Project title: Design Innovation Centre

Funding Agency: Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)

Design-Centered innovation is a force multiplier that can help in the country move up the value chain, making Indian industry globally competitive. In this context, Ministry of Human Resource Development proposes to launch a National Initiative for Design Innovation in the Twelfth Plan. Under this initiative, 20 new design Innovation Centers (DIC), one Open Design school (ODS) and a National Design Innovation Network (NDIN), linking together all theses schools and other allied bodies such as leading institutions of Industry and academics, NGOs and government would be set up. To be part of this noble venture, The Department of Design at IIIT Hyderabad is setting itself up as one of the Design Innovation Centers. Since a ‘HUB & Spoke’ model is to be adopted, The Department of Design, IIIT Hyderabad would be a Hub and it plans to partner with the following institutes of national repute which would function as its spokes.

  • "A Service-based approach to design and Build serious games for creating community Knowledge”

  • Framework and tool for Accessibility and Usability testing and other NFR testing for Government Application using Crowdsourcing models.