School of Design

About School

The School of Design programs are about creativity for purpose - educating students to be design leaders who address real-world challenges through balancing high levels of creativity and technical capability with contextual insight and empathy for people. The curriculum provides a platform for students to conceptualise and validate ideas by canvassing, provoking, challenging and questioning people, places, things and systems. Through team and individual projects involving external partners and tutored by practising designers and design researchers, students determine their own design culture whilst building a portfolio of work that will locate them in their desired professional context. Graduates are creative catalysts and visionaries who go on to become leaders in their respective fields.

The school offers B. Des (4 years) and M.Des (2 years) programs, which prepares the learners with technical skills through the completion of hands-on, practical work alongside presentation and pitching skills, and knowledge of the conceptual design process.

Courses Available

Product Design

4-year BDes

This flagship program of WUD gets students to understand the various approaches, processes....

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Interior Architecture & Design

4-year BDes and 2-Year MDes

Interior Design program at WUD focuses on designing and planning of interior spaces for all kinds of human....

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Industrial Design

2-year MDes

Industrial Design as a profession empowers the professional to design consumer centric products...

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Transportation Design

4-year BDes and 2-Year MDes

Mobility has always been a basic human need. The rapid economic growth of India demands a...

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Professional Automotive Modelling

1-Year Diploma

This diploma program prepare you for employment as a 3D modeler in the transportation...

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Computer Science & Design in Collaboration with upGrad

4-year BDes

Given the growing application of digital technology across most sectors ...

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User Experience & Interaction Design

MDes/MSc 2-year

This professionally focused, design-led course equips with the specialist skills to conceive, prototype and...

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PEOPLE

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Gaurav Sharma, an architect and furniture designer from NID, Ahmedabad by training, has a rich experience of over 16 years in the field of architecture, its environment and elements. He is passionate about using design as a tool for bringing change. As a designer, he has always pursued meaningful work – projects that would affect positive change for people and their communities. It motivates him to collaborate with others on projects that are both innovative and inspiring while placing true value on the sensitivities of each community and environment.

He has directed focus on propagating sustainable built-up environment using bamboo for construction of habitable units and he’s regarded as a first few practitioners and innovators of the field. He’s been associated with national and international organisations. During this course he has functioned for technology transfer, skill up-gradation, design intervention and setting up processes for the related industries.

Currently operating as an academician, he operates in empowering the learners to function as responsible designer for the future.

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Aditi Parikh possesses vast experience in the field of Architecture and design in association with various reputed firms in Ahmedabad and New Delhi. Her formal education includes Bachelors in Architecture from SVIT, Vasad, Gujarat University and Masters in Industrial Design from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Her Thesis project in masters, based on the design of an educational toy for preschool children, done with Playgro Toys India Pvt Ltd and sponsored by Design Clinic scheme for MSME by NID, was a highly acclaimed student design project which was manufactured and launched in Nuremberg Toy Fair ‘2013. In 2014, Aditi started her own consultancy firm, focusing on Space Design, Product Design and Graphic Design.

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Aastha Deshpande is an Accessory Designer from NIFT. She has worked as a Visual Merchandiser & Space Planner in prominent retail companies such as Pantaloons, Fabindia & Citylife after pursuing MBA. She has 7 years of industry experience in creating window designs, space layouts, Store Designs for retail sector, integrating design with the retail , marketing & consumer experience.

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Bachelor of Design (Product Design) - Raffles College of Design and Commerce, Australia. He has devoted his skills in academic and professional fields of design. His approach towards design is process oriented and research driven. He got the opportunity to design products for fields of lighting and furniture design companies, and has been awarded as a Winner - DEW Student Design Challenge 2014 held by IIITDM, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.

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Amisha Jangra is a landscape architect graduated from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and did her under graduation in architecture from DCRUST, Murthal. She possesses good knowledge of nature, sustainability and integrated designing activities. Her focus areas are landscaping and Planting design.

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Kunal Dahiya is an Industrial designer from National Institute of design with specialization in Ceramic and glass design. He has extensive experience of designing lifestyle products, product design, glass design, and ceramic design and decor accessories for indoor and outdoor amongst other. In an enriching career, Kunal Dahiya has worked with ISRO museum Ahmedabad, Ekal foundation and Bollywood art project (BAP). His photography and art direction are also warmly embraced.

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Deepali Saini is an Assistant Professor at School of Design in World University of Design, Sonipat. Currently she is pursuing Ph.D. in Computer Applications from Chandigarh University. She has done her Master of Computer Applications (Hons.)from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. She has more than 13 years of experience working as assistant professor in AKTU, Lucknow affiliated college. She has published many research and review papers in national & international journals. Her major areas of interest are Data Structures, Algorithms, computer organization, and artificial intelligence.

A masters in Product design from National Institute of Design, Abhinav holds a junior engineering diploma in Electronics, a bachelor degree in Electronics and communication. As an international fellow under Digital Media Zone he got an opportunity to work on his own start-up idea at the Ryerson University CANADA. He has worked with Samsung R&D Bangalore as UX intern where he contributed in IOT projects like Personal Physical Assistant for Home which is controlled by Voice. He has also worked with a startup named Sylvn Studio as a Lead Product Designer. He believes that a combination of knowledge of engineering and designing can bring in a different perspective in his teaching methods. He has taught at GLS Institute of Design and Nirma University Ahmedabad.

A strategist, multidisciplinary designer and educator who’s delivered creative and engaging solutions across home fashion, interiors, exhibition design, event management, brand strategy and communication design. Balbir is a Master’s in Design from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, NIFT Delhi, besides being CSIR UGC NET qualified, IBM certified - Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner and having over twenty-four years of professional experience in design. He has over 20 years of experience in teaching as a visiting faculty in NIFT, Delhi. Projects undertaken by him span over twenty countries throughout North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. He has been involved in country branding and designing spaces for events like the World Economic Forum WEF, Davos, Switzerland; AfricaIndia Summit at Addis Ababa in Ethiopia; and The India Shows in Pakistan, Indonesia, Ghana, Tanzania, Canada, Bangladesh, South Africa, Singapore, Czech Republic, Sri Lanka. His work has been featured in WGSN, Trend Bible, Condé Nast Traveler, Elle Decor India, Design Sponge, Verve Magazine, lifestyleasia.com and lbb.in. When not on the job, he enjoys practicing boxing and hiking.

A post graduate of DYPDC Center Of Automobile Research & Studies, Pune with masters in Automobile Designing, Arghyadeep has several years of experience in the design and education field. He has worked as a lead designer at Sankul Design and worked on multidisciplinary projects from Automotive, Product, Graphics, UI/UX, Branding, Industrial and brought the experience of working with OEM's and startups. Arghyadeep also provided design solutions to Indian EV startups and acted as design consultant. He mentored many students from different universities in India in the UX Design and research methodology while working at ImaginXp. His core field is Automobile Design and UX Design methodology.

Visiting Professor

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Dr Anastasios Maragiannis, is an Associate professor in Inclusive Design and the Deputy Head School of Design at the University of Greenwich, London UK. Internationally awarded designer (IIID), Dr. Anastasios is an innovative practice-researcher exploring the understanding of fundamentals of design diversity and inclusivity. Dr Anastasios has been one of the five facilitators on the international research project titled: Design in Space for Life on Earth, organised by the World Design Organization (WDO)® and the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. His practice-research work outputs have been showcased in various places including the V&A Museum, London and various academic journals and books. Since October 2020 is a visiting professor at the World University of Design.”

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