Faculty: Sadasivan Iyer

Expeditions in Non Metal

The Built spaces (domestic or work) of today pose challenges to meet the need of specific products to be designed and manufactured. The products will be needed to meet the demands of lifestyle and technology changes.

This studio introduced a design thinking process to find solutions for the products made of nonmetals in the built environment. The modules/tasks planned in the studio enhanced the learning of materials; manufacturing, human factors, etc.

The learning process enabled the students to apply learned fundamental principles to multiple three-dimensional forms, structures, and products. Students used various model making methods. Students addressed the historical context of the design of products as they practiced critical thinking, research, problem solving, and aesthetic refinement. Projects required sketches, models, written reports and verbal presentations of the explorations on the identified products and systems.

Students developed their individual creative process through the exploration and manipulation of materials and methods to express a visual response to themes or contents.