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who want to nurture critical thinking, design for the greater good of the community, by empathising with the end-users, and develop practical skills for innovations in design.
exploration of the subject through a series of practical yet complex design projects. Collaboration with like-minded individuals who aid reflective and responsive approach to design.
In this semester students explore a range of anthropometric studies, with an integrated approach to subject-specific skills of visual communication including drawing, visual technology, model-making and verbal communication.
The semester exposes students to integration of building services such as lighting and electrification within the design of retail spaces through a series of project-based learning activities. They learn to explore small scale businesses through the lens of empathy and offer design solutions for small scale street businesses. It introduces students to 2D and 3D digital modelling as part of ‘visualising and communication’ of design and also focuses on constructing and specifying in design.
Through a series of project-based learning activities, the semester exposes students to the integration of building services such as HVAC and Acoustics to design hospitality spaces. Students learn about temporary structures for spaces and how to incorporate them in their designs. This semester teaches students to transform a community space through user-centric design and exposes them to ideas in the domains of environmental and landscape design.
Students learn about scenography in set design and event design and explore designs of modular, knockdown and temporary furniture. Students undertake redesigning of public spaces for the community as part of the studio project by employing an empathetic approach. They also learn about research strategies through reflection and journaling along with building arguments and rationales about their design projects, and planning and organising spaces.
The learning process of the Space Design program leads to a research thesis in semester 7, that the students undertake upon the completion of six semesters of formal course requirements. This dissertation project is a research-based one in which students critically analyse a topic of their choice related to space design. Students will write a research paper by use of logical reasoning and narrative writing, building arguments and rationales. As part of the parallel studio, students will learn about the importance of heritage and conservation in space design and will undertake an adaptive reuse project.
Students take up a final design project which involves complexities of planning and organising spaces, integrating services within the design, and visualising and communicating the design. They present their final project proposals through an exhibition of drawings, digital walk-through and models.
AnantU has changed my perception of design and enhanced my understanding of the discipline. The Space Design discipline involves various assignments aimed at increasing our knowledge and skillsets. It teaches us to be empathetic towards the user and space, helps us understand the space's aesthetic, emotional, historical and geographical importance, and incorporate the learning and findings in our designs.
AnantU's approach to design pedagogy and the faculty have made education a unique experience. My journey throughout the semesters is similar to a rollercoaster ride- fun and exciting. The assignments designed as part of the course made holistic learning possible even remotely. Apart from the design concepts, this course has taught me time management and presentation skills. It honed my ability to visualise objects at various levels using dimensional theories.