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.
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.
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.
Multimedia labs are structured around powerful computer graphics workstations featuring graphic tablets and application- related software. This lab has been specially created and designed to meet the extensive demands of multimedia applications which provide space for students to produce films using 2-D and 3-D computer graphics as well as traditional animation. Specialized hardware with the latest software is also available to help the students explore the creative landscape.
The Green Matte Studio at VIT is first of its kind to have a dedicated studio facility to shoot VFX shots. The studio was set up at an estimated cost of about $220,000 in an area of about 1800 Sq. Ft with cutting-edge infrastructure and equipment and the finest the animation industry has to offer. The studio is equipped with video lights, video, camera, overhead tracks, and a dressing room. The students use Green Matte shoots for Rotoscopy, Chroma Keying and Match moving.
Students are trained in the areas of Freehand drawing and Anatomical sketching (Pencil), Painting (Water colours, Oil painting), Product designing, Concept art, Matte painting at the Art Workshop.
The Immersive Lab (VR-AR) is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies that include software / hardware, different headset configurations, high-end workstation and design platforms for content creation. This lab allows students to experience preloaded content, learn from experts and build their own content. The Lab is also used for faculty research.
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.