we solving today and for whom?
How can the creative arts and design use emerging technologies and new business practices that these technologies facilitate, to envision a better world? Art and Design could engage with larger issues like dwindling natural resources with values like empathy for our fellow humans and all the other species, respect for old/indigenous knowledge and practices, not being exclusive but being consciously inclusive.
As creative professionals, we need to question the use of material and technologies, to stretch the limits of our creativity to imagine a newer and better way of seeing, communicating and making. To be curious, to be empathetic, to be respectful towards people and resources – these are the essential traits of any designer or artist.
The School of Design, Business & Technology (SDBT) is rooted in the convergence of society, culture and business; and aims to empower you to design for the real world. We nurture creative integrity, sustain an independent practice and facilitate the creation of good business frameworks.
The school engages with centers, disciplines and studios, for expressive, experimental use of cutting edge technologies. We offer opportunities to engage with industrial design, craft, contemporary textile practices, visual communication and strategic branding, user experience and interaction design, as well as system and service design.
Undergraduate Program Courses offered by the School of Design, Business and Technology
Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc), a 6 Semester vocational degree with following specialisations
|Creative Coding||Undergraduate Technical|
|Creative Manufacturing||Undergraduate Technical|
|Graphic Arts and Design Practices||Undergraduate Technical|
|User Interface and Interaction Engineering||Undergraduate Technical|
Bachelor of Design (B.Des), an 8 Semester professional degree with following specialisations
|Business Services and System Design||Undergraduate Professional|
|Creative and Applied Computation||Undergraduate Professional|
|Creative Education||Undergraduate Professional|
|Human Centered Design||Undergraduate Professional|
|Industrial Arts and Design Practices||Undergraduate Professional|
|Visual Communication and Strategic Branding||Undergraduate Professional|
Postgraduate Program Courses offered by the School of Design, Business and Technology
Master of Design (M.Des) a 4 semester postgraduate program with following specialisations
|Design Computation||Postgraduate Professional|
|Design-Led Innovation||Postgraduate Professional|
|Human Centered Design||Postgraduate Professional|
|Industrial Arts and Design Practices||Postgraduate Professional|
Master of Arts (M.A) a 4 semester postgraduate program with specialisations
|Design Practices||Postgraduate Program in Arts|
The course offered by the School of Design, Business and Technology are informed by various design, business and technology disciplines as follows:
Contemporary Art Practices
Experimental Media Arts
Language and Literature
Visual Communication Design
Research and Collaboration
The courses at the School of DBT intersect with the following centers, labs and projects that are housed within the institute:
Center for Experimental Media Arts (CEMA)
Frugal Design Lab
Srishti Labs (Slabs)