VIT School of Design (V-SIGN)

V-SIGN’s master’s program in Industrial Design has been built considering the futuristic job demands and challenges demanded by the industry. The students are trained to approach product design from a holistic viewpoint - integrating the aesthetics, ergonomics, and engineering in a balanced and harmonious manner.

M.Des. (Industrial Design)

The 2-year M.Des. (Industrial Design) program at VIT prepares students for careers in a variety of roles in design industry. Students are given holistic training in designing, developing, producing, and marketing various products and services. In this program, students are trained in the design and development of computer-based product designs using advanced digital sketching tools like Cintiq or Wacom. The USP of this design program is ‘designing for the smart-world’. So, students are well-trained in the subjects related to ‘Industry 4.0’ and they are made ready for the design challenges of contemporary world.

The Program will prepare the students to,
  • Work in multicultural cross discipline teams effectively, to carryout complete Industrial Design independently or as a team.
  • Articulate the role of design within society and implement the creative process to solve diverse design problems.
  • Communicate the design and other technical aspects effectively using various tools.
  • Design and develop appropriate products for the smart world
  • Be well-trained in the subjects related to ‘Industry 4.0’ and made ready for the design challenges of contemporary world

Form and Colour Studies / Design Methodology / Art, Design and Society / Industrial Design / Basic Ergonomics / Computer Aided Product Design

Human Factors in Design / Entrepreneurship and Startups / Medical Product Design / Transportation Design / Sustainable Product Design / Smart Product Design / Design Strategy and Innovation / Service Design User Experience Design / Design Workshop / Interaction Design / DIY Design / Culture embedded design / Nature of Materials and Processes / New Technologies for Design /Product Detailing/ Design Communication/ Integrated Design Research/ Creativity and Innovation/ Craft, Creativity and Post-Modernism/ Product Planning And Strategy

This studio enables studies on form & colour for the development of new designs. All simulation models in soft materials for aesthetic studies are created here. The studio is well equipped to make mock-up models and prototypes using various materials. There is a dedicated Paint Booth with a Front open dry type filtering system and an air compressor. This facility is for professional quality spray painting of product models.
3D-iD Studio
This Industrial Design studio is meant for creating three- dimensional products / objects. It is equipped with 40 high-end iMacs. Students learn to build 2D and 3D models of products using image creation software tools.
iD-Innovation Lab
This laboratory facilitates the entire cycle of product design - experimentation to create designs in its final form. This Lab is well equipped with Wacom tablets such as Cintiq and Intuos for digital sketching and image manipulation. It is also equipped with machines for 3D Scanning and 3D Printing.
Smart PD Lab
The Smart Product Design laboratory mainly focuses on the development of futuristic products. Today, end users demand products with extended functionality, increased complexity, enhanced smartness and impeccable aesthetics. ‘Smart’ products are products that have the ability to identify and respond to changes in the environment and the user's needs. This is achieved through the integration of mechatronics into product design by enhancing control in the products using electronics, including microprocessors and micro-controllers.
Ergonomics Lab
The discipline of ‘Human Factors & Ergonomics’ deals with the designing of products and systems to match the abilities of people in order to improve user satisfaction, safety, performance and productivity. Studies on the physical factor of the human-product-interaction in a controlled environment, depending on the usage are done in the Ergonomics Lab. These studies are also done in the virtual environment using software tools like Delmia. This lab is equipped with devices like Electronic Digital Goniometer, Absolute axis Goniometer, Algometer, BLC Dynamometer, Polar Heart Rate Monitor, Holtain, Harpenden, Anthropometric Set and the Jamar Digital Hand Evaluation Set.

  • This Programme prepares students to become industry leaders and equip them to tackle the complexity of design problems in the 21st century by creating products, systems, and environments which help to innovate and improve everyday objects and situations.
  • Career options include design and leadership positions in various industries like consumer electronics, home appliances, healthcare products, education, transportation, furniture, digital design, OTT platforms, and IT.
  • Curriculum includes training in becoming a professional in design companies or a designer in start-ups / leading product manufacturing houses or a successful entrepreneur.