What is Design

Design is everywhere. It's what drew you to the last piece of furniture you bought and it's what made online banking possible.

Design is a way of thinking and creating value-oriented tools, products and services. It is aimed at making things better for people. It emphasizes that design activity is focused first and foremost on human behaviour and quality of life.

Education is the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream, which when fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone.
If design is intended to capture human imagination and cater to human needs towards achieving a determined result, it is imperative that personal creativity be nurtured and cultivated. Thus, a sustainable, but a living, supporting environment in which human beings can thrive, in personal and planetary plenitude, thus realizing their full potentials.

Design encompasses a number of different disciplines. But, it can be mainly divided into five i.e., Fashion and Textile Design, Jewellery Design, Product Design, Communication Design and Interior Design.

Each design discipline serves a particular industry. While Industrial Design is involved with the Manufacturing Industry, Interior Design is involved with the Building and Infrastructure Industry; Communication Design is multi-disciplinary and helps gain visibility in the intended consumer base.

The industry each design discipline works for can give you clues as to the future viability of your career choice.
Fashion Design, Textile Design, Jewellery Design, Communication Design, Interior Design and Decoration, Industrial Design, Product and Furniture Design, Exhibition and Display Design, TV, Film and Set Design, Design Management, Design Education, Digital Media et al.

Categories Of Design

BROAD CATEGORIES OF DESIGN DISCIPLINES:
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  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architect
  • TV, Film & Theatre Set Design
  • Luxury Space Design
  • Museum Design
  • Exhibition Design
  • Retail Design
  • Entertainment Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Acoustic Design
  • Automobile Interior Design
  • Sustainable Spaces Design
  • Education Design
  • Management Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Product Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Textile Design
  • Home and Lifestyle Products Design
  • Jewellery Design
  • Accessory Design
  • Crafts Design
  • Ceramic Design
  • Metal Product Design
  • Glass Design
  • Toy Design
  • Time Piece Design
  • Consumer Electricals Design
  • Culinary Arts Design
  • Automobile Design
  • Sustainable Products Design
  • Education Design
  • Management Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Packaging Design
  • Identity Design
  • Publication Design
  • Book Design
  • Print Design
  • Exhibition Design
  • Display Design
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Multimedia Design
  • Web Design
  • Digital Design
  • T V Media Design
  • Digital Game Design
  • Digital Animation Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Information Design
  • Interactive Media Design
  • Illustrator
  • Installation Design
  • Graphic User-interface (GUI) Design
  • Systems Design
  • Sound Design
  • Education Design
  • Management Design
Looking at the wide gamut of applications of design, it is understood that Design as a strategic tool can be used to gain competitiveness and market advantage. The mantra today is 'Invest in design for the future of your businesses'.

Hence, there is definitely an ample scope of career choices and if you’re still keen to carve yourself out a career in design, you need to decide which type of designer you want to be.

IIT Mumbai is offering an integrated B.Des + M.des from academic year 2015. 

Visit http://www.idc.iitb.ac.in/academics/Bdes-program.html  for Program details