Design Degree Show: DDS 2018

Designing Dreams

Ravi Terang has designed an electric sport motorcycle for 2030. The idea for the ‘Sidewinder’ was concretized from a Falcon, Cheetah and Marlin fish. He designed the final character from a rattle snake. The prototype has a blend of all these species.

“This project is aimed to understand and explore a new design,” he says.

Tamal Patra had studied the pain points of thousand of ASHA workers in the country and has come up with a bag and kit which they can carry to perform their tasks efficiently and effectively.

There are ‘Lego Homes’—a downsized home for urban living designed by Miranda Thomas

“The objective was to design a micro home which can be re-assembled for optimal use in an urban setting. There is a need to remove the burden of extensive construction for providing maximum facilities,” she says.

These are some of the 18 thesis projects of the students of final year of Masters of Design on display at LHC Lobby.

The projects, in three categories—automobile design, product design and digital design—have innovatively used the concepts of design to assemble end products that add social value.

Rishabh Bhatia has designed a padlesss cooler—Drizzle – a personal air cooler that uses padless evaporative cooling. Bhatia along with Janradan Raj havealso created a portable urinating base that allows women to urinate in standing and half squat positions.

“I believe good design is all about good experience. It is commonly observed in India that public toilets are not hygienic. We wanted to solve the problem of women by coming up with a new design of a clean toilet,” says Raj.

Shashank Gupta’s ‘Puchkamar’ (Pani-Puri vending machine) is a mechanically operated machine that digs out a fully assembled ‘paani-puri’. “It is designed for street vendors and is easy to use,” says Gupta.

Gupta has also designed a campus assistance application for IIT Delhi.

Damini Jaiswal immersed for many weeks in NGO to come up with Ami, a new toy based education system which she developed to educated autistic children.

Shreya Nim and Shakti Parvathy have designed an application and website for rural women entrepreneurs.

“This is a digital medium which can help women to become entrepreneurs. Women entrepreneurs in rural areas are facing challenges to set up business. This will give them a platform to sell their products,” says Shreya.