Prof. Kirti Trivedi
Kirti Trivedi is a Professor at the Industrial Design Centre (IDC), IIT Bombay. After a first degree in Mechanical Engineering, he did postgraduate studies in Industrial Design from IIT Bombay and the Royal College of Art, London. In 1981, he worked as a UNESCO Fellow in Japan, under the guidance of Prof. Kohei Sugiura and was introduced by him to the intellectual depth and the richness of Asian Design. He helped set up the Centre for Asian Art & Design at the School of Art, Design and Media at NTU in Singapore, when working as a visiting professor there in 2011. Besides teaching and design research, he has been active as a design consultant in the areas of product design, design management and product planning, graphic design, book design, exhibition and museum design, environmental graphics and signage design; with numerous publications and awards both nationally and internationally. He designed the permanent exhibition My Life is My Message at Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad as well as Vinoba Darshan at Gopuri, Wardha. His current research is in Asian Design, Universal, Language-independent Learning, Self-evident Design, and in developing appropriate interaction design solutions for Indian needs based on emerging technology possibilities. In 2000, he was one of the six international educationists who drafted the Manifesto for the Future of Design Education for ICOGRADA, and presented at Oullim 2000, in Seoul, South Korea.