The 52nd Design Engineering Faculty Development Program (Basic Level -1) was held at Open School of Industrial Design, GTU Chandkheda Campus from 29th July 2019 to 1st August 2019. Prof. Rajat Mishra-HoD- Civil Engineering Department, Prof. Kamlesh Samadhiya-Section Head, Automobile Engineering, Prof. Kanu Patel-HoD- Electronics and Comm. Engg., Prof. Akshay Kansara-HoD-CS/IT Dept., Prof. Tausif Shaikh- Mechnical Engg Dept., Prof. Kunalsinh Kathia- Mechanical Engg. Dept, Prof. Kumkum Bhattacharya-Civil- Engg Dept., Prof. Nirav Joshi-Electrical Engg Dept. , Prof. Jaimin Jani-CS/IT Dept and Prof. Nimisha Sharma-CS/IT Dept participated in the Four Day FDP.
The sessions were conducted by Prof Karmjitsinh Bihola, Co-ordinator GTU Open Design School and Prof. Bhavin Kothari, Strategic Design Management, National Institute of Design. The participants learnt various design engineering tools like AEIUO Framework, Empathy mapping, Mind mapping, Ideation and Product Development. The aim of the workshop was to nurture empathy, rapid idea generation, right the way through to sketching and creating interactive prototypes in sessions for a systematic, human-centered approach to solving complex problems within all aspects of life. The participants had an insightful workshop wherein they learnt to visualize any given problem from an altogether different perspective.